Downthetubes: Flips

By John Freeman | Assembling British comics and (mostly) British media bits I just happen to like.

Submissions

Commando comics aim to tell exciting and interesting stories suitable for readers of all ages. On land, at sea, and in the air, Commando’s stories …

Something old, something new … Rogue Trooper Redux “Comparison Trailer” released

Independent UK developer and <i>2000AD</i> publisher <b>Rebellion</b> has released a new <i>Rogue Trooper Redux</i> trailer, comparing the game’s impressive visuals directly …

Comic-Con

Good News! The Good News Bible from Breakdown Press collects the complete Deadline strips of Shaky Kane

<i>“Read any GOOD BOOKS lately, punk?”</i><p>For the first time ever, <i>Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane</i> , out in August from Breakdown …

Comics

In Review: Women Who Kill, illustrated by Sarah Tanat-Jones

<b>By Sarah Tanat-Jones</b> <b><br>Publisher: Cicada Books</b> <b><br>Out: Now</b><p><b>The Book</b>: There is nothing more shocking or fascinating than the story of a homicidal woman. We …

Books

Judge Dredd, Dark Judges badges released by yesterdays.co

Collectible enamel lapel badge (or pin, as they say across the pond) maker <b>@yesterdays.co</b> have just released some devilishly dangerous pin badges – …

Judge Dredd

That Was The Week Comics Was – New Scream! and Misty, Doctor Who and a Lime Street Leopard!

It’s been a busy week! Here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond. Have a great weekend!<p>• Sales of the <b>Oor Wullie Bucket Calendar</b> …

Jodie Whittaker

Broken Frontier announce the publication of the 2017 Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook

Comics culture site <b>Broken Frontier</b> has announced the publication of their <b>2017 Small Press Yearbook</b>, an anthology celebration of the work of BF’s ‘Six …

200+ Posters From the Golden Age of Graphic Design Are Now Free to Download

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet …

Graphic Design

COMIC HEROES No.32 is here

Just a very quick heads up to say that the latest issue of the quarterly comics news magazine <b>Comic Heroes</b> is out now. I haven't seen a copy yet as my …

Star Trek Discovery comics launch in October from IDW

<b>IDW Publishing</b> has announced it will launch its first <b>Star Trek: Discovery</b> on 25th October 2017, just a month after the series launches on CBS All …

Star Trek

Can Comics (and other arts) can keep you healthy?

The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived according to a new report presented to Britain’s House of …

Health Care

hoopla digital brings Fantagraphics, Lion Forge and Titan Comics titles to North American public libraries

<b>hoopla digital</b>, the category-creating mobile and online service for North American public libraries, has announced content agreements with comic book …

Graphic Novels

IDW and Glénat announce Original Graphic Novel partnership

US company <b>IDW Publishing</b> and French publisher <b>Glénat</b> are launching a new joint initiative, “Original Graphic Novel”, focused on the creation of …

France

Classic “Scream” and “Misty” comics unite for Hallowe’en Special!

<b>Rebellion</b>, publisher of <b>2000AD</b>, has begun soliciting orders for a <b>Scream & Misty Hallowe’en Special</b> through comic shop distributor Diamond, promising …

Comics

New James Bond tale, “Kill Chain”, launches this week

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, <b>James Bond</b> finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO in <b>Kill</b> …

Movies

The Awesome Comics Podcast Catch Up: Creating Comics with Al Ewing, Jon Lock, Sarah Millman and more

It’s time for an <b>Awesome Comics Podcast</b> catch Up! (Let’s hope the boys didn’t mean what they said about cattle prods and anchovies if I got behind …

Comics

Comic-Con: Jack Kirby Tributes From Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Kevin Feige & More | Deadline

Without Jack Kirby there would be no Comic-Con. Period, full stop.<p>On the 100th anniversary of the birth of the man now known as the King of Comics, …

Comics

Comic-Con 2017: Best of the Convention Hall floor

San Diego Comic-Con opened its floor for preview night Wednesday revealing rows upon rows of oddities, art and swag. But how does one distinguish between the treasures and the trash? Is it worth sacrificing an hour of your life just to stand inside a giant pineapple from the animated series …

Pop Culture

The First Female “Doctor Who” Appeared in Comics back in 1989 – Sort Of!

While the news of the latest <i>Doctor Who</i> casting of <b>Jodie Whittaker</b> as the Thirteenth Doctor, Britain’s national media went a bit crazy, fans were …

TV Series

In Review: The Leopard from Lime Street – Book One

<b>Written by Tom Tully Art by Mike Western, Eric Bradbury</b> <b><br>Publisher: Rebellion Graphic Novels (British Treasury of Comics)</b> <b><br>Out: Now</b><p><b>The Book</b>: Billy Farmer …

Wildlife

Sneak Peek: Artist Rian Hughes’ I Am a Number

When everyone has a number, everyone knows their place. Lower numbers are better, higher numbers are less important, and that’s just the way it is. …

Comics

Character Options renews its Doctor Who figure license after Thirteenth Doctor casting announced

Toy firm <b>Character Options</b>, who have held the master toy licence for <i>Doctor Who</i> since the show’s 2005 relaunch has renewed its deal with BBC Worldwide …

TV Series

Sneak Peek: MULP – Sceptre Of The Sun Issue 4 by Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton

Writer <b>Matt Gibbs</b> and artist <b>Sara Dunkerton’s</b> anthropomorphic rodent adventurers return in the penultimate issue of <i>MULP: Spectre Of The Sun</i>. Published …

Astronomy

Doctor Who: Enter our Thirteenth Doctor Comic Art Competition!

With the confirmation that actress <b>Jodie Whittaker</b> is to be <i>Doctor Who‘</i>s Thirteenth Doctor, we’re sure some of you will be racing to draw her.<br>Several …

TV Series

Spaceship Away #42 (Summer 2017)

It's always a pleasure to have Spaceship Away drop through the letterbox. Des Shaw has maintained the high standards set by original editor Rod …

Titan Comics San Diego Comic-Con plans revealed – new Doctor Who tales, Robotech special and more

British publisher <b>Titan Comics</b> has announced it will be bringing its biggest ever offering of exciting debuts to this year’s sell-out <b>San Diego</b> …

TV Series

All-out action from cover to cover in 100% Biodegradable – Issue 17!

<i>100% Biodegradable</i> Issue 17 is on sale now, crammed with digital comics goodness – available from all the usual electronic outlets. Here’s the …

Graphic Novels

That’s Novel! Turn your house into a vintage library for a snip, thanks to Décor Books

Décor Books Antique Cloth Books. Image: Décor Books<b>Décor Books</b> is a brand new website offering a collection of high quality modern and vintage books …

Vintage

In Memoriam: Comic Artist and Writer Sam Glanzman

Sam Glanzman by Mark Wheatley, which featured in the 2016 collection of <i>A Sailor’s Story</i><b>The team here at downthetubes were very sad to learn of the</b> …

Comics