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  • 22 2018 June

    Reviews: the Secret of Marrowbone

    The Secret of Marrowbone, Directed by Sergio G Sánchez, Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison My first movie at the world’s longest continually running film festival, the Edinburgh...

  • 22 2018 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

    It’s Friday, so it must be time for Richard and Joe to round up the comic news from the week;...

  • 20 2018 June

    The Black Cat, The Snapper and the Gloomy Grin

    Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked...

  • 19 2018 June

    Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

    (Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team,...

  • 18 2018 June

    Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

    Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

Reviews: the Secret of Marrowbone

June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Secret of Marrowbone, Directed by Sergio G Sánchez, Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison My first movie at the world’s longest continually running film festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and it is one I have been eagerly anticipating, arriving with some good word of mouth. It...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday, so it must be time for Richard and Joe to round up the comic news from the week;...

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Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked about Serge Baeken’s Sugar earlier, which was just translated by Soaring Penguin. It is a wonderful ode to the life...

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Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

(Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team, writers, artists, colourists, letterers… are all female creators. Shocking really to think it’s taken so long, but also good for...

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Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other comics from his stall. Now with a handsome paperback volume collecting the series I figured it was time for me...

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Amsterdam Comics Conference

June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amsterdam Comics, an independent comics research group that “that seeks to productively clash theory with practice through several strategies” just announced their second Comics Conference, which will be held on November 15-17, 2018. Titled “Drawing Yourself In And Out Of It”, the conference focuses on the relation between the cartoonist and the story they tell,...

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The Weatherman #1, Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart, Steve Wands, Image Comics Another week and another pretty damned fine first issue of a new series from Image. It’s gotten to the stage where several colleagues and I now pretty much pick up any new first issue from Image because the batting average has been...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #168

June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our regular round up of news and links spotted over the last few days and brought to you by Richard and Joe, yes, it’s time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Eunice Gayson, RIP Eunice Gayson, credited as the very first “Bond girl”, passed away at the age...

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Reviews: creepy scares in Hereditary

June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hereditary, Directed by Ari Aster, Starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Psychological horror starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Bryne. A family is finding their grief difficult to cope with after their grandmother dies. Her daughter is emotionless after years of trying to deal with a secretive woman who had numerous mental health issues....

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Plastic Man #1, Gail Simone, Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Simon Bowland, DC Comics (variant cover artwork by Amanda Conner and Dave Johnson) I’ve had a tremendous soft spot for Jack Cole’s Plas going right back to childhood, when I was knee-high to a Bat-Mite. A small, very dingey old store near the supermarket my parents...

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