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You know, back in mid 2015, when I was so on top of all things UK comics, Beast Wagon by Owen Michael Johnson, John Pearson and Colin Bell was a really inventive, totally engrossing series that I did the very best to promote the living heck out of – just like this. Well, cut to...

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You probably never have, but had you ever wondered what Marvel superheroes would look like if they had been drawn by French BD superstars, you’d be in luck. Panini Comics, the French publishers for Marvel comics, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and to mark the occasion, they asked some twenty of the greatest artists in current...

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Highlander: the American Dream #1, Brian Ruckley, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, IDW Publishing (cover artwork by Francesco Francavilla) I’m a big fan of Brian Ruckley’s fantasy novels, and I enjoyed his first foray into comics writing with IDW’s Rogue Trooper mini-series (see here), and I have been looking forward to what the Edinburgh scribe was...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #100

February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of week once more, and here’s our quick-hit round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: Stephen Waller had me giggling away with his take on those infuriating clickbait articles “you’ll never guess what she did next!!!” with this quick three panel piece (see the rest here):...

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2000 AD : 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

11th February 2017, Novatel Hammersmith This was an incredible convention. The atmosphere was fantastic and vibrant, everyone was so excited, and the only complaint was deciding what to do as there were important choices to make and too much to do! Arriving on Friday was a great plan. The bar was full of creators, relaxing,...

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The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paul Grist, Bill Crabtree, Dark Horse Although Mignola finally wrapped up his main Hellboy story arc a while back there is still a lot of spaces to fill in from Hellboy’s history. We’ve been getting some of those recently in some delightful mini-series...

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Reviews: A Cure for Wellness

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Cure for Wellness, Directed by Gore Verbinski, Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie, Ivo Nandi, Adrian Schiller Gore Verbinski brings a chilling tale of what really happens at spa and health treatment centres. A young executive at a large investment company is sent to a health retreat to bring back their...

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Reviews: Logan

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Logan, Directed by James Mangold, Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez Hugh Jackman dons the adamantium claws one more time. We’re in the future this time – it’s 2029 and Wolverine is driving a limo near the Mexican border, working in America then crossing the border to a remote disused factory...

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Earlier this month David Moreau’s Seuls was released in cinemas across France and Belgium. The film, based on the acclaimed young adult comic series of the same name by Fabien Vehlmann and Bruno Gazotti, tells the story of a group of children who one morning find themselves in a world without adults. They learn that...

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Comics: Draw the Line

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Draw the Line launched today, with “more than 100 comics artists and illustrators from around the world launch Draw the Line, a lively, visual guide to positive political action that anyone can take.” In a time of enormous division, and indeed outright anger (and sometimes hate, I’m afraid) between opposing elements societies in many countries...

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