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  • 18 2017 August

    Stuff ( & Possibly Nonsense) #125

    And once again it’s that time of the week for a quick round up of news and links that Richard and Joe spotted over the last few days: The annual Worldcon, science fiction’s biggest bash,...

  • 17 2017 August

    Le petit Nicolas in comics

    René Goscinny is without a doubt one of the absolute giants of Eurocomics. He was the writer of two of the best known series (Astérix and Lucky Luke), but also one of the founders of...

  • 16 2017 August

    Reviews: deep, mythological fantasy – A Gathering of Ravens

    A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

  • 16 2017 August

    All hands on deck for Spirou

    In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

  • 15 2017 August

    Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost...

Stuff ( & Possibly Nonsense) #125

August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

And once again it’s that time of the week for a quick round up of news and links that Richard and Joe spotted over the last few days: The annual Worldcon, science fiction’s biggest bash, took place over last weekend, and as usual included the prestigious Hugo Awards, first awarded in 1953, which I’m relieved...

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Le petit Nicolas in comics

August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

René Goscinny is without a doubt one of the absolute giants of Eurocomics. He was the writer of two of the best known series (Astérix and Lucky Luke), but also one of the founders of the seminal magazine Pilote, the first French comics magazine to aim at a more adolescent audience. Goscinny was also well-known...

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A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his...

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All hands on deck for Spirou

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not just because he, like Tintin, gave his name to one of the quintessential comics magazine of the second half of...

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Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost in the Shell anime. Yes, I know it’s a classic. I tried. I watched the Stand Alone Complex about half...

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Awards: the Hugos have been announced

August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the weekend the annual Worldcon took place, and that means the prestigious Hugo Awards were announced, one of the major landmarks in world science fiction and fantasy, taking in novels, novellas, editors, short stories, film, television and comics. Delighted to hear that the attempts in previous years by certain hate-filled groups determined to try and...

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Comics magazine kuš, which is based in Latvia but very internationally focused, has just published its 29th issue, and with that is celebrating ten years of bringing experimental comics to the masses. The magazine was founded by Swiss expatriate David Schilter, who wanted to bring something new to a country that only seemed to know...

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Reviews: blood will flow in Redlands

August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Redlands #1, Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa R Del Rey, Clayton Cowles, Image Comics There has been a bit of buzz among readers and our own staff about the first issue of Redlands landing this week, so I had to add it to my reading stack of new releases, and I’m glad I did. Opening in the...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #124

August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep, it’s that time of week again, when Richard and Joe scoop up some of the interesting stories, news and links spotted over the last few days: The new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, gave her first broadcast interview since the news about her casting as our favourite Time Lord broke. Talking to BBC 6Music’s Shaun Keaveney,...

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Reviews: Hellboy returns with Secret Nature

August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hellboy and the BPRD: Secret Nature, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Shawn Martinbrough, Dave Stewart, Dark Horse Comics It is never a bad day when there’s a new issue of Hellboy to be read! On racks with this week’s new releases, this is, sadly, just a one-shot, but I’ll take any chance to revisit the world...

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