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V

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hugo Weaving, star of two of the biggest trilogies ever, Lord of the Rings and the Matrix films, has been announced as a replacement for James Purefoy on the movie adaptation of the classic V...

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New-look DC

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

DC Comics unveiled their new logo design to a somewhat mixed reception. When any company alters a design that they have had in the public eye for decades they’re always likely to attract a combination...

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Comics in Glasgow

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There’s an interesting article on the always-excellent Alien Online about one of my favourite indie comics creators, Sandra and John, who are the force behind the wonderful Metaphrog in Glasgow, home to the utterly gorgeous...

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Black Widow

May 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Black Widow: an especially venomous spider, the female of which eats the male after mating; an Alice Cooper song featuring Vincent Price praising the same arachnid; a beautiful and deadly Russian superspy from the...

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Angel Fire

April 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of a luscious little horror graphic novel from British independent publishers Shattered Frames. Angel Fire is the name of both the book and the new designer...

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The Eisners announced

April 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

The pre-eminent awards shortlist for all of Comicdom, the Eisners, have been announced. It is a massive and pretty diverse list. Below is a truncated version of the official press releases. The full text and...

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Anna’s new comics picks

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Anna in the Glasgow FPI is recommending a couple of intersting new comics which she has just added to our pre-order webstore catalogue. The first is one we’ve already mentioned recently here, Joss Whedon’s Serenity...

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Humanoids

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

You may recall that I was singing the virtues of the frankly excellent Humanoids imprint recently – translations for some of the finest of European graphic novels by America’s DC Comics. Alas, new reached the...

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Strangehaven anniversary

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, hard to believe but this year marks the tenth anniversary of Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven. I was first put onto Strangehaven by a good friend and was hooked right away. Strange goings-on in what...

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Albion

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hands up if you remember the Steel Claw? Robot Archie? The Spider? Unlike their American cousins, British comics only rarely featured full-on DC or Marvel-style superheroes. In fact when 2000 AD burst into the scene...

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