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Shrieking

February 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Picking favourite reading out is always a difficult task – there are a lot of exceptionally good novels, comics and graphic novels coming our way each month. Of course, I’m going to pick one out...

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Jonathan Strange

November 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Crooked Timber has a fascinating, multiple-perspective analysis of Susanah Clarke’s fantastic debut novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which I commend to anyone who has read this fascinating and richly detailed book. It is also...

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The Dresden Files

November 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

“Friday night, I went so see Bianca, the vampiress. I didn’t just leap out of bed and go and see her, of course. You don’t go walking into the proverbial lion’s den lightly. You start...

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New graphic novels

October 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

A double helping of graphic novel loveliness for you today with the Pre-orders live on our super, shiny new website from the good folks at Image Comics and Marvel. Both their new lists for January...

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Jump Tribe

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it isn’t the tale of a bunch of Van Halen fans – it is in fact a very groovy new series from the wonderfully deranged mind of Clive Barker. Clive has long been known...

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Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future. These words used to send thrills down the spines of a generation of post-war kids every week. Imagine, cold, grey, post-war Britain – still in the grip of the...

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Cylon

June 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t resist buying one of these for myself – a wonderfully-detailed 12 inch Cylon warrior. Articulated joints, weapon accessories and that very shiny armour means he looks quite splendid on his stand. There’s also...

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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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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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