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  • 24 2017 February

    Reviews: “there can be only one” – Highlander, the American Dream #1

    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...

  • 24 2017 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #100

    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...

  • 23 2017 February

    2000 AD : 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival

    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...

  • 23 2017 February

    Reviews: The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed, a Hellboy tale

    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...

  • 23 2017 February

    Reviews: A Cure for Wellness

    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...

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New Harry Potter

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bloomsbury have revealed the cover (or two covers if you want to be pedantic, since there is the now-customary ‘adult’ cover as well) of the next Harry Potter novel, due for publication on 16th of July in the UK, although the main plot details of the boy (teenager?) wizard’s new story – the Half-Blood Prince...

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Underground Maus

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Artwork from Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel Maus is being displayed on the underground system in Budapest according to the Comics Reporter. Culture Minister Andras Bozoki stated that Spiegelman’s groundbreaking work was important because it raised serious questions. It’s great to see a graphic novel work being taken so seriously, both politically and...

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V for Vendetta

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comics Continuum reported that Warner Brothers held a large press conference to mark the commencement of film work on V for Vendetta. The film adaptation of one of the greatest of graphic novels (face it, it is one of the foundation stones of the genre) by one of our best writers, Alan Moore, is being...

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WHOdunnit?

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Apparently an episode of the brand-new Doctor Who series has been leaked onto the internet already, just a few weeks before transmission. The BBC say they don’t know ‘who’ was responsible, but we at FPI are putting our money squarely on the Master. And this seems as good a time as any to mention how...

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Manga Mania!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not content with our Hellblazer offer we’re also enticing your graphic novel pennies out of your pocket with our excellent offer on Manga in our stores:...

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Shiver me Timbers!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just to show he is as excited by cool action figure collectables as he is a good X-Men title, my colleague Steve offers this rum and cutlass choice for you: Neca have done it again, with their popular REEL Toys series of Action Figures. The latest offerings are the Pirates of the Caribbean Series 1...

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The Stross Factor

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus magazine’s online edition (print edition available from your friendly, local, neighbourhood FPI store) has an interesting article by Russell Letson on British author Charles Stross. If you’ve not come across Charlie’s work have a look at this as a primer. Charlie’s UK debut novel, Singularity Sky is out now in paperback and the sequel,...

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New Book News

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just found out via the news blog of the Alien Online that one of my favourite authors, Peter F Hamilton, has now handed in the finished manuscript to Judas Unchained, the sequel to the very fine Pandora’s Star (which is due in paperback this month). Running a little late, but since Peter has had a...

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Steve’s Comic Hot Picks

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, my esteemed colleague from Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh, Steve, presents you with his favourite comic picks for the week for your delictation, delight and pocket money. Joe Well, anyone unfortunate enough to have had the weather we’ve endured over the past few days if it was...

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Heavy Metal

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the journal with the well-muscled heroes and heroines artwork but the musical variety. We’ve been hearing about a proper, hard-core metal band that features good, old-fashioned screaming guitars and pounding drums. Okay, when did we get musical, you may be asking? Well since we heard a rumour that the man pounding those skins...

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