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  • 17 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #138

    Another of Joe and Richard’s Friday round-ups. All the comics news we’ve seen this past week…....

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: heroes assemble – Justice League

    Justice League, Directed by Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon, Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielson, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds It’s superhero team-up action time,...

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: ra ra Rasputin – Mignola ressurects the mad monk

    Rasputin: the Voice of the Dragon #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Christopher Mitten, Dave Sewart, Dark Horse Comics Another New Comic Book Day arrives and with it not one but two new comics from the...

  • 15 2017 November

    The grand Bryan Talbot Grandville exhibition

    Byan Talbot’s Grandville Exhibition, Orbital Comics London Opened 6th of November, running until the 5th December I took the opportunity to visit the Grandville Art Exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, and was very impressed...

  • 14 2017 November

    Reviews: Places in the Darkness

    Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

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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 with a good breakfast.” Meet Harry Dresden; down-at-heels gumshoe working the PI circuit in Chicago. And like another Harry, he’s...

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Gamerz at BAFTA Scotland

October 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve just heard from Robbie Fraser, the writer/director of the fantasy-themed indy movie from Scotland, Gamerz, which was shown at Worldon and has been doing a circuit on some other releases, notably through Cineworld (the people who now own UGC cinemas). Robbie told us: “We have had a very warm response to the film both...

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Paul McGillion at FPI

October 31, 2005 | 1 Comments

The Stargate news just keeps getting better here – Paul McGillion who plays Doctor Carson Beckett in Stargate Atlantis will be visiting the Emerald Isle and has agreed to meet fans and sign autographs in our Irish branches. He will be appearing at the Dublin FPI (5-6 Crampton Quay) on the 2nd of December from...

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Michael Shanks signing at FPI

October 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

Michael Shanks, adored by millions of fans for his portrayal of Doctor Daniel Jackson in the long-running Stargate SG-1, will be making personal appearances to meet fans and sign autographs at two of our Forbidden Planet International stores this week. Michael will be in our Derby branch at 1-2 Corn Exchange, Albert Street onthe 1st...

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

October 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Nestling among our latest batch of DC pre-orders (for January releases) is a simple-looking little collection entitled The Superman Chronicles Volume 1. DC have at last decided to start re-issung some of their classic material in a more affordable format – plenty of Golden and Silver Age material is available in the lovely Archive Editions...

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Halloween Haiku

October 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top fantasy author Jeff VanderMeer is running a Halloween-themed Haiku competition on his blog, with the winner bagging oodles of candy, in time honoured trick or treat fashion. Apparently some American delicacy called ‘corn candy’ is on offer. Jeff has also been telling us that his major new work, Shriek, should be coming in the...

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SF Mastermind

October 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ariel over on the Alien Online reports that this week’s BBC has a double-bill of Mastermind, with both episodes featuring contestants who have the special subject category of SF authors: Arthur C Clarke and Iain M Banks. The shows begin at 8pm on Tuesday November 1st at 8pm on BBC2; Banksie, of course, is due...

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San Francisco underground Comix

October 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is a very cool article on the website for the San Francisco Bay Guardian by Heather Smith on the Bay area’s influential independent comix scene, past and present. It takes in artists from the seminal 60s scene like Crumb to newer creators like Dan Clowes and Laurenn McGubbin of Image Comics. Dez Skinn wrote...

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King’s Dark Tower at Marvel

October 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

The comics internet has been buzzing with speculation these last few days regarding Stephen King writing for Marvel. The buzz was bang on the money as it turned out; Marvel and the master of horror have signed a deal to produce a series based not on his horror work but his best-selling fantasy work, the...

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Stardust memories

October 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

It has emerged this week that Stardust, the delightful fairy tale for adults written by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Charles Vess may be moving forward in movie development. Variety reports that Michael Vaughn, producer-director of Layer Cake (oh dear…) and producer of Snatch (oh, dearie dear…) is talking to Paramount about directing an adaptation....

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