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  • 28 2017 March

    Reviews: the Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Directed by André Øvredal, Starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond Horror chiller starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch and directed by Norwegian helmer André Øvredal (who brought us Troll...

  • 27 2017 March

    Growing pains with Marloes De Vries

    When your mother was your age, she had a house and a family to run. You on the other hand are too busy catching them all on Pokémon Go. If that sounds familiar, then the...

  • 27 2017 March

    2000AD Previews: Prog 2024

    The latest 2000AD – out on 29nd March, including all this…   Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner and John McCrea Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard Future Shocks: Family Time by Rory McConville...

  • 25 2017 March

    The Phoenix Weekender – so, there’s a bunny, and there’s a monkey….

    The Phoenix Comic arrives, like clockwork, through the letterbox every single Friday. And I try to tell you about it as often as I possibly can. Why? Because it’s the very best children’s comic out...

  • 24 2017 March

    Reviews: The Eyes of my Mother

    The Eyes of My Mother, Directed by Nicolas Pesce, Starring Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond A young girl witnesses the horrific murder of someone she loves; rather than be traumatised by the event, it...

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More Crumb specials

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

On top of our special two-week, online offer on the great Robert Crumb, Kevin tells me today that the R Crumb Handbook will be available in your local FPI branch this week. It is an amazing journey through the life and art of the foremost cartoonist of the last forty years, from a 60s counter-culture...

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Lord of the Board Games

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Okay, how nice are these? Lord of the Rings backgammon sets! The playing surface has a map of Middle Earth on it and the playing pieces consist of thirty die-cast versions of the One Ring in silver and gold. It all comes in a lovely wooden case with the Lord of the Rings logo impressed...

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Who is he?

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

As we continue to get very excited at the imminent return of Doctor Who to our screens I noticed this story on the BBC – the Welsh Assembly’s First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, was mistaken for an extra in the new Who series. His arrival at the BBC Cardiff studios (the show is produced by BBC...

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New comics picks

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague in Glasgow, Anna, has kindly sent in an update here on the Hellboy and Shaun of the Dead comics I was raving about last week (come one, you know you were looking at them too and thinking, oh yes, I want those, be honest). Shaun of the Dead #1 is being adapted by...

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One week left!

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Only one week left on our very special Robert Crumb promotion!...

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Newsletter

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Friday night sees the latest edition of the Forbidden Planet International newsletter heading out to subscribers. It’s totally free to sign up and its chock-full of choice picks from the very latest material fresh into our warehouse. Subscribing to the newsletter is so easy as Morlok could do it – just click here to simply...

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Iron Sunrise

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The second UK release from Edinburgh-based writer and purveyor of fine beards, Charles Stross, has just hit the shelves. Iron Sunrise, a follow-up to excellent Singularity Sky, it sees the return of Rachel Mansour, the UN black-ops specialist, assigned to investigate the forced mini-supernova which has destroyed an entire civilisation (yes, Charlie thinks big for...

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She’s a wonder, Wonder Woman

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, go on, sing the rest of it and give a little twirl, get it out of your systems (folk too young to recall the old Wonder Woman show will be utterly lost here). Rumours have been circulating in the comics press over the last few days that Buffy, Angel and Firefly creator Joss Whedon...

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The Original Dave Gibbons

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden has a great chat with the great Dave Gibbons (forever legendary as one half of the creative team of the Watchmen not to mention all his other work) over on the Alien Online, discussing his solo project (writing and drawing), the Originals, which involves Mods, scooters and other influences on a younger Mr...

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Award-winning books

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s been hard to miss me enthusing about this year’s bumper crop of nominations in this year’s Arthur C Clarke and BSFA awards. We have all of the nominees listed on our webstore and you can check out mini-reviews of each title there. And for those of you who still like to pick up a...

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