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  • 20 2017 July

    Reviews: Generation Gone

    Generation Gone #1, Aleš Kot, André Lima Araújo, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new series from Image. Over the last two or three years in particular Image has...

  • 19 2017 July

    Reviews: Parisian Noir – Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge

    Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge, Leo Malet, Jacques Tardi, Translated by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics I absolutely love the work of Jacques Tardi, from his hard-boiled crime tales (see here and here) to fantastical Jules Verne-esque yarns like...

  • 18 2017 July

    From our Continental Correspondent – the Dalton Beatles

    It may require some knowledge about both classic European comics and the history of the Beatles alike, but I for one have not laughed as hard with a cartoon recently as I did with this...

  • 14 2017 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #120

    Time once more for that highlight of your week, as Joe and Richard take a stab at rounding up all of that comic news that you may have missed:...

  • 14 2017 July

    A life of mountains

    In the world of mountaineering, Italian climber Reinhold Messner is something of a legend. He was the first to climb all of the world’s fourteen 8,000+ meters peaks, and also the first to climb Mount...

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Sketchbook adventures

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Coming this autumn from Denis Kitchen – and many of us remember his gone-but-not-forgotten Kitchen Sink imprint fondly – is a real treat for those who love the more unusual and innovative edge of the comics world. The Sketchbook Adventures are coming from Pete Poplaski, who has worked on almost everything in the industry, from...

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It’s Fantastic!

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Rock-hard, super-stretchy, invisible fire… It can only be the Fantastic Four! And our Fantastic Four Shop is now open for your delectation and delight on the FPI webstore. We’ve got books, toys, collectables, statues and naturally plenty of FF graphic novels, so come on in, True Believers!...

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Who awards

July 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper are both featured on the just-published longlist for the honours at the National Television Awards, says the BB of C. The longlist is normally reduced to the final shortlist by a public vote ahead of the actual awards ceremony in October. That pre-eminent genre of Brit TV, the soap opera,...

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Comics time

July 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The first issue of Alan and Leah Moore’s new take on some old, classic British comics heroes, Albion, is here at last – you may wish to make a beeline to the nearest FPI for it now. Mike Carey’s firs issue of his adaptation of Neil Gaiman’ excellent fantasy London, Neverwhere, has also hit the...

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The fantasy city

July 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

Author Jeff VanderMeer has posted an editorial on his blog he wrote regarding the creation of fictional realms and lands and their relation to fictional tales set in real cities (unless a fictional ‘real’ setting therefore becomes imaginary to a certain extent, but that’s another idea…) and world-building in fantasies. As the creator of Ambergris,...

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Screw-On Head

July 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Sci-Fi Channel in the US is making an animated version of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head. Can I get a hurrah from you all??!? Hurrah!! Sci-Fi have confirmed that Paul Giamatti (who played Harvey Pekar in the frankly splendid American Splendor), Molly Shannon and Frasier’s David Hyde Pierce will be among the...

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R P G

June 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

So, you like games? You like losing yourself in some carefully-created character in a good, absorbing RPG, be it a mock-medieval dungeon or a far-flung future? Well, then, let me introduce you to my colleague Paul who maintains our shiny, new website dedicated to all things RPG and he will give you something to smile...

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Chesleys at Worldcon

June 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

The organisers of Interaction, the SF Worldcon, have announced that the Chesley awards (named for famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell) which are given each year by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), will be presented at the Glasgow Worldcon in August. Jannie Shea, the ASFA President, commented: “The visual arts offer a...

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Batman versus the Steel Claw

June 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Alas, no, it isn’t the title of a forthcoming graphic novel teaming up one of yesteryear’s classic British comic characters against the Caped Crusader. However, it is my way of telling you that we have picked a couple of rather choice graphic novels from our new site for a special offer this coming week in...

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Hellblazer comes to Glasgow

June 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from earlier reports in the Scottish press that celebrated crime novelist Denise Mina would be the latest writer from Glasgow to become a comic writer, Newsrama has an interview with Denise, who made quite an impact with Garnethill back in the late 90s and has built quite a reputation since. She will be...

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