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  • 13 2017 December

    Hopper reduces to the max

    Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Felipe H. Navarro has started a new webcomic in English. Hopper is the story of a painter called Edward Hopper (not that one) who likes travelling by trains and tells of his travels. Navarro calls...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: may the Force be with us – The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Directed by Rian Hughes, Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, OScar Isaacs FInally it arrives, the movie so many of us...

  • 12 2017 December

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – here’s the 2000AD Christmas Prog….

    Oh yes, another sign that Christmas is right around the corner… the annual 2000AD Christmas Special, 100 pages of thrill power available right now at your local comic shop. Under that rather tasty cover from Staz...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: The Curios of the Paper Moon

    The Curios of the Paper Moon, Kat Hall, One Little Apple Kat Hall’s charming fantasy The Curios of Paper Moon is available as a regularly updated webcomic, but I must confess I hadn’t come across it...

  • 08 2017 December

    Reviews: Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out, Directed by Chris Peckover, Starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen In a quiet suburban house two parents are going to their annual Christmas party, leaving...

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Supersize my Superman

November 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers and the IMAX Corporation have made a joint announcement stating that the forthcoming Superman movie, Superman Returns, will be released in normal cinemas and IMAX screens on June 30th in the US. This follows a very successful run for Batman Begins in IMAX screens this summer. A spokesperson summarised the movie: “Following a...

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Hogwarts in Edinburgh

November 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland is spending thousands of pounds to transform the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh into the fabled Hogwarts, home to Harry Potter and his wizardly chums. The bank has its own corporate bash on Saturday 19th of November – the day after the movie’s general release...

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Cancelled event

November 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’re sorry to report that the Michael Shanks events discussed below have been cancelled. Such appearances are, of course, always subject to circumstances and Michael has just had the good fortune to be cast in a role on CSI. Unfortunately this means he will not be in the UK in the near future – we...

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Steve Ditko’s Birthday!

November 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had no idea until I checked the Comics Reporter that today is the 78th birthday of a comics legend – the great Steve Dikto. Can you imagine a comics industry without Steve’s artwork? Is there some parallel Earth where giants like Steve or Jack Kirby never roamed the 4-colour landscape and all the kids...

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Scottish National Theatre performs Gaiman

November 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

In a piece on the new Scottish National Theatre in the Scotsman, Vicky Featherstone, the artistic director of the NTS, confirmed that has set up a touring performance in the US of The Wolves in the Walls, the children’s picture book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Just the thing to take kids along to...

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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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