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  • 28 2017 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #109

    Time once more for our weekly news and links round up: Thought Bubble has its annual comic art competition running (until Friday 28th July) with categories for adults and younger artists, so if you are...

  • 27 2017 April

    Leo Baxendale, comics legend

    It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky...

  • 26 2017 April

    Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

    When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

  • 25 2017 April

    Competitions: Mega-swag to be won with Alien: Covenant

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the newest film in the iconic Alien series, with Alien:Covenant due to hit screens and IMAX on May 12th, with the great Ridley Scott returning to his terrifying creation and adding...

  • 25 2017 April

    Reviews: psychological dread in The Resident

    The Resident, Directed by John Ainslie Starring Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison You could be forgiven for thinking the story concept for The Resident (also known as The Sublet in the US) sounds not...

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Fragile

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

As some of you may be aware DC Comics has been printing English-language editions of some of the best European graphic novels in the Humanoids imprint. This week we received Stefano Raffaele’s Fragile: Love Never Dies in the Humanoids range. A post-apocalyptic world where the dead walk the earth may not sound like the most...

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Kaotica

April 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

If you’ll recall we had a story about a rock metal band recently which featured none other than top comics artist (and enthusiastic skins-basher we’re told) Simon Bisley. Well, my colleague Mike has just sent me this groovy flier for Kaotica’s first single, The Priest, due in May and, naturally, the Totally Metal artwork comes...

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Phoenix

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the Marvel character but the Phoenix Convention, or P-Con as it is known in fan circles. Padraig writes to tell us that the well-regarded P-Con III now has a website up with the first details of the next convention due in March 2006 in Dublin. The guest of honour will be Susanna Clarke,...

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Sin City premieres

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

The visually-astonishing Sin City movie had its official premiere in LA this week. Word of mouth from those lucky enough to see advance preview screenings is that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have delivered precisely what the trailers promised, a film which is not so much an adaptation of a graphic novel but the graphic...

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Who resigns

March 31, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF fans are in a state of surprise today after the BBC announced Christopher Eccleston is stepping down from Doctor Who after only one season in the role over fears of typecasting and a desire for new projects. Coming only days after a triumphant first episode which held some ten million viewers attention and drew...

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In the News

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble Edinburgh branch of Forbidden Planet International is featured today in the Edinburgh Evening News. They have an article on merchandise and tie-ins to accompany the slew of new SF&F films such as Star Wars and the new Doctor Who series. Naturally they turned to us as experts – and who is the handsome...

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It figures

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Star Wars figures, that is – a first look for you at the forthcoming figures to accompany Revenge of the Sith, including Anakin Skywalker, R2D2 and, in a wonderful move, a pregnant Padme! Details are still sketchy, but you can check out more images on our webstore and we are taking pre-orders – more...

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The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Those clever folk at Big Finish productions (home of the Doctor Who audio adventures among many others) have produced a three CD, full cast version of Bryan Talbot’s classic The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Yes, Luther Arkwright in the new-fangled talking medium! Parallel Britainsare open to Luther, including one where the Restoration never took place...

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Sweep away the crumbs

March 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, that’s the end of our very special offer on the Complete Robert Crumb series. Don’t despair though – we still have our very generous offer running on the Arthur C Clarke awards nominess as well as this year’s excellent BSFA winner, River of Gods and the other nominees in the BSFA list. Watch...

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BSFA winner announced

March 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Also at the busy EasterCon the winners of this year’s British Science Fiction Association awards were announced. It appears the excellent novelist Adam Roberts was bang on the money as the novel he predicted was most likley to win did indeed take the coveted Best Novel prize: Ian McDonald’s fascinating, absorbing and exotic near-future, multiple-character...

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