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  • 17 2017 August

    Le petit Nicolas in comics

    René Goscinny is without a doubt one of the absolute giants of Eurocomics. He was the writer of two of the best known series (Astérix and Lucky Luke), but also one of the founders of...

  • 16 2017 August

    Reviews: deep, mythological fantasy – A Gathering of Ravens

    A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

  • 16 2017 August

    All hands on deck for Spirou

    In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

  • 15 2017 August

    Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost...

  • 14 2017 August

    Awards: the Hugos have been announced

    Over the weekend the annual Worldcon took place, and that means the prestigious Hugo Awards were announced, one of the major landmarks in world science fiction and fantasy, taking in novels, novellas, editors, short stories, film,...

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JLA – the game

July 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sony PS2 and X-Box owners look set to have their playing fingers tapping over a new superhero game as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced they were working on a new game for those platforms based around the popular Justice League of America comic. Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was quoted...

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Dead Boy Detectives

July 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Season of Mists story-arc of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was one of my favourite parts of an outstanding series. I loved the whole central conceit of having Lucifer grow tired of running Hell and quitting his job, kicking out the demons and the damned and giving the key to Morpheus. The cast was huge, from...

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Goon show

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Dark Horse is producing a very special hardback collection of Eisner-winning The Goon this autumn? Oh yes, indeedy – The Goon: Fancy Pants Edition will be released in October, putting, for the first time, the Goon’s life into chronological order as well as featuring delicious extras such as a sketchbook and...

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The Kirby Museum

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Work has begun on the Jack Kirby Museum, it was announced this week. Kirby was – and indeed still is – a legend in the comics industry and a firm favourite with fans worldwide. You can’t underestimate the effect and influence he has had on the genre and the succeeding generations of artists and writers,...

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Makes you think

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl over in the delightful environs of the Emerald City noted a rather interesting diatribe from another ‘dear, green place’ – Glasgow author Hal Duncan’s blog. Hal was taking issue with people who think some of us ’read too much into it’ when getting ourselves deeply into a good book. Well, pardon us for actually...

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A Game of Thrones

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There has been a great deal of online discussion generated by the author George R R Martin in recent months as many of this best-selling writer’s fans wait for the long overdue next novel (which George has explained sensibly will be ready when its ready, rather than simply releasing a sub-standard and hurried work). Well,...

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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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