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  • 20 2018 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #160

    Time once more for Joe and Richard to take a quick spin through all the comics news we’ve noticed this month…...

  • 19 2018 April

    Competitions: score some cool Deadpool 2 gear!

    We loved the Deadpool movie – much as we are adoring the wave of superhero flicks that are ruling the box office these days, some of them, let’s be honest, can be a bit too...

  • 19 2018 April

    The Hero With a Thousand Issues

    This week saw a remarkable milestone as Action Comics celebrated its thousandth issue. A thousand issues since a certain man of steel debuted on that cover, taking on hoods, thugs, gangsters, anyone who thought having...

  • 18 2018 April

    Edinburgh Comic Con

    (all photos from my Flickr, click to see the larger ones on Flickr) Over the weekend I was enjoying the 2018 Edinburgh Comic Con, again at the rather good venue in the city’s conference centre,...

  • 18 2018 April

    Happy birthday, Superman!

    Hard to believe, but one of the most iconic superheroes of all time is celebrating his eightieth birthday. As Action Comics hits the remarkable issue #1000 mark (an amazing run for any comic) we celebrate...

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Wolves in the Walls

February 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Neil Gaiman notes in his blog that Improbable and the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of his and Dave McKean’s children’s picture book, the Wolves in the Walls, will be on stage very soon in the fine city of Glasgow. The show will run at the very cool Tramway venue in Glasgow from March 22nd...

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Love, Dalek style

February 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

No, not some naughty new Kama Sutra for people with a fetish for genocidal mutant lifeforms, nor is it some Whovian slash fiction. It is a show coming this weekend on the digital radio channel BBC 7: Dalek, I Love You follows a young obsessive Doctor Who fan who has trouble with relationships with anyone...

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More Futurama?

February 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Still no Big Official Word (or BOW as we call it in the trade) on a resurrection of Matt Groening’s excellent Futurama series, but there has been a very excited posting by Billy West who plays Fry in Futurama on his message board about some DVD movies of the show: “HERE’S GREAT NEWS! Here’s the...

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Until I spotted an article on Harry’s Ain’t It Cool News I had no idea that attempts were underway to make an animated version of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Gilbert Shelton’s classic under-the-counter-culture strip from the glory days of Comix. According to Harry the man behind the attempt is Dave Borthwick, who created the...

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Darkman

February 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Dynamite have announced another licensing deal, this time to create a new comic based around Sam Raimi’s Darkman. Few details are forthcoming as of yet, but it is thought Kurt Busiek may be writing, which would seem appropriate since Kurt wrote a Darkman mini-series for Marvel many moons ago when the original Sam Raimi Darkman...

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Aardman Annie Success!

February 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

The 33rd annual Annie Awards from the International Animation Film Society of Hollywood have been announced with British traditional animators, our own beloved Aardman having much reason to smile after the disaster of their storeroom fire last year: they not only won, they swept the boards. Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit took...

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Cromwell joins Spidey

February 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

James Cromwell is the latest actor to sign on to Spider-Man 3, where he will essay the role of Captain George Stacy, father of Gwen (Spidey fans senses are tingling – this is getting into serious Spidey heartland territory here, you can tell Sam Raimi is a fanboy like the rest of us). Will the...

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Moore and Reppion are Dynamite

February 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Leah Moore and John Reppion, currently working on the cool revival of classic Brit comics characters with Albion, have signed to Dynamite Entertainment. “We’re very, very excited to be working with the company responsible for great comics like Army of Darkness, Red Sonja, and Re-Animator,” Moore and Reppion jointly commented. “We’ve read them, we’ve enjoyed...

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Charity begins at P-Con

February 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Pádraig informs us that the kind-hearted souls at Dublin’s premiere SF&F convention, P-Con, are to hold a charity auction (please note he has spelt his email details out to avoid spamming from web bots): “Many of you will know David Stewart, a long-time fixture of Irish SF fandom. David is an ex-chair of Octocon and...

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Munster passes on

February 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

Al Lewis, beloved by many fans of cult tv for playing the elderly vampire Grandpa in the classic Munsters show has passed on at the age of 95. His enduring fame for his Munsters role carried over into his later life, including naming his restaurant in Greenwich Village “Grandpa’s”. I loved both the Munsters and...

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