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  • 23 2017 June

    Film: Ink, Cocks and Rock’n’Roll

    Regular readers may remember us blogging some time back about a documentary of sorts (the term doesn’t quite do it justice) from Vice mag, a film one of our favourite naughty comickers, Krent Able, deliciously...

  • 23 2017 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #117

    Shall we take a spin around the comics freeway once more? Here we go…...

  • 21 2017 June

    Small Press Day in Dublin and Glasgow

    As we’ve already blogged, the excellent notion of Small Press Day is returning for a second year, on July 8th, a great chance to celebrate the incredibly vibrant small press comickers and zine makers we...

  • 21 2017 June

    Agent 327 is heading for the big screen

    Even though Martin Lodewijk’s comic series Agent 327 has the status of a classic in his native Holland, the series is largely unknown in other parts of the world. Translations of the books were published...

  • 20 2017 June

    Reviews: glorious wartime adventure in Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven

    Flight of the Raven, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, EuroComics/IDW I first saw Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven as Le Vol du Corbeau several years ago in a bookstore in the Saint Michel area of Paris that was...

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Diorama

April 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fed up with your Star Wars figures falling over on the shelf? Well we have the solution to the heartbreak of tottering action figures – the Star Wars Diorama! A scene from the original movies with stands for vintage and new figures, coming in a cool retro-packaged box, great fun!...

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Super

April 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers studios have released the first image of Brandon Routh from the new Superman Returns film. In addition to newcomer Routh in the titular role the film will star Kevin Spacey, Frank Langella, James Marsden and Parker Posey. Helming duties are now in the very capable hands of Usual Suspects and X-Men director Bryan...

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Angel Fire

April 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of a luscious little horror graphic novel from British independent publishers Shattered Frames. Angel Fire is the name of both the book and the new designer drug becoming popular with the rich; it promises the user a taste of Heaven itself, but Heaven, of course, comes...

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Making history

April 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh-based publishers Canongate have just printed a nice new edition of A History Maker by Alasdair Gray, a writer/artist who is surely one of Scotland’s artistic treasures (and one of my favourite writers). His magnificent Lanark: A Life in Four Books (probably the best Scottish novel of the last century in my opinion) is often...

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The Atlantic divide

April 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of our favourite authors, Hugo-nominated Charlie Stross, has been ruminating on why there has been such a surge of top-grade SF and Fantasy in the UK, while another Hugo-nominee, Cheryl Morgan, one of the movers and shakers (the shakes can be controlled by drugs apparently) behind Worldcon, posits her own reflections on the excellent...

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Locus

April 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The latest edition of Locus (issue 531, Volume 54, No. 4 if you want it exactly) has arrived on our shelves. Among the usual mix of goodies there is coverage of the Tiptree, Stoker and Hugo awards, a tribute to the late Andre Norton who passed away very recently and an interview with the far-too-talented...

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Boldly podding…

April 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends over at Trek United, the campaign to save Star Trek we told you about recently, have announced the latest in a series of podcasts you can listen to, the latest of which features Chase Masterson of DS9 fame. Slice of SciFi is now being rated top dog by Podcast Alley, so motor on...

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The Eisners announced

April 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

The pre-eminent awards shortlist for all of Comicdom, the Eisners, have been announced. It is a massive and pretty diverse list. Below is a truncated version of the official press releases. The full text and the full nominations shortlists in detail can be found at the San Diego ComicCon International website. Our heartiest congratulations to...

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No Present Like Time

April 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the excellent new authors to appear on the UK scene recently is Steph Swainston, who garnered rave reviews and an award for her vibrant and unusual fantasy debut last year, The Year of Our War. Steph is also one of the hot SF picks for our new catalogue this month for both the...

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Anna’s new comics picks

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Anna in the Glasgow FPI is recommending a couple of intersting new comics which she has just added to our pre-order webstore catalogue. The first is one we’ve already mentioned recently here, Joss Whedon’s Serenity adaptation coming before the movie version of the cancelled show, but Anna has a lot more detail for us and...

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