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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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Alice

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

An extremely rare first-edition copy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures Underground from 1886 went under the hammer at Christies recently, fetching some £4, 800 – rather more than the expected £3, 000. Dedicated by Carroll to Alexandra Kitchin, the daughter of the Dean of Durham, one of his favourite child subject for photography, it was,...

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New Emerald City

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

Cheryl announces the January edition of Emerald City– number 125 for thsoe keeping count – is now available, with a full compliment of reviews, including the annual Year in Review and a feature article by Jeff VanderMeer and a chance for subscribers to win a copy of Shriek....

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The Arthur C Clarke Award

January 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the BSFA nominations last week comes the other main UK SF literary prize shortlist, the Arthur C Clarke Awards (or should we say, Sir Arthur?). As is often the case there is a fair bit of crossover with the nominees on the BSFAs, although Cheryl over on Emerald City is...

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Dead By Dawn 2006

January 30, 2006 | 1 Comments

Adele at the famous Edinburgh Filmhouse, home to the even more famous Dead By Dawn horror film festival writes to let us know about this spring’s gorefest: “Passes for Dead by Dawn go on sale on February 1st at noon and Filmhouse box office can be contacted directly on 0131 228 2688. A separate email...

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Cloud Atlas at the book group

January 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

A quick reminder that the first meeting for 2006 of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place next week on Tuesday 31st of January from 6 to 7pm. The book under discussion will be David Mitchell’s Booker-nominated Cloud Atlas. The Book Group’s new home is in Henderson’s wholefood and vegetarian restaurant on Hanover Street...

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The Voss Bender Memorial Post Office

January 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Top scribe and scourge of wild pigs throughout Florida, Jeff VanderMeer has just posted up on his blog and emailed to a number of chums his latest cunning masterplan to help promote his works. Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that Jeff (and his other half, Ann) works very hard at raising...

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Wedding bells

January 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Wedding bells are sounding in the Marvel universe for the Black Panther and the X-Men’s Storm. According to a recent Marvel press conference. the build up to this event begins in the new six-issue Storm mini series and will continue in Black Panther from issue #14, culminating in nuptials in July with Black Panther #18...

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So GLAAD

January 26, 2006 | 0 Comments

Award nominations season continues unabated (soon we expect the awards nominations for the best awards nominations), but here we have one with a difference, the GLAAD Awards, or Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards. The full list is over on Variety and goes on at considerable length (I started worrying when it had nominations...

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Mark Chadbourn’s new comics

January 26, 2006 | 1 Comments

As we mentioned the other day, bestselling fantasy novelist Mark Chadbourn joins the likes of Orson Scott Card and Richard Morgan in taking on the world of comics as well as prose novels. In Mark’s case he is now involved in creating – along with excellent artist Bo Hampton – work for Image Comics based...

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Xena returns to comics

January 26, 2006 | 0 Comments

Rejoice my fellow lovers of mighty warrior princesses for the wonderful Xena is returning to comics! Details are almost non-existent at the moment, so we have no idea who the writer or artist will be, the format of the series or the likely publication, but Dynamite Entertainment has forged a deal with (the snappily named)...

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