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  • 20 2017 September

    Reviews: “Just Fun” – Kingsman, the Golden Circle

    Kingsman: the Golden Circle, Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Hanna Alström, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum It’s been a year since the events of the first film, and there is a...

  • 20 2017 September

    Best selling book in Belgium is a comic

    Boek.be, the Flemish trade organisation for the book production and book selling business, has published its yearly figures on book sales in Flanders (which, if you don’t know, is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium,...

  • 19 2017 September

    Interviews: Padraig badgers Bryan Talbot into chatting about Grandville

    As one of our very favourite creators brings his quite superb series to a conclusion this autumn, Pádraig Ó Méalóid sits down for a chat with one of the finest comickers in the UK, Bryan...

  • 19 2017 September

    Miles Hyman receives French order

    Eric Guillaud’s excellent blog on the France Info website reports that the French Culture and Communications Minister has awarded the title of Chevalier Des Arts et de Lettres (the rank of Knight of the Arts and...

  • 15 2017 September

    Reviews: Hellboy & the BPRD 1955 – Occult Intelligence

    Hellboy & the BPRD 1955: Occult Intelligence, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Brian Churilla, Dave Stewart, Dark Horse (cover artwork by Paolo Rivera) The “young Hellboy” series that began with Hellboy and the BPRD 1952 (reviewed...

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Worldcon day rates

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

The folks at Interaction, the Worldcon due in Glasgow this August, have released details of the price structure for day tickets (as opposed to a pass for the entire con): Thursday, August 4th: £25 Adult / £5 Child (includes admission to film preview of “Howl’s Moving Castle”) Friday, August 5th: £30 Adult / £10 Child...

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Visit scenic Ambergris

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fancy seeing how you would fare on a visit to Ambergris, the legendary City of Saints and Madmen? Well, Jeff VanderMeer is continuing his multimedia expansion and is now offering readers the chance via an online quiz, which I have to say suits the atmosphere of the book admirably. What do you mean, you haven’t...

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We3

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve been waiting for this collection to come out – We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. It has been, to coin a phrase, eagerly anticipated – not just by our readers but by a fair number of the FPI staff as well, myself among them. Imagine one of those old Disney ‘incredible journey’ type...

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Free booklet

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

This weekend FPI are giving away a 16 page, colour-illustrated booklet on graphic novels. It has suggestions for those new to the genre, those returning after a few years of absence and for the old hands too. Like our new website it ranges across a diverse number of tales, from the grim and gritty like...

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Graphic Novels A-Go-Go!

May 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

For weeks the FPI online crew have been labouring in our secret underground lair, working on a whole, shiny, new Graphic Novels site. Since we have a huge amount of graphic novels on our lists, you can appreciate it is no small job to get them all into our new site, but we think you...

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Honourable mention

May 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Jim points out with pleasure that the Glasgow branch of Forbidden Planet International was singled out in a recent entry in the Basement Tapes over at the well-respected Comic Book Resources site. Matt Fraction and Joe Casey are discussing the recent Bristol comics expo and the UK scene when Casey informs his readers...

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Moore bails from DC

May 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic Book Resources has reported that Alan Moore, one of our most venerated of comics writers, has finally severed his connection with DC and will be taking later League of Extraordinary Gentlemen elsewhere. Moore has been working at arms length from DC for some time now, being somewhat unhappy, but he has now felt moved...

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SF Shorts

May 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, I’m not talking about a new range of garments that FPI are selling for the fashion-conscious SF person for the summer. Shorts, as in short fiction. The organiser of Interaction, the Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August have created a series of links on the Hugo nominations page. In the case of the...

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Comic violence

May 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have been in the rather flash environs of the Cannes Film Festival, along with many of the cast members of Sin City. Miller has reportedly been drawn into the old chestnut about violent imagery – in comics and films especially – leading to real-life violence. He pointed out that violence...

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Who’s in the shop?

May 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

When asked what they did at work the other day some of our staff could honestly reply they were constructing a Tardis. No, it’s not that we so love all things SF that we spend our time in-between lovingly arranging our comics, books and goodies contructing time and space machines – although if we could...

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