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  • 22 2017 September

    Fate of the Rotterdam Strip Museum Sealed

    After Strips, the comics museum in Rotterdam, filed for bankruptcy in June (as we reported earlier), there was still hope for a possible restart. That hope, in the mean time, has proven to be wishful...

  • 22 2017 September

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #130

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when we post up some news and links we spotted over the last few days: Lovely portrait of the late, great Harry Dean Stanon by the excellent Bill...

  • 21 2017 September

    Historical Tintin album at auction

    Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

  • 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,...

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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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Bone

May 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Telltale Games have just set up a website for a game based on the cult-favourite comic character Bone. Not a huge amount of details yet, but given the following Bone has built over the volumes and years I’m sure there will be a lot of interest – as ever, more when we get it....

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Ambergris

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I received a communication from the Ambergris Tourist Association recently, promoting that cruel and beautiful city. Well, actually it was an email from Jeff VanderMeer, but it comes to much the same thing since he’s sponsored by the Ambergris Merchant’s Guild. It’s an extremely fine animation for Ambergris, the City of Saints and Madmen –...

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Miéville wins Clarke

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

China Miéville has won this year’s prestigious Arthur C Clarke award in a ceremony in London on May 11th. The Iron Council sees a return to Miéville’s astonishingly well-realised New Crobuzon beat. Never one to shy away from adult topics – he’s happily sunk his teeth into social equality issues, homophobia, poverty and even inter-species...

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Batman auction

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Rare Book News reports that the world’s biggest Batman sale is to take place. It contains the lifetime collection of Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, writer and fan, who sadly passed away at the far-too-young age of 27. He stipulated that this immense and varied collection was only to be sold intact, not broken up into individual...

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Movie debut at Worldcon

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Worldcon organisers have just issued an excititing bit of news in their latest press release: the UK debut of Howl’s Moving Castle will be held at Interaction, the 63rd Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August (the UK release isn’t until a month later). The movie follows a young girl cursed to look like...

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Natalie does Sinead

May 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, that is the luscious Natalie Portman doing a convincing Sinead O’Connor impression! The Comic Beat reports that the star of Leon, Garden State and a little thing called Star Wars is posing to demonstrate her new close shave for her role in V for Vendetta....

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Hitchhiker’s store

May 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard from my colleagues that the rather cute knitted plush version of Marvin the Paranoid Android from the new Hitchhiker’s Guide movie has sold out already, but we still have some other H2G2 goodies available for all towel-fiends in our special Hitchhiker’s section of the webstore....

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