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  • 20 2018 June

    The Black Cat, The Snapper and the Gloomy Grin

    Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked...

  • 19 2018 June

    Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

    (Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team,...

  • 18 2018 June

    Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

    Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

  • 18 2018 June

    Amsterdam Comics Conference

    Amsterdam Comics, an independent comics research group that “that seeks to productively clash theory with practice through several strategies” just announced their second Comics Conference, which will be held on November 15-17, 2018. Titled “Drawing...

  • 15 2018 June

    Reviews: there is life on Mars – The Weatherman

    The Weatherman #1, Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart, Steve Wands, Image Comics Another week and another pretty damned fine first issue of a new series from Image. It’s gotten to the stage where several...

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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A dame to kill for?

February 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

Or at least a dame to dump Jennifer Aniston for, perhaps… Yes, the latest casting rumour for the second Sin City movie is, according to Harry on Ain’t It Cool News, is Angelina Jolie as the titular A Dame To Kill For. Of course, she has already played Lara Croft who has been a game...

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Devil You Know

February 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

Now reading an advance proof of Mike Carey’s debut prose novel, The Devil You Know, due form Orbit this April, which Mike himself discussed here several weeks ago. It is the first in a series with the character Felix Castor, a down-at-heels gumshoe-cum exorcist in London. I’ve been eager to read it but also worried...

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Locus awards

February 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

Locus, one of the stalwart pillars of the SF world, has opened the voting for the Locus Awards (the 36th) which covers work from 2005 – you can register your vote online here....

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