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  • 16 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 151

    It’s Friday, and that means just one thing… time for Richard and Joe to talk of themselves in the third person yet again as they run down the comics news stories that have caught their...

  • 15 2018 February

    Reviews: the eternal tangle – Best of Enemies

    The Best of Enemies:a History of US & Middle East Relations Volume 3, Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B, SelfMadeHero I have been waiting for this third volume in the Best of Enemies series for a while...

  • 14 2018 February

    Reviews: Psychological horror in the Holly Kane Experiment

    The Holly Kane Experiment, Directed by Tom Sands, Starring Kirsty Averton, Nicky Henson, James Rose, Lindsey Campbell A psychologist with a very unusual technique that allows her to alter how human minds perceive things is...

  • 14 2018 February

    Convention Spotlight: Portsmouth Comic Con

    The UK has a LOT of comic conventions and festivals, and here at the FPI Blog we love to support them all. But our absolute favourite conventions are those that prioritise the COMICS part of...

  • 13 2018 February

    Previewing 2000AD Prog 2068 – out Feb 14th…

    Latest 2000AD Prog, 2068, hits the shelves on Wednesday 14th February… perfect for the loved one in your life!...

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

October 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Nestling among our latest batch of DC pre-orders (for January releases) is a simple-looking little collection entitled The Superman Chronicles Volume 1. DC have at last decided to start re-issung some of their classic material in a more affordable format – plenty of Golden and Silver Age material is available in the lovely Archive Editions...

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Halloween Haiku

October 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top fantasy author Jeff VanderMeer is running a Halloween-themed Haiku competition on his blog, with the winner bagging oodles of candy, in time honoured trick or treat fashion. Apparently some American delicacy called ‘corn candy’ is on offer. Jeff has also been telling us that his major new work, Shriek, should be coming in the...

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SF Mastermind

October 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ariel over on the Alien Online reports that this week’s BBC has a double-bill of Mastermind, with both episodes featuring contestants who have the special subject category of SF authors: Arthur C Clarke and Iain M Banks. The shows begin at 8pm on Tuesday November 1st at 8pm on BBC2; Banksie, of course, is due...

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San Francisco underground Comix

October 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is a very cool article on the website for the San Francisco Bay Guardian by Heather Smith on the Bay area’s influential independent comix scene, past and present. It takes in artists from the seminal 60s scene like Crumb to newer creators like Dan Clowes and Laurenn McGubbin of Image Comics. Dez Skinn wrote...

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King’s Dark Tower at Marvel

October 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

The comics internet has been buzzing with speculation these last few days regarding Stephen King writing for Marvel. The buzz was bang on the money as it turned out; Marvel and the master of horror have signed a deal to produce a series based not on his horror work but his best-selling fantasy work, the...

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Stardust memories

October 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

It has emerged this week that Stardust, the delightful fairy tale for adults written by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Charles Vess may be moving forward in movie development. Variety reports that Michael Vaughn, producer-director of Layer Cake (oh dear…) and producer of Snatch (oh, dearie dear…) is talking to Paramount about directing an adaptation....

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Diggle at DC

October 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

DC has announced that Andy Diggle, who has worked on Swamp Thing, Adam Strange and the very cool The Losers for DC, has had his exclusive agreement extended by another year. Coming on the back of news of a Losers movie development it is looking like a good year for Andy (and comic readers). Karen...

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New Who awards

October 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

The new Doctor Who series, already a hit with fans and critics, has triumphed at the National Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. The lead actors Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston won the most popular actress and actor categories respectively while the show itself beat rivals such as Desperate Housewives (Teri Hatcher’s cleavage was...

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Sin City TV

October 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tinseltown’s Variety reports that Sin City may become a TV series. Harvey and Bob Weinstein are currently trying to build a slate of TV programmes and Frank Miller’s hardboiled Noir is on their wish list. Any series would lead on from the second film, currently in the works from Miller and Rodriguez. I’d imagine it...

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Strangehaven en Francais

October 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Gary Spencer Millidge is celebrating the recent publication of the third volume of his weird and wonderful Strangehaven series, Conspiracies and also not one but two further foreign language deals for the series. Gary wrote: “Strangehaven is now set to be published in the native languages of Portugal and France in addition to the already-published...

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