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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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KJ online

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Top fantasy author KJ Parker has been wowing readers and seems set to continue with a brand new series beginning in early 2006, Devices and Desires, the first part of the Engineer Trilogy (first book so a good chance for new readers to see what all the fuss has been about). My chum George at...

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Free Hosting at FPI

December 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

As you’ve probably noticed we’ve been making some serious changes in our main website recently; a lot of effort has gone in from the FPI online and the sales team into not only the site but expanding the features and offers available. As part of that, we are now about to offer free hosting on...

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Sad news

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

The great Robert Sheckley, ill for some time now, passed away on Friday 9th, aged 77. Cheryl over on Emerald City has posted up a link to a brief obituary by the SWFA here; I’m sure there will be more and longer articles in the days to follow....

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Used TARDIS for sale

December 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

A miniature TARDIS used in the beloved Doctor Who series from the mid 60s right through to the opening sequence of Tom Baker’s long reign as our favourite Timelord is coming up for auction. What to buy for the Doctor Who fan who has everything! Still, if you can’t stretch to this auction, never mind,...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group January

December 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The next meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place in Henderson’s on Hanover Street on Tuesday 31st of January 2006. Following on from this month’s discussion of Jeff VanderMeer’s City of Saints and Madmen (which Jeff kindly contributed some observations on to enhance the discussion) the group is sticking with another contemporary...

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Best of the Year

December 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

It is that time when magazines and TV shows look back and pick highlights from the year as it approaches its end. Well, we are no exception at FPI and we’ve started our Best of Year feature over on our new site. There are personal picks from staff members covering books, graphic novels and merchandise...

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Cakeyvoice has created a version of Shaun of the Dead using knitted plush dolls! How cool is this? It is available via flickr here (thanks to Boingboing for the tip)....

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Subscribe!

December 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Comics Journal – or TCJ to those in the know – has been produced by the Fantagraphics team (home to much Crumb and Los Bros Hernandez among many others) under the editorship of Gary Groth since 1976. Over the years TCJ has become pretty indispensable to serious comics fans – it has a mixture...

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Losing my religion

November 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic Beat points comics fans to a a site detailing the religious inclination of a number of famous superheroes, ranging from Protestant and Catholic to Tibetan Lamaism an some Native American theologies. On the same page is an excerpt from The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History by Mike Benton discussing the seven most...

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Jonathan Strange

November 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Crooked Timber has a fascinating, multiple-perspective analysis of Susanah Clarke’s fantastic debut novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which I commend to anyone who has read this fascinating and richly detailed book. It is also available as a PDF to make it more readable. Thanks to Cheryl at Emerald City for the tip....

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