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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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V

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hugo Weaving, star of two of the biggest trilogies ever, Lord of the Rings and the Matrix films, has been announced as a replacement for James Purefoy on the movie adaptation of the classic V for Vendetta. Weaving will be playing the eponymous Codename V – anarchist, terrorist, freedom fighter (or all of these and...

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New-look DC

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

DC Comics unveiled their new logo design to a somewhat mixed reception. When any company alters a design that they have had in the public eye for decades they’re always likely to attract a combination of good and bad press; some fans will be upset and wonder why such a classic, easily-recognised symbol requires changing...

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Inducted

May 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus, one of the standard bearers of the Brit SF community (new issue out now) reports that the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, part of the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington, USA has inducted several new members as of May 6th. Chesley Bonestell, one of the artists who shaped the visual look of much...

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Signing postponed

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sorry to report that the signing event in Belfast and Dublin FPI stores with David Palffy and Erica Durance reported here last week has been postponed for the moment. Needless to say we’ll bring you updated information as and when....

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Comics in Glasgow

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There’s an interesting article on the always-excellent Alien Online about one of my favourite indie comics creators, Sandra and John, who are the force behind the wonderful Metaphrog in Glasgow, home to the utterly gorgeous Louis books (I adore the Louis books, they’re beautiful, imaginative and delightful). They are involved in ROAR, which is an...

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Radio FPI FM

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, the crew of Edinburgh’s Forbidden Planet took to the air this morning; FM changed from Frequency Modulation to Force Majeure as my colleagues Lee and Kally talked Star Wars for BBC Radio Scotland’s Gary Robertson show. Lee especially is a huge Star Wars fan and is often to be seen coveting shiny new Lucasfilm...

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SF TV

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marvel’s comic-turned-movie-franchise Blade is to be adapted for televisions as an action-adventure series. Spike TV is to produce a 2-hour TV movie pilot for some time in early 2006. Their take on the character and the shows was summed up: “Blade is the unforgettable legend of an immortal warrior who battles a thriving underworld of...

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Harvey

May 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not long after the Eisner Awards shortlist was announced it’s the turn of one of the other prestigious comic book awards nominations to be announced, the Harvey Awards. The Harveys – this year marks the 18th annual awards – are awarded in numerous categories to honour excellence in comics and are nominated by professionals working...

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SF history

May 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden reports in the Alien Online that the far-too-clever-and-gifted author Adam Roberts has turned in the manuscript for the Palgrave Critical History of SF to Macmillan Publishers (Palgrave being Macmillan’s academic imprint). According to the article the book will be comprehensive and feature information on modern-era material (in many media) and also many pre-19th...

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Black Widow

May 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Black Widow: an especially venomous spider, the female of which eats the male after mating; an Alice Cooper song featuring Vincent Price praising the same arachnid; a beautiful and deadly Russian superspy from the Marvel universe. Natasha Romanova, once a top Russian agent before moving to the West, is retired, trying to lose the...

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