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  • 23 2017 November

    Reviews: tick-tock, tick-tock as the Doomsday Clock arrives

    Doomsday Clock #1, Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson, Rob Leigh DC Comics I must confess to a lot of ambivalent feelings approaching the start of this much-heralded series. I avoided the Before Watchmen comics...

  • 23 2017 November

    Happy birthday to our favourite Time Lord

    “I do what I do because it’s right. Because it’s decent. And above all, it’s kind. Just that. Just kind.” It’s November 23rd, 1963, and on a cold, dark, winter night in Britain, as people...

  • 22 2017 November

    Reviews: The Saddest Whale and Other Stories

    The Saddest Whale and Other Stories, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Here’s another review which I must apologise for being rather late in reviewing – I bought this from Steven at a local comic convention several...

  • 21 2017 November

    Reviews: How to Survive in the North

    How to Survive in the North, Luke Healy, Nobrow Press First off, apologies for the tardiness of this piece; I read How To Survive in the North a while ago, put it to one side...

  • 20 2017 November

    Swarte’s New Yorker work collected

    Ever since he published his first work in the New Yorker magazine in 1994 (three illustrations for a Jack Winter story), Dutch clear line maestro Joost Swarte has been a regular contributor to that magazine, with...

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New Asterix

July 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Oh, yes indeedy, you read it right – there is a brand new Asterix the Gaul album coming our way. What’s it called? I don’t know. What’s the story? I really couldn’t say. In fact, other than the price and the fact it is coming in October I can’t tell you much at all, since...

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Quesada gets contract extension

July 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, has had his contract with Mighty Marvel extended and also takes on the additional role of chief creative officer, publishing. “Over the next couple of years, my ultimate goals will remain further growing Marvel Comics’ leadership position and expanding our mainstream presence. I want comics to have the same consumer...

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Transformers

July 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Paramount, Dreamworks and Hasbro made a joint announcement recently to confirm not only that the live-action Transformers movie is indeed going into production but that is was scheduled for a July 4th 2006 release. Since the Independence Day opening weekend is one of the biggest slots in the US summer movie calendar this could be...

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Infinite Crisis

July 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

It seems that everyone in the comics world has been talking about DC’s Infinite Crisis saga for months now (in-between talking about Marvel’s equally huge House of M series). Well, my colleague Anna tells me that the first issue of Infinite Crisis (due in October) is now available to pre-order from the FPI comics site,...

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Trekking at the Edinburgh Festival

July 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The award-winning actress and financial consultant (now there’s a mix!) Bari Hochwald, familiar to SF fans for several appearances in a variety of Star Trek shows, has told FPI that she is bringing her very own show to this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Yes, August is almost on us and that means the world’s largest set...

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DC October

July 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The DC titles for October are now live on our site for advance orders (a day later than usual due to the big San Diego Comic Con). There are some cool-looking titles in there, including Catwoman – When in Rome from the top-team of Jeph Loeb ad Tim Sale, leading on from their excellent Batman...

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FPI Mag

July 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, it’s finally here! The brand-new FPI magazine is coming into our stores this very day, oozing with style and sex appeal (which may have something to do with Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer on the cover of course – she’s interviewed inside). Yes, our popular colour catalogue is still in there, choc-a-block with all sorts...

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MirrorMask in Edinburgh

July 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The phrase ‘eagerly anticipated’ doesn’t really quite cover the way fans feel about the movie collaboration between Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. MirrorMask wowed them at the Sundance Film Festival and I’ve been waiting along with many others to see if it was likely to appear on the programme of this year’s Edinburgh International Film...

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Fauna

July 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Xeric Grant has encouraged and nurtured a number of independent comics creators, including Alex Fellows. We’ve just added on a new Xeric winner to the graphic novels pre-orders which I reckon is well worth a look – Fauna by Zack Gardner. Obviously I haven’t read it yet, but I have to say I am...

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So tempting they should be a Sin…

July 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Dark Horse’s advance orders for November are now live on the graphic novels site. My attention was drawn straight away to the second, gorgeous-looking Sin City collection. Frank Miller’s Sin City Library Set II to give it its full title. As with the first set it is a collection of four hardback, prestige-format graphic novels...

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