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  • 25 2017 July

    Reviews: 80s cult scifi Dreamscape returns

    Dreamscape, Directed by Joseph Ruben, Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw Coming to Blu-Ray at the end of July and nicely restored to make the most of the new hi-res technology...

  • 21 2017 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #121

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when Richard and Joe bring you a quick round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days Very sad to hear of the passing...

  • 20 2017 July

    Reviews: Generation Gone

    Generation Gone #1, Aleš Kot, André Lima Araújo, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new series from Image. Over the last two or three years in particular Image has...

  • 19 2017 July

    Reviews: Parisian Noir – Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge

    Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge, Leo Malet, Jacques Tardi, Translated by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics I absolutely love the work of Jacques Tardi, from his hard-boiled crime tales (see here and here) to fantastical Jules Verne-esque yarns like...

  • 18 2017 July

    From our Continental Correspondent – the Dalton Beatles

    It may require some knowledge about both classic European comics and the history of the Beatles alike, but I for one have not laughed as hard with a cartoon recently as I did with this...

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Mythologies

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends at the award-winning Scottish independent publishers Canongate have been telling us a little of what sounds like a remarkable new series of books due later this year. The Myths will allow a wide variety of contemporary authors to re-interpret and re-tell some of the great tales of world mythology. Already I can hear...

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Dead By Dawn update

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s now less than a month to one of the best horror events of the year, the annual Dead by Dawn horror film festival in Edinburgh. Adele who works as tirelessly as any zombie in a Cornish mine (how’s that for an obscure horror reference?!) has announced more details about this year’s programme, including a...

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Hell House

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sirin in the Edinburgh FPI store is recommending a four-part mini series of horror comics called Hell House. Adapted by Ian Edginton with art by Simon Fraser it’s a wonderfully old-style haunted house tale, adapted with some care and love from the great Richard Matheson’s film screenplay. Matheson, as some of you may know, wrote...

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Church of Spider-Man

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not a strange new religion, but news coming out from the Hollywood Reporter and other Tinsel Town showbiz sources that Thomas Haden Church has been signed up by Sam Raimi to play the villain in the third Spider-Man movie (due 2007, so we’ve got a little while to wait, but hey there’s the Fantastic...

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March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus Online reports that the very talented new British fantasy writer Steph Swainston has won the William L Crawford award for her powerful and unusual debut novel The Year of Our War. It’s a very well-deserved piece of recognition for a very promising new author. In fact we’ve picked both the Year of our War...

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Alan Lee in Glasgow

March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

The much-admired artist, who won an Oscar for his amazing work on the Lord of the Rings movies (and didn’t much of it look exactly like his famous paintings?), has been announced by the organisers of Worldcon as a special guest at Interaction, this year’s Worldcon in Glasgow. He will be appearing with the co-operation...

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More Crumb specials

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

On top of our special two-week, online offer on the great Robert Crumb, Kevin tells me today that the R Crumb Handbook will be available in your local FPI branch this week. It is an amazing journey through the life and art of the foremost cartoonist of the last forty years, from a 60s counter-culture...

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Lord of the Board Games

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Okay, how nice are these? Lord of the Rings backgammon sets! The playing surface has a map of Middle Earth on it and the playing pieces consist of thirty die-cast versions of the One Ring in silver and gold. It all comes in a lovely wooden case with the Lord of the Rings logo impressed...

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Who is he?

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

As we continue to get very excited at the imminent return of Doctor Who to our screens I noticed this story on the BBC – the Welsh Assembly’s First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, was mistaken for an extra in the new Who series. His arrival at the BBC Cardiff studios (the show is produced by BBC...

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New comics picks

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague in Glasgow, Anna, has kindly sent in an update here on the Hellboy and Shaun of the Dead comics I was raving about last week (come one, you know you were looking at them too and thinking, oh yes, I want those, be honest). Shaun of the Dead #1 is being adapted by...

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