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  • 24 2017 November

    Beaux livres for Christmas

    If you, like me, have a deep love for classic Eurocomics and for beautiful books, the months before Christmas often seem designed to burn a deep hole in your pocket, not to mention straining the...

  • 24 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #139

    Yes, it’s that time of week for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), our weekly, quick-hit round up of news and links spotted by Richard and Joe over the last few days: Loving the sound of this...

  • 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...

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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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JLA – the game

July 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sony PS2 and X-Box owners look set to have their playing fingers tapping over a new superhero game as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced they were working on a new game for those platforms based around the popular Justice League of America comic. Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was quoted...

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Dead Boy Detectives

July 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Season of Mists story-arc of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was one of my favourite parts of an outstanding series. I loved the whole central conceit of having Lucifer grow tired of running Hell and quitting his job, kicking out the demons and the damned and giving the key to Morpheus. The cast was huge, from...

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Goon show

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Dark Horse is producing a very special hardback collection of Eisner-winning The Goon this autumn? Oh yes, indeedy – The Goon: Fancy Pants Edition will be released in October, putting, for the first time, the Goon’s life into chronological order as well as featuring delicious extras such as a sketchbook and...

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The Kirby Museum

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Work has begun on the Jack Kirby Museum, it was announced this week. Kirby was – and indeed still is – a legend in the comics industry and a firm favourite with fans worldwide. You can’t underestimate the effect and influence he has had on the genre and the succeeding generations of artists and writers,...

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Makes you think

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl over in the delightful environs of the Emerald City noted a rather interesting diatribe from another ‘dear, green place’ – Glasgow author Hal Duncan’s blog. Hal was taking issue with people who think some of us ’read too much into it’ when getting ourselves deeply into a good book. Well, pardon us for actually...

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A Game of Thrones

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There has been a great deal of online discussion generated by the author George R R Martin in recent months as many of this best-selling writer’s fans wait for the long overdue next novel (which George has explained sensibly will be ready when its ready, rather than simply releasing a sub-standard and hurried work). Well,...

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Sketchbook adventures

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Coming this autumn from Denis Kitchen – and many of us remember his gone-but-not-forgotten Kitchen Sink imprint fondly – is a real treat for those who love the more unusual and innovative edge of the comics world. The Sketchbook Adventures are coming from Pete Poplaski, who has worked on almost everything in the industry, from...

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It’s Fantastic!

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Rock-hard, super-stretchy, invisible fire… It can only be the Fantastic Four! And our Fantastic Four Shop is now open for your delectation and delight on the FPI webstore. We’ve got books, toys, collectables, statues and naturally plenty of FF graphic novels, so come on in, True Believers!...

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