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  • 28 2017 July

    Reviews: Joshua N’Gon – Last Prince of Alkebulahn

    Joshua N’Gon – Last Prince of Alkebulahn, Anthony Hewitt, Marksman Studios Short version: the best piece of science fiction I have read this year –  I absolutely loved the imaginative ideas and fabulous characters in...

  • 28 2017 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #122

    Is it Friday already? Heavens, that means it must be time for Richard and Joe to take a little wander around the comic news of the week. Shall we begin?...

  • 27 2017 July

    All vote for the Dutch Cartoonist Laureate

    On September 30th, the Netherlands will, for the first time, anoint their official Cartoonist Laureate, or Stripmaker Des Vaderlands. Like their poet counterpart, the winner of this grand title will promote the art of cartooning (and...

  • 26 2017 July

    Reviews: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its … Captain Underpants!

    Captain Underpant: The First Epic Movie, Directed by David Soren, Starring Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Kristen Schaal From the pages of the popular kid’s books by Dav Pilkey comes the first, of what...

  • 26 2017 July

    Janis Joplin in comics

    One could say that the very first time Janis Joplin appeared in comics-format, was on the sleeve of her first major studio recording,Cheap Thrills (with Big Brother and The Holding Company). That sleeve, created by underground god R....

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Award-winning books

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s been hard to miss me enthusing about this year’s bumper crop of nominations in this year’s Arthur C Clarke and BSFA awards. We have all of the nominees listed on our webstore and you can check out mini-reviews of each title there. And for those of you who still like to pick up a...

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Darth Tater

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Playskool have launched one of the more unusual – not to mention fun – items of Star Wars merchandise ahead of Revenge of the Sith: Darth Tater. What the smeg is a Darth Tater, some will wonder? Well, imagine Mr Potato Head. Now imagine Mr Potato Head had a son who was strong with the...

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About Time

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve just got in some rather spiffing new Doctor Who titles from the wonderfully-monikered Mad Norwegian Press. They have a growing range of factual companions entitled About Time which go into the long-running series in great detail and are co-authored by Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles (who was behind the unofficial Buffy companion Dusted, which...

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Straczynski is an Icon

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

OK, most of us already know J M Straczynski has iconic status – what I meant to say is the Babylon 5 creator who has been garnering praise for his comic work with Marvel has announced he will be publishing under Marvel’s Icon imprint. First up is Dream Police, a project the Spider-Man writing Straczynski...

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Animated

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Animation genius Chuck Jones has an exhibition of his artwork on display until April 3rd at the Animation Art Gallery in London, marking the 65th anniversary of legendary entertainer and movie star Bugs Bunny (what do you mean he’s not real? How dare you! Bugs was one of my role models as a child). In...

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X marks the spot

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the few shows to combine genuine cult and mass audience appeal, the X-Files is making a welcome return to graphic novel territory. Checker have the first volume due out this month, picking up from where the old Topps comics left off their collection, with a mixture of original stories and some adaptations of...

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Owly

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of our top FPI buyer Isobel we bring you some cuddly goodness: Now – on a Cuteness scale of 1 to 10, how cute is this? Personally, I’d say this one goes up to 11. After the huge success of Owly Vol. 1 – The Way Home, Top Shelf has now decided to produce...

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Blankets

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

More awards news – soon we’ll need to start running awards for the awards – Craig Thompson has garnered yet more laurels for the critically-acclaimed and semi-autobiographical graphic novel Blankets. Following on from his other European success at Angouleme earlier this year (where Persepolis writer Marjane Satrapi was also honoured) he’s now been awarded Les...

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Hugos news

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominations process for the Hugo awards to be presented at the Worldcon this summer in Glasgow has now closed, with the official shortlist due to be released at Easter. The Worldcon organisers have announced that the Hugo ceremony MCs this year will be the writer, broadcaster and critic Kim Newman and the Arthur C...

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Joss Whedon

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The ultra-fab Joss Whedon has been back at the world of comics, this time in the esteemed company of some of his fellow writing team from Buffy and Angel. Dark Horse has collected together their Tales of the Vampires, a number of short stories linked together by having a captive vampire narrating them to school...

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