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  • 17 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #138

    Another of Joe and Richard’s Friday round-ups. All the comics news we’ve seen this past week…....

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: heroes assemble – Justice League

    Justice League, Directed by Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon, Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielson, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds It’s superhero team-up action time,...

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: ra ra Rasputin – Mignola ressurects the mad monk

    Rasputin: the Voice of the Dragon #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Christopher Mitten, Dave Sewart, Dark Horse Comics Another New Comic Book Day arrives and with it not one but two new comics from the...

  • 15 2017 November

    The grand Bryan Talbot Grandville exhibition

    Byan Talbot’s Grandville Exhibition, Orbital Comics London Opened 6th of November, running until the 5th December I took the opportunity to visit the Grandville Art Exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, and was very impressed...

  • 14 2017 November

    Reviews: Places in the Darkness

    Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

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Bats

June 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, as most of us are probably more than aware, the much-anticipated new Batman film, Batman Begins, is almost here, Most fans are split between a desire to embrace a new screen version while others are understandably worried after the later entries in the previous screen outings proved to be less than stellar. But this...

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Ascension Cardiff

June 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some details coming in to the FPI blog via my colleague Kevin of a new convention from the good folks at Ascension Events later this year. On Saturday November 20th comes Ascension Cardiff in the city’s Village Hotel. There will be talks, signings, photos and parties going on, while the guests so far confirmed include...

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Worldcon day rates

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

The folks at Interaction, the Worldcon due in Glasgow this August, have released details of the price structure for day tickets (as opposed to a pass for the entire con): Thursday, August 4th: £25 Adult / £5 Child (includes admission to film preview of “Howl’s Moving Castle”) Friday, August 5th: £30 Adult / £10 Child...

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Visit scenic Ambergris

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fancy seeing how you would fare on a visit to Ambergris, the legendary City of Saints and Madmen? Well, Jeff VanderMeer is continuing his multimedia expansion and is now offering readers the chance via an online quiz, which I have to say suits the atmosphere of the book admirably. What do you mean, you haven’t...

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We3

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve been waiting for this collection to come out – We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. It has been, to coin a phrase, eagerly anticipated – not just by our readers but by a fair number of the FPI staff as well, myself among them. Imagine one of those old Disney ‘incredible journey’ type...

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Free booklet

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

This weekend FPI are giving away a 16 page, colour-illustrated booklet on graphic novels. It has suggestions for those new to the genre, those returning after a few years of absence and for the old hands too. Like our new website it ranges across a diverse number of tales, from the grim and gritty like...

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Graphic Novels A-Go-Go!

May 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

For weeks the FPI online crew have been labouring in our secret underground lair, working on a whole, shiny, new Graphic Novels site. Since we have a huge amount of graphic novels on our lists, you can appreciate it is no small job to get them all into our new site, but we think you...

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Honourable mention

May 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Jim points out with pleasure that the Glasgow branch of Forbidden Planet International was singled out in a recent entry in the Basement Tapes over at the well-respected Comic Book Resources site. Matt Fraction and Joe Casey are discussing the recent Bristol comics expo and the UK scene when Casey informs his readers...

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Moore bails from DC

May 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic Book Resources has reported that Alan Moore, one of our most venerated of comics writers, has finally severed his connection with DC and will be taking later League of Extraordinary Gentlemen elsewhere. Moore has been working at arms length from DC for some time now, being somewhat unhappy, but he has now felt moved...

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SF Shorts

May 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, I’m not talking about a new range of garments that FPI are selling for the fashion-conscious SF person for the summer. Shorts, as in short fiction. The organiser of Interaction, the Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August have created a series of links on the Hugo nominations page. In the case of the...

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