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  • 21 2017 June

    Small Press Day in Dublin and Glasgow

    As we’ve already blogged, the excellent notion of Small Press Day is returning for a second year, on July 8th, a great chance to celebrate the incredibly vibrant small press comickers and zine makers we...

  • 21 2017 June

    Agent 327 is heading for the big screen

    Even though Martin Lodewijk’s comic series Agent 327 has the status of a classic in his native Holland, the series is largely unknown in other parts of the world. Translations of the books were published...

  • 20 2017 June

    Reviews: glorious wartime adventure in Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven

    Flight of the Raven, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, EuroComics/IDW I first saw Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven as Le Vol du Corbeau several years ago in a bookstore in the Saint Michel area of Paris that was...

  • 19 2017 June

    Be Blacksad in this video game

    According to French comics blog 9eme Art, Spanish games studio Pendulo is currently developing a video game based on detective comic Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. This series tells the stories of a classic hard-boiled...

  • 16 2017 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #116

    Yep, it’s that time of the week again where we round up some of the stories and links we noticed over the last few days: We had sad news over last weekend with the passing...

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Heavy Metal

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the journal with the well-muscled heroes and heroines artwork but the musical variety. We’ve been hearing about a proper, hard-core metal band that features good, old-fashioned screaming guitars and pounding drums. Okay, when did we get musical, you may be asking? Well since we heard a rumour that the man pounding those skins...

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Worldcon

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl Morgan, one of the organisers of this summer’s Worldcon, Interaction, (as well as running her own very good reviews site, Emerald City)has dropped us a line to say the already-impressive list of guests from the world of science fiction and fantasy has been updated. We’re getting quite excited at this 63rd Worldcon happening in...

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“I am Iron Man”

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the old song, but the armoured superhero. My colleague Kevin pointed out the shiny, new Ultimate Iron Man #1 just in from Marvel and written by no less than Orson Scott Card, author of the classic SF series Prentice Alvin and Ender Saga (among others), with pencils by Andy Kubert. Marvel seem to...

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Half-Life 2 Sweeps BAFTA Games Awards

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Half-Life 2 swept the BAFTA games awards this week, taking no less than six awards including the coveted Best Game and, reflecting the modern broadband online experience Half-Life 2 also took the Best Online Game. The very fact that BAFTA now run a games category (this was the second ceremony) illustrates how film, TV, music...

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Illustrated Silverberg

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Steve in the Edinburgh FP shop brought a rather nifty-looking adaptation of the great Robert Silverberg’s The Seventh Shrine (issue one) which has just arrived in-store. Set after the events in the novel Valentine Pontifex this is a part of the Majipoor fantasy series. Valentine travels to an excavation of the ancient metamorph’s city of...

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March is Hellblazer Month at FP

March 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie adaptation of DC’s Vertigo title Hellblazer hits UK screens this month. Constantine looks like a highly enjoyable supernatural thriller and the advance word seems good (those who saw teasers at the San Diego Comic Con were impressed). The choice of Keanu Reeves to play (normally blond and Liverpudlian) John Constantine and the relocation...

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Charmed Series 2 Action Figures

March 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hot from New York Toy Fair are these fantastic images of series 2 of Charmed figures. We thought the first series was good but these look to be really outstanding with great likenesses of the characters as they appeared in the Season Six episode, Valhalley of the Dolls. These are nearly finished prototypes the finished...

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Welcome to the FP blog

February 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hello and a warm welcome to the official blog for Forbidden Planet International. We are the UK’s largest specialist in all things Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror with stock ranging from a large array of comics, graphic novels and books to T-shirts, toys, collectables, DVDs and games. Most of the FP crew know where our...

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