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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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Comics in Glasgow

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There’s an interesting article on the always-excellent Alien Online about one of my favourite indie comics creators, Sandra and John, who are the force behind the wonderful Metaphrog in Glasgow, home to the utterly gorgeous Louis books (I adore the Louis books, they’re beautiful, imaginative and delightful). They are involved in ROAR, which is an...

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Radio FPI FM

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, the crew of Edinburgh’s Forbidden Planet took to the air this morning; FM changed from Frequency Modulation to Force Majeure as my colleagues Lee and Kally talked Star Wars for BBC Radio Scotland’s Gary Robertson show. Lee especially is a huge Star Wars fan and is often to be seen coveting shiny new Lucasfilm...

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SF TV

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marvel’s comic-turned-movie-franchise Blade is to be adapted for televisions as an action-adventure series. Spike TV is to produce a 2-hour TV movie pilot for some time in early 2006. Their take on the character and the shows was summed up: “Blade is the unforgettable legend of an immortal warrior who battles a thriving underworld of...

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Harvey

May 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not long after the Eisner Awards shortlist was announced it’s the turn of one of the other prestigious comic book awards nominations to be announced, the Harvey Awards. The Harveys – this year marks the 18th annual awards – are awarded in numerous categories to honour excellence in comics and are nominated by professionals working...

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SF history

May 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden reports in the Alien Online that the far-too-clever-and-gifted author Adam Roberts has turned in the manuscript for the Palgrave Critical History of SF to Macmillan Publishers (Palgrave being Macmillan’s academic imprint). According to the article the book will be comprehensive and feature information on modern-era material (in many media) and also many pre-19th...

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Black Widow

May 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Black Widow: an especially venomous spider, the female of which eats the male after mating; an Alice Cooper song featuring Vincent Price praising the same arachnid; a beautiful and deadly Russian superspy from the Marvel universe. Natasha Romanova, once a top Russian agent before moving to the West, is retired, trying to lose the...

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Star Wars TV

April 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

George Lucas has announced that the forthcoming Revenge of the Sith will not be the end of Star Wars. Making an almost unprecedented personal appearance at a Star Wars convention in Indianapolis, the check-shirted one told fans that there were plans afoot for two new television series, set in-between events occurring in Sith and the...

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Lee settles

April 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Stan The Man Lee, creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Fantastic Four… (list goes on for a ridiculous length – the man is just a Comic Icon) has settled his court case with Marvel over unpaid royalties due him, notably from the huge profits on the Spider-Man movies by Sam Raimi. Marvel decided not to pursue...

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Dude, where’s my towel?

April 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, after years of false starts and languishing in development hell, the movie version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy finally arrives on general release this weekend. Some of you will be new to it, some of you (like me) have been following it from the original radio series. We’ve got some very cool...

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Signing

April 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin tells me that we have a couple of signings coming up in May in our Irish branches in Dublin and Belfast (hi, guys!). Erica Durance, who has appeared on The Collector, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda and Tru Calling among many others and is currently gracing our screens as Lois Lane in the excellent...

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