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  • 22 2018 June

    Reviews: the Secret of Marrowbone

    The Secret of Marrowbone, Directed by Sergio G Sánchez, Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison My first movie at the world’s longest continually running film festival, the Edinburgh...

  • 22 2018 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

    It’s Friday, so it must be time for Richard and Joe to round up the comic news from the week;...

  • 20 2018 June

    The Black Cat, The Snapper and the Gloomy Grin

    Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked...

  • 19 2018 June

    Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

    (Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team,...

  • 18 2018 June

    Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

    Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

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Ultraviolet

November 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

This seems to be a day for news of upcoming vampire movies: Movieweb (via SF Crowsnest) has a picture of Milla Jojovich (Fifth Element and Resident Evil) in a movie version of the critically-acclaimed Channel 4 UK series Ultraviolet. Starring Jack Davenport and Susanah Harker amongst others, the series was incredibly cool, taking a covert...

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Underworld pic

November 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

New pictures have been appearing online on sites like Comics Continuum for the second Underworld movie, again featuring the delectable British actress Kate Beckinsale, due early in 2006. Kris Oprisko and Antonio Vazquez have a graphic novel adaptation of the movie, Underworld Evolution, due from IDW in late December. If I am totally honest I...

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Indy books for February

November 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is a fairly diverse range of graphic novels from the smaller, independent publishers now available to browse in the February pre-orders on our website. The third volume of the new colour editions of Jeff Smith’s classic Bone series is due in February; top SF author and major comics fan James Lovegrove picked Bone as...

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Indy comics, Indy music

November 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

A few days ago I mentioned Image’s Belle and Sebastian graphic novel anthology by a number of Indy comics creators coming in the New year. Well, we decided this was so darned cool that we are now offering a whopping 35% off Put The Book Back On The Shelf on our site. Aren’t we just...

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Morgan signs new book deal

November 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

SciFi Wire reports that one of my favourite writers, Richard Morgan, has signed a five-book deal with Del Rey in the US. Richard powered his way into the UK scene with his violent noir-esque debut, Altered Carbon (if you are looking for a modern SF novel you should have read, that is one of them),...

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Dark Horse Darkness Duncan

November 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Okay, that is enough alliteration on the letter D methinks. Dark Horse have made an announcement about some new Hellboy comics and since we are all huge Hellboy and Mike Mignola fans we had to post it: “Dark Horse is pleased to announce that Duncan Fegredo will be the artist on the new 2006 Hellboy...

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Vamp TV

November 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

I missed this news when it first came out, but better late than never! Charlaine Harris, author of the delightful Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mysteries, has a bit on her site talking about a TV pilot for a possible new show based on her Southern-set tales, being made by Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball: “HBO...

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VanderMeer’s Tall Tales

November 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Good chum of the FPI blog Jeff VanderMeer has opened up a tall tales-telling area over on VanderWorld’s blog. Of course, writers are encouraged to ‘fabricate’ realities and make them believable, but the rest of us usually have the vulgar term ‘bulls**t’ flung our way when we do the same! But tall tales are fun...

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Behind the scenes at the Museum

November 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our beloved comics genre continues, slowly, to gain more serious artistic credibility (Absolute Watchman was reviewed recently in the NY Times). Two museums in Los Angeles are now holding exhibitions of the comic book art, with a collaboration between the Hammer Museum (not related to the British horror films as far as I know) and...

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Belle & Sebastian comics

November 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

The new graphic novels from Image Comics and Top Cow due in February are now live on our site. It’s a good mix, from Brian Michael Bendis’ run on Sam and Twitch to Rocketo, the tale of a Mapper and a mysterious land. There is also something very unusual in the shape of Put The...

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