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  • 13 2017 December

    Hopper reduces to the max

    Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Felipe H. Navarro has started a new webcomic in English. Hopper is the story of a painter called Edward Hopper (not that one) who likes travelling by trains and tells of his travels. Navarro calls...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: may the Force be with us – The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Directed by Rian Johnson, Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, OScar Isaacs FInally it arrives, the movie so many of us...

  • 12 2017 December

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – here’s the 2000AD Christmas Prog….

    Oh yes, another sign that Christmas is right around the corner… the annual 2000AD Christmas Special, 100 pages of thrill power available right now at your local comic shop. Under that rather tasty cover from Staz...

  • 12 2017 December

    Reviews: The Curios of the Paper Moon

    The Curios of the Paper Moon, Kat Hall, One Little Apple Kat Hall’s charming fantasy The Curios of Paper Moon is available as a regularly updated webcomic, but I must confess I hadn’t come across it...

  • 08 2017 December

    Reviews: Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out, Directed by Chris Peckover, Starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen In a quiet suburban house two parents are going to their annual Christmas party, leaving...

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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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Serenity

April 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

A trailer for Serenity, Joss Whedon’s film outing of his excellent-but-still-cancelled Western-in-space series, Firefly has been posted on the web to whet our appetites. Still a bit of a wait for the film, especially for those of us in the UK, but at least we have Joss’ own comic book adaptation to look forward to...

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Bite me

April 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Howard Chaykin’s Bite Club has just hit the shelves in the last few days. A digest-sized graphic novel it collects the mini-series featuring the lives of Latino gangsters in Florida who just happen to be vampires. When the head of the Del Toro family is whacked his will names his son as his successor, despite...

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