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  • 20 2018 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #160

    Time once more for Joe and Richard to take a quick spin through all the comics news we’ve noticed this month…...

  • 19 2018 April

    Competitions: score some cool Deadpool 2 gear!

    We loved the Deadpool movie – much as we are adoring the wave of superhero flicks that are ruling the box office these days, some of them, let’s be honest, can be a bit too...

  • 19 2018 April

    The Hero With a Thousand Issues

    This week saw a remarkable milestone as Action Comics celebrated its thousandth issue. A thousand issues since a certain man of steel debuted on that cover, taking on hoods, thugs, gangsters, anyone who thought having...

  • 18 2018 April

    Edinburgh Comic Con

    (all photos from my Flickr, click to see the larger ones on Flickr) Over the weekend I was enjoying the 2018 Edinburgh Comic Con, again at the rather good venue in the city’s conference centre,...

  • 18 2018 April

    Happy birthday, Superman!

    Hard to believe, but one of the most iconic superheroes of all time is celebrating his eightieth birthday. As Action Comics hits the remarkable issue #1000 mark (an amazing run for any comic) we celebrate...

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The horror, the horror of it all…

October 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve covered several rather groovy graphic novel anthologies on the blog recently, with quite a few of them coming from the independent publishers. These collections often offer readers a chance to sample new work from up and coming writers and artists, usually at a very good price, meaning readers get to experience something fresh without...

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New goodies

October 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, it is Thursday; the day when our staff join hands and perform the ancient ritual known as the New Comic Day Dance. There are quite a few choice new graphic novels released today, but there are three hardbacks from DC which are especially tasty. V For Vendetta gets a nice new hardback edition in...

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Superbaby

October 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Nicolas Cage, the actor who is well-known in the industry for being incredibly keen to play a superhero on celluloid (he was linked to several movie developments over the last few years, including, ironically, the Superman film) has, according to his publicist, named his new child after Superman. No, he’s not called Clark. According to...

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British Fantasy Awards

October 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

In the wake of 2005 British Fantasy Convention the awards for titles from 2004 were announced, with top writers Graham Joyce and Simon Clark MCing: Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award) – Stephen King, The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Hodder & Stoughton) Best Novella – Christopher Fowler, Breath (Telos Publications) Best Short...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group change

October 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Due to scheduling conflicts the October meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group has been moved from this evening to next Tuesday (the 11th). The time and venue remain the same – Henderson’s on Hanover Street at 6pm – and the book under discussion this month will the the powerful groundbreaking graphic novel from Alan...

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Violent

October 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Since David Cronenberg’s movie adaptation of John Wagner and Vince Locke’s A History of Violence has just hit the cinema screens it seems a good point to remind readers that DC has issued a brand-new edition of the graphic novel, which has been unavailable for some time. Wagner is one of the Great British Comics...

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Radio blog

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble blogger will be making a brief appearance on BBC Radio Five this Sunday to talk about blogging for business and pleasure. The piece is called the Five Live Report by by Saira Khan and is part of the Julian Worricker show. The programme goes out at 10.30am on 5 Live 909 / 693...

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Dusk

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Lebbon and his publishers at Bantam (US) very kindly sent me an advance copy of his new fantasy novel, Dusk, which is due in January. Tim is a respected British author but like some other writers here, such as Willie Meikle, has had better luck with the US publishing industry....

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Marvel’s Carnivale

September 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, the House of Ideas isn’t going to Rio. But Marvel has just announced that Daniel Knauf, the creator of the disturbingly fascinating Carnivale series has become the latest TV writer to be signed up; Knauf will be writing six issues of Iron Man in 2006 for Marvel. He was quoted on Marvel’s site: “What...

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Courtney

September 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tinsel Town’s trade paper, Variety, reports that Graham Tallman has been hired to work on the script for the proposed film adaptation of Ted Naifeh’s wonderful Courtney Crumrin series from Oni Press. Effects legend Stan Winston may be involved in producing the film, which has to be good news for the creature effects. Ted’s delightful...

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