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  • 23 2017 October

    Reviews: creepy tales for dark nights – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Volume 2, M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Al Davison, George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Meghan Hetrick SelfMadeHero Autumn winds blow, shaking the remaining leaves off the trees, the...

  • 20 2017 October

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #134

    And yes, it is again Friday and that means time for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: It’s thirty years since Arnie’s...

  • 19 2017 October

    Reviews: end of days – Thor deals with Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok, Directed by Taika Waititi, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo Thor returns for his third solo adventure. As Surtur is planning the...

  • 19 2017 October

    Competitions: Win tickets to MCM London!!!

    The huge MCM London bash is coming up on 27th-29th of October, and we will have our usual stand there, where colelagues tell me we will also be selling some very special, exclusive items in...

  • 19 2017 October

    New music comics from the continent

    Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

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Alan Lee in Glasgow

March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

The much-admired artist, who won an Oscar for his amazing work on the Lord of the Rings movies (and didn’t much of it look exactly like his famous paintings?), has been announced by the organisers of Worldcon as a special guest at Interaction, this year’s Worldcon in Glasgow. He will be appearing with the co-operation...

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More Crumb specials

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

On top of our special two-week, online offer on the great Robert Crumb, Kevin tells me today that the R Crumb Handbook will be available in your local FPI branch this week. It is an amazing journey through the life and art of the foremost cartoonist of the last forty years, from a 60s counter-culture...

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Lord of the Board Games

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Okay, how nice are these? Lord of the Rings backgammon sets! The playing surface has a map of Middle Earth on it and the playing pieces consist of thirty die-cast versions of the One Ring in silver and gold. It all comes in a lovely wooden case with the Lord of the Rings logo impressed...

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Who is he?

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

As we continue to get very excited at the imminent return of Doctor Who to our screens I noticed this story on the BBC – the Welsh Assembly’s First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, was mistaken for an extra in the new Who series. His arrival at the BBC Cardiff studios (the show is produced by BBC...

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New comics picks

March 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague in Glasgow, Anna, has kindly sent in an update here on the Hellboy and Shaun of the Dead comics I was raving about last week (come one, you know you were looking at them too and thinking, oh yes, I want those, be honest). Shaun of the Dead #1 is being adapted by...

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One week left!

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Only one week left on our very special Robert Crumb promotion!...

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Newsletter

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Friday night sees the latest edition of the Forbidden Planet International newsletter heading out to subscribers. It’s totally free to sign up and its chock-full of choice picks from the very latest material fresh into our warehouse. Subscribing to the newsletter is so easy as Morlok could do it – just click here to simply...

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Iron Sunrise

March 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The second UK release from Edinburgh-based writer and purveyor of fine beards, Charles Stross, has just hit the shelves. Iron Sunrise, a follow-up to excellent Singularity Sky, it sees the return of Rachel Mansour, the UN black-ops specialist, assigned to investigate the forced mini-supernova which has destroyed an entire civilisation (yes, Charlie thinks big for...

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She’s a wonder, Wonder Woman

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, go on, sing the rest of it and give a little twirl, get it out of your systems (folk too young to recall the old Wonder Woman show will be utterly lost here). Rumours have been circulating in the comics press over the last few days that Buffy, Angel and Firefly creator Joss Whedon...

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The Original Dave Gibbons

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden has a great chat with the great Dave Gibbons (forever legendary as one half of the creative team of the Watchmen not to mention all his other work) over on the Alien Online, discussing his solo project (writing and drawing), the Originals, which involves Mods, scooters and other influences on a younger Mr...

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