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  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

  • 19 2018 January

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

    It’s Friday, that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to take a little spin around whatever comics related news they’ve seen in the past week. ...

  • 18 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

    As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if...

  • 18 2018 January

    Reviews: Star Wars – the Art of the Last Jedi

    The Art of Star Wars: the last Jedi, Phil Szostak, Abrams So, The Last Jedi, eh? Everyone has their opinion on the movie, whether they think it good or bad, or a disgraceful act of...

  • 17 2018 January

    Space Precinct Reloaded – signing in FP Belfast!

    Gerry Anderson’s creations have entertained and delighted generations of kids, both his pioneering Supermarionation puppet shows and his live action sci-fi series, always with fabulous designs (that made oh such equally fabulous toys!). For many...

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Signing postponed

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sorry to report that the signing event in Belfast and Dublin FPI stores with David Palffy and Erica Durance reported here last week has been postponed for the moment. Needless to say we’ll bring you updated information as and when....

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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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