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  • 18 2018 July

    Reviews: the Life of Captain Marvel

    The Life of Captain Marvel #1, Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, Marcio Menyz, Marguerite Sauvage, Marvel (cover artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco) It’s fair to say this is one of the week’s big new...

  • 17 2018 July

    Rogue Trooper movie is confirmed!!!

    Breaking news – over the weekend Brit comics fans were going nuts over some very teasing tweets from director Duncan Jones (Moon, Warcraft, Mute), hinting that for his next movie he wanted to do a...

  • 17 2018 July

    Reviews: Escaping Wars and Waves

    Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees, Olivier Kugler, Myriad Editions / New Internationalist “The children are nervous… When they hear any noise, even if you only knock at the door, they can get...

  • 13 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #170

    And once more it is that time of week when Richard and Joe offer up links and news spotted over the last few days with Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Steve Ditko, RIP Very sad news...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: She Could Fly

    She Could Fly #1, Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, Clem Robins, Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics “You know, in the air I bet the thoughts are gone and you can be free.” Luna...

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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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Grimwood speaks

November 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Most Excellent Brit author Jon Courtney Grimwood – one of those refreshing authors who is tabbed as SF but really defies genre labelling; he’s one of my favourite writers – speaks to the also excellent Sandy Auden about his latest novel, 9Tail Fox (one of our Book Picks in the current FPI magazine; an absorbing...

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ILM at 30

November 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Industrial Light and Magic, the special effects wizards created by George Lucas for the original Star Wars movie, is 30 years old this year. Regardless of your feelings towards Star Wars and the proliferation of special effects in movies (the great Ray Bradbury was rather negative on digital effects in the new SFX) ILM re-wrote...

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Super art

November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

We all know that some comic artwork is ‘real’ art in it’s own right, but this site takes it one step further, with interpretations of famous art works by Degas, Gainsborough, Hopper, Picasso and others with superheroes! Well worth a visit....

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Dalek auction

November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The BBC reports that a Dalek used in several episodes of the original Doctor Who and which graced the cover of the Radio Times for the show’s 20th anniversary back in 1983 has sold at auction for the healthy sum of £36, 000, with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street hospital (thanks to Ariel for...

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s…

November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The official site for Superman Returns has just posted a teaser trailer for the movie online. It is short but I thought it looked interesting (although the voice-over was veering a little to close to the Messianic for my taste). Many fans have been less than impressed with the new costume, but it certainly looks...

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Rapping Graphic Novels

November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Pocket/MTV books is to publish a new range of graphic novels and novellas which will feature characters drawn from musician 50 Cent (currently to be seen in his movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ) and his G-Unit popular beat combo. The publisher say the series “will tell the truth about The Life; the sex,...

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DC to publish more Pekar

November 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Great news for fans of good comics and curmudgeons everywhere: “Writer Harvey Pekar is returning to American Splendor, his autobiographical slice-of-life comic book series, with a new American Splendor mini-series from Vertigo, DC Comics’ For Mature Readers imprint. For the new mini-series, Pekar will work with several artists, including Dean Haspiel, who collaborated with Pekar...

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TV SF – one dies and one rises

November 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

The bad news first – the new series of Kochak, the Night Stalker has been cancelled already after being put up against the likes of CSI in its time slot. It is unclear if the unaired episoides will now be broadcast (and of course we haven’t seen them at all in the UK). One the...

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