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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

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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Diorama

April 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fed up with your Star Wars figures falling over on the shelf? Well we have the solution to the heartbreak of tottering action figures – the Star Wars Diorama! A scene from the original movies with stands for vintage and new figures, coming in a cool retro-packaged box, great fun!...

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Super

April 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers studios have released the first image of Brandon Routh from the new Superman Returns film. In addition to newcomer Routh in the titular role the film will star Kevin Spacey, Frank Langella, James Marsden and Parker Posey. Helming duties are now in the very capable hands of Usual Suspects and X-Men director Bryan...

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Angel Fire

April 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of a luscious little horror graphic novel from British independent publishers Shattered Frames. Angel Fire is the name of both the book and the new designer drug becoming popular with the rich; it promises the user a taste of Heaven itself, but Heaven, of course, comes...

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Making history

April 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh-based publishers Canongate have just printed a nice new edition of A History Maker by Alasdair Gray, a writer/artist who is surely one of Scotland’s artistic treasures (and one of my favourite writers). His magnificent Lanark: A Life in Four Books (probably the best Scottish novel of the last century in my opinion) is often...

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The Atlantic divide

April 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of our favourite authors, Hugo-nominated Charlie Stross, has been ruminating on why there has been such a surge of top-grade SF and Fantasy in the UK, while another Hugo-nominee, Cheryl Morgan, one of the movers and shakers (the shakes can be controlled by drugs apparently) behind Worldcon, posits her own reflections on the excellent...

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Locus

April 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The latest edition of Locus (issue 531, Volume 54, No. 4 if you want it exactly) has arrived on our shelves. Among the usual mix of goodies there is coverage of the Tiptree, Stoker and Hugo awards, a tribute to the late Andre Norton who passed away very recently and an interview with the far-too-talented...

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Boldly podding…

April 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends over at Trek United, the campaign to save Star Trek we told you about recently, have announced the latest in a series of podcasts you can listen to, the latest of which features Chase Masterson of DS9 fame. Slice of SciFi is now being rated top dog by Podcast Alley, so motor on...

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