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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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Favourites

August 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

City of Saints and Madmen scribe Jeffy VanderMeer managed to get free of Evil Monkey long enough to go into more detail on the reasons behind some of his selections in his list of favourite graphic novels on the FPI GN site’s Recommended section – well worth a look. I’m sure some readers will be...

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Romance

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Dark Horse graphic novels for December have just been posted on our pre-orders. As you’d expect from DH it is a nice mixture of titles, from Conan (with the fabulous P Craig Russell, no less) to Little Lulu, Star Wars to Samurai. And Romance. Oh yes, don’t forge the romance! Dark Horse are launching...

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Nova Scotia revisited

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending a reading by some of the contributors in Mercat’s excellent new anthology of Scottish SF, Nova Scotia, last night in Edinburgh. It was a crowded audience there to see a great array of Scottish and Scottish-based writers and to enjoy listening to excerpts from what was our best-selling book...

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Smile Time

August 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

There aren’t many folk who could take their handsome, heroic leading man, turn him into a Sesame Street-style puppet and still have an incredibly cool slice of telefantasy on their hands. But when the show is Angel and the creator is Joss Whedon, these normal rules do not apply. The Smile Time episode was a...

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More awards

August 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

In the excitement over the Hugo awards I totally missed several others, so please excuse the tardiness in bringing these to you. The multi-talented Warren Ellis won a gong from the Sidewise Awards for Alternative History for the terrific Ministry of Space from Image. The Prometheus Awards given by the Libertarian Futurist Society picked the...

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Against Gravity

August 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Another Glasgow-based author, fresh from Worldcon, has been in touch – Gary Gibson, who has been suffering some problems with review copies of his latest – and eagerly anticipated by many of us who caught last year’s Angel Stations – book, Against Gravity, getting out before the convention. The esteemed Cheryl at Emerald City has...

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Holy Archives, Batman!

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

We just had word of a very special, while-stocks-last deal on three of DC’s very tasty Archive Edition volumes. If you’re not familiar with these, they are, like the Marvel Masterworks, gorgeous hardback collections of classic comics material, much of it from the Golden and Silver Ages. Much of the material in these volumes hasn’t...

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Urie signs

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some nice pictures courtesy of Neil and my colleagues in FPI Manchester (thanks, guys) who hosted the lovely Urie, creator of the intriguing, delightful and often disturbing Little Apple Dolls on Friday. Fans arrived at the Manchester store, with one girl travelling from Sheffield just to meet Urie. By all accounts everyone had a wonderful...

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Worldcon success

August 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin and his crew in the Glasgow FPI tell me that the FPI tables in the dealer room at Worldcon did very well with many attendees enjoying browsing and purchasing our many and splendid wares, from Daleks to books and graphic novels – thanks to those who dropped by the tables. Stand-outs for...

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Susurrate

August 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some friends have been busy of late setting up a brand-new review site, Susurrate, which will cover SF, Fantasy and Graphic Novels, with a number of contributors, including some of the regulars from the award-winning Alien Online crew. George and Matthew tell me the first batch of reviews are up already, including Dark Horse’s Book...

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