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  • 21 2018 February

    Reviews: Sif Fox-Fighter

    Sif Fox-Fighter, MJ Wallace This was another comic picked up at the small press comic fair which I am belatedly getting round to, having bought several, put them aside then as usual got busy, had...

  • 20 2018 February

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2069

    The latest Prog hits the comic shop shelves on 21st February. Time to take a little look at what’s inside....

  • 19 2018 February

    Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh

    Sunday 25th of February will be a special Small Press Sunday at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh in the heart of the city’s historic Old Town. A trio of Indy small press creators will be along between...

  • 19 2018 February

    Reviews: picking up the pieces – the return of Jigsaw

    Jigsaw, Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort Some ten years after his death the famed torture-killer Jigsaw seems to...

  • 16 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 151

    It’s Friday, and that means just one thing… time for Richard and Joe to talk of themselves in the third person yet again as they run down the comics news stories that have caught their...

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Comic violence

May 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have been in the rather flash environs of the Cannes Film Festival, along with many of the cast members of Sin City. Miller has reportedly been drawn into the old chestnut about violent imagery – in comics and films especially – leading to real-life violence. He pointed out that violence...

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Who’s in the shop?

May 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

When asked what they did at work the other day some of our staff could honestly reply they were constructing a Tardis. No, it’s not that we so love all things SF that we spend our time in-between lovingly arranging our comics, books and goodies contructing time and space machines – although if we could...

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Bone

May 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Telltale Games have just set up a website for a game based on the cult-favourite comic character Bone. Not a huge amount of details yet, but given the following Bone has built over the volumes and years I’m sure there will be a lot of interest – as ever, more when we get it....

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Ambergris

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I received a communication from the Ambergris Tourist Association recently, promoting that cruel and beautiful city. Well, actually it was an email from Jeff VanderMeer, but it comes to much the same thing since he’s sponsored by the Ambergris Merchant’s Guild. It’s an extremely fine animation for Ambergris, the City of Saints and Madmen –...

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Miéville wins Clarke

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

China Miéville has won this year’s prestigious Arthur C Clarke award in a ceremony in London on May 11th. The Iron Council sees a return to Miéville’s astonishingly well-realised New Crobuzon beat. Never one to shy away from adult topics – he’s happily sunk his teeth into social equality issues, homophobia, poverty and even inter-species...

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Batman auction

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Rare Book News reports that the world’s biggest Batman sale is to take place. It contains the lifetime collection of Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, writer and fan, who sadly passed away at the far-too-young age of 27. He stipulated that this immense and varied collection was only to be sold intact, not broken up into individual...

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Movie debut at Worldcon

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Worldcon organisers have just issued an excititing bit of news in their latest press release: the UK debut of Howl’s Moving Castle will be held at Interaction, the 63rd Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August (the UK release isn’t until a month later). The movie follows a young girl cursed to look like...

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Natalie does Sinead

May 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, that is the luscious Natalie Portman doing a convincing Sinead O’Connor impression! The Comic Beat reports that the star of Leon, Garden State and a little thing called Star Wars is posing to demonstrate her new close shave for her role in V for Vendetta....

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Hitchhiker’s store

May 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard from my colleagues that the rather cute knitted plush version of Marvin the Paranoid Android from the new Hitchhiker’s Guide movie has sold out already, but we still have some other H2G2 goodies available for all towel-fiends in our special Hitchhiker’s section of the webstore....

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V

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hugo Weaving, star of two of the biggest trilogies ever, Lord of the Rings and the Matrix films, has been announced as a replacement for James Purefoy on the movie adaptation of the classic V for Vendetta. Weaving will be playing the eponymous Codename V – anarchist, terrorist, freedom fighter (or all of these and...

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