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  • 17 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #138

    Another of Joe and Richard’s Friday round-ups. All the comics news we’ve seen this past week…....

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: heroes assemble – Justice League

    Justice League, Directed by Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon, Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielson, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds It’s superhero team-up action time,...

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: ra ra Rasputin – Mignola ressurects the mad monk

    Rasputin: the Voice of the Dragon #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Christopher Mitten, Dave Sewart, Dark Horse Comics Another New Comic Book Day arrives and with it not one but two new comics from the...

  • 15 2017 November

    The grand Bryan Talbot Grandville exhibition

    Byan Talbot’s Grandville Exhibition, Orbital Comics London Opened 6th of November, running until the 5th December I took the opportunity to visit the Grandville Art Exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, and was very impressed...

  • 14 2017 November

    Reviews: Places in the Darkness

    Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

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Awards season

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The glitzy glamour of the Oscars and BAFTAs may be past, but don’t despair as there are far more important awards still to come this season! Yes, I am talking about the two most prestigious literary awards in the British SF&F calendar: the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) awards and the Arthur C Clarke Awards....

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Classical

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

I have an absolute gem of a book to bring to your attention today, from one of the UK’s fine stable of small publishers, the Rose Press. Jocasta is a re-interpreatation of some of the most important – and oldest – plays in literary history, the Theban Plays by Sophocles. Here Brian Aldiss – surely...

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Keep on truckin’

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Robert Crumb, probably one of the most famous cartoonists of the last hundred years (if not the most famous), is receiving a lot of (overdue in our opinion) attention right now (not least in the Guardian this week). A new collection/autobiography – the R Crumb Handbook – has been released and a major retrospective of...

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New Spring

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fantasy mega-bestselling author Robert Jordan is to branch into the illustrated realms. Along with Chuck Dixon (Batman and numerous others) he is adapting his Wheel of Time prequel New Spring for Red Eagle Entertainment. New Spring is scheduled for monthly releases and should debut at the Comic-Con International in San Diego in July....

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Vintage T-shirts

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Calvin got in touched with us today to tell us about a book he’s working on (due for publication next year) which is a fashion and design title on a subject close to our collective chests here – vintage T-shirts. He’s trying to track down some of the original cult film and SF T-shirts of...

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Hellboy

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Dark Horse has announced the first Hellboy mini-series for far too long. Hellboy: the Island #1 (of 2) has our favourite big, red guy washing up on an island (surprise!) where he is tempted by singing dead men and stubbornly decides to ignore good advice from and old enemy. This is to be a sequel...

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Galactic Glasgow

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My Glaswegian colleague Jim in the Buchanan Street FPI tells me that the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow’s Renfield Street (no idea if it was named after Dracula’s henchman, sorry) will be showing the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith. It will take place at twelve midnight this Friday (11th) and...

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Worldcon

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

The colourful poster for the forthcoming Worldcon: Interaction this summer in Glasgow, 4th – 8th August and featuring a cast of thousands....

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New Harry Potter

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bloomsbury have revealed the cover (or two covers if you want to be pedantic, since there is the now-customary ‘adult’ cover as well) of the next Harry Potter novel, due for publication on 16th of July in the UK, although the main plot details of the boy (teenager?) wizard’s new story – the Half-Blood Prince...

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Underground Maus

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Artwork from Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel Maus is being displayed on the underground system in Budapest according to the Comics Reporter. Culture Minister Andras Bozoki stated that Spiegelman’s groundbreaking work was important because it raised serious questions. It’s great to see a graphic novel work being taken so seriously, both politically and...

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