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  • 23 2018 July

    Reviews: the Beano 80 Years of Fun!

    The Beano: 80 Years of Fun Box Set, DC Thomson The Beano has now been in print for an astonishing eighty years. In the fickle world of comics and publishing, this is nothing short of...

  • 20 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 171

    Friday again? Well then it’s probably time for Richard and Joe have a little look see at all the comics news that they’ve noticed this week....

  • 19 2018 July

    Anne Charnock wins the Arthur C Clarke Award

    The thirty second Arthur C Clarke Award – the UK’s most presitgious celebration of written science fiction – took place in a ceremony in the famous Foyles bookstore in London last night, with Anne Charnock...

  • 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...

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Nominated Who

October 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The revamped Doctor Who series has made it onto no less than three categories in the shortlists for this year’s National Television Awards (the ceremony is held on October 25th). Who has been nominated in the most popular drama series (nicely reflecting the series’ adult credentials and not just its kid-appeal) while the two leads,...

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Wallace and Gromit up in smoke

October 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Fire Brigade in Bristol was called to a serious fire in a warehouse this morning – a warehouse which just happened to contain most of Aardman Animations props and scenery. One spokesperson said that the company’s entire history had gone up in smoke, from Morph through Creature Comforts to Chicken Run and, of course,...

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Sunburst

October 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of our Book Picks titles in the first issue of the FPI magazine, Air by the excellent Geoff Ryman, has won the Sunburst Award for the best Canadian Science Fiction novel. As well as being a richly deserved honour for the UK-based ex-pat it also confers upon Geoff the right to name the first...

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Pekar Playboy

October 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

News reaches the FPI blog that Harvey Pekar has a two-page special in the November issue of Playboy (a comic piece, he’s not posing in the grotto with bunnies as far as we know). The two-page mini comic takes a biographical look at the creation of harv’s latest work from DC (released just last week),...

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The horror, the horror of it all…

October 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve covered several rather groovy graphic novel anthologies on the blog recently, with quite a few of them coming from the independent publishers. These collections often offer readers a chance to sample new work from up and coming writers and artists, usually at a very good price, meaning readers get to experience something fresh without...

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New goodies

October 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, it is Thursday; the day when our staff join hands and perform the ancient ritual known as the New Comic Day Dance. There are quite a few choice new graphic novels released today, but there are three hardbacks from DC which are especially tasty. V For Vendetta gets a nice new hardback edition in...

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Superbaby

October 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Nicolas Cage, the actor who is well-known in the industry for being incredibly keen to play a superhero on celluloid (he was linked to several movie developments over the last few years, including, ironically, the Superman film) has, according to his publicist, named his new child after Superman. No, he’s not called Clark. According to...

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British Fantasy Awards

October 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

In the wake of 2005 British Fantasy Convention the awards for titles from 2004 were announced, with top writers Graham Joyce and Simon Clark MCing: Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award) – Stephen King, The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Hodder & Stoughton) Best Novella – Christopher Fowler, Breath (Telos Publications) Best Short...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group change

October 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Due to scheduling conflicts the October meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group has been moved from this evening to next Tuesday (the 11th). The time and venue remain the same – Henderson’s on Hanover Street at 6pm – and the book under discussion this month will the the powerful groundbreaking graphic novel from Alan...

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Violent

October 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Since David Cronenberg’s movie adaptation of John Wagner and Vince Locke’s A History of Violence has just hit the cinema screens it seems a good point to remind readers that DC has issued a brand-new edition of the graphic novel, which has been unavailable for some time. Wagner is one of the Great British Comics...

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