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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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The Harvey Awards

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Apologies for being a few days late in bringing you all the results of the annual Harvey Awards, one of the pre-eminent awards in all of Comicdom, which were announced a few days ago. Big congratulations to all of those who won –and I just know that a certain person in FPI’s own buying team...

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New Look

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tireless SF promoter, reviewer, Worldcon organiser, part-time juggler, occassional superheroine (Fantasy Femme – the protector of Geeks and all things SF&F) and good chum of FPI’s, Cheryl Morgan has just completed a rather tasty overhaul and redesign of the excellent Emerald City site. You can follow the Yellow Brick Road (the actual road and not...

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Unplugged

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Spotted a very interesting new blog run jointly by a number of authors in a news article by Ariel over on the Alien Online. Storyteller’s Unplugged is a co-operative blog by authors, editors and booksellers involved in the horror genre and the darker end of the fantasy worlds, with each person taking turns to post....

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Who Three

June 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

News from the BBC confirming that the excellent new Doctor Who series has been granted a third season even before shooting begins on the second. This Saturday’s episode is the final one of this first season and sees a fanboy’s dream come true with masses of Daleks on the loose. Actor David Tennant who takes...

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Cylon

June 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t resist buying one of these for myself – a wonderfully-detailed 12 inch Cylon warrior. Articulated joints, weapon accessories and that very shiny armour means he looks quite splendid on his stand. There’s also an Apollo figure from the original Battlestar Galactica series, endorsed by Richard Hatch himself. They’re available now and I think...

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New FPI magazine nears launch

June 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Forbidden Planet Home Shopping Catalogue re-launches in July as FPI magazine. The catalogue has now been incorporated into an extensive cult entertainment magazine. FPI promises exclusive interviews, features, news and articles covering all the areas for which Forbidden Planet is famous: comics, movies, cult TV and video games. Each issue will have interviews with...

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Bats

June 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Well, as most of us are probably more than aware, the much-anticipated new Batman film, Batman Begins, is almost here, Most fans are split between a desire to embrace a new screen version while others are understandably worried after the later entries in the previous screen outings proved to be less than stellar. But this...

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Ascension Cardiff

June 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Some details coming in to the FPI blog via my colleague Kevin of a new convention from the good folks at Ascension Events later this year. On Saturday November 20th comes Ascension Cardiff in the city’s Village Hotel. There will be talks, signings, photos and parties going on, while the guests so far confirmed include...

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Worldcon day rates

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

The folks at Interaction, the Worldcon due in Glasgow this August, have released details of the price structure for day tickets (as opposed to a pass for the entire con): Thursday, August 4th: £25 Adult / £5 Child (includes admission to film preview of “Howl’s Moving Castle”) Friday, August 5th: £30 Adult / £10 Child...

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Visit scenic Ambergris

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fancy seeing how you would fare on a visit to Ambergris, the legendary City of Saints and Madmen? Well, Jeff VanderMeer is continuing his multimedia expansion and is now offering readers the chance via an online quiz, which I have to say suits the atmosphere of the book admirably. What do you mean, you haven’t...

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