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  • 03 2018 August

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #173

    It’s Friday and that means time for another round up of news and links spotted over the last few days as Richard and Joe bring you Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): D’oh! Simpsons Comics to end...

  • 31 2018 July

    Alex’s audio round up

    It’s time for the man with the roving microphone, Alex Fitch, to update us on the latest episode of his excellent Panel Borders podcast; as ever for more details and to check out a pile...

  • 30 2018 July

    Reviews: 2036 Origin Unknown

    2036 Origin Unknown, Directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Starring Katee Sackhoff, Ray Fearon, Julie Cox, Steven Cree Mackenzie “Mack” Wilson (Katee Sackhoff) is one of the last of a dying breed – what used to...

  • 27 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #172

    It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to update you with some news and links spotted over the last few days with another Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense)! Shazam! Trailer drops The...

  • 26 2018 July

    FP Wolverhampton is having a birthday party!

    Forbidden Planet International in Wolverhampton is turning twenty! And they are celebrating with an anniversary party on August 4th: “To celebrate the Wolverhampton shop’s 20th anniversary, we will be having a party in the store. Bring...

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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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Radio blog

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Your humble blogger will be making a brief appearance on BBC Radio Five this Sunday to talk about blogging for business and pleasure. The piece is called the Five Live Report by by Saira Khan and is part of the Julian Worricker show. The programme goes out at 10.30am on 5 Live 909 / 693...

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Dusk

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Lebbon and his publishers at Bantam (US) very kindly sent me an advance copy of his new fantasy novel, Dusk, which is due in January. Tim is a respected British author but like some other writers here, such as Willie Meikle, has had better luck with the US publishing industry....

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Marvel’s Carnivale

September 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, the House of Ideas isn’t going to Rio. But Marvel has just announced that Daniel Knauf, the creator of the disturbingly fascinating Carnivale series has become the latest TV writer to be signed up; Knauf will be writing six issues of Iron Man in 2006 for Marvel. He was quoted on Marvel’s site: “What...

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