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  • 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...

  • 17 2018 July

    Reviews: Escaping Wars and Waves

    Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees, Olivier Kugler, Myriad Editions / New Internationalist “The children are nervous… When they hear any noise, even if you only knock at the door, they can get...

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Media – confirmations and possibilities

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

SciFi Channel has confirmed a third season for the revamped (and quite excellent I think) Battlestar Galactica series. Last year saw an unusual event where we poor souls in the UK got to see the series well ahead of the US audiences. Alas this year things have reverted to type with US SciFi showing season...

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Ultimate Lost

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

The leaked story that has been doing the rounds on the web comic forums and news spots like the Beat and Newsrama has been confirmed in USA Today with an article reporting that Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit series Lost has signed up to marvel. He is scripting Ultimate Wolverine Versus Hulk, a six...

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Rebellion

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our good chums over at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have been kind enough to supply us with Rebellion’s latest release schedule. It’s fuller than the League of Fatties’ meeting room on chocolate cake night, replete with the finest tales from 2000 AD comic and we have some excellent graphic novels for you going right up...

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Swimini Purpose

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

What do such diverse tales such as Reboot and Rogan Gosh have in common with MTV videos, pop art, some cool 2000AD covers and the new Mad Max movie? The answer is one of the top Brit artists (in a number of fields, both in comics and without) Brendan McCarthy. With Peter Milligan he co-created...

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SF Junkie

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I guess that’s a phrase that applies to a lot of us here. Richard Hawkins proudly admits to it; in fact he has gone as far as creating a new SF website, SciFi UK.com especially for the SF junkies among us (we’re not junkies, we could give it up any time we wanted, honest… It’s...

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Nova Scotia interview

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, I know we’ve been mentioning the Scottish SF anthology Nova Scotia a lot here, but, hey, it’s a damned fine anthology (see how this piece fits seamlessly with yesterday’s blog on graphic novel anthologies?!) of new and established writers, we love it, we chose it for the book picks in our very first FPI...

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New Anthology

September 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve seen some interesting collections recently on the comics anthology front. The big publishers such as DC have offered readers a chance to sample their imprints with the likes of the Vertigo First Taste collection while the good folks over at Fantagraphics have brought us diverse mixtures of old and new artists and writers with...

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Underworld

September 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The IDW graphic novels for December are now live on the Pre-orders section. Among them is an adaptation of the forthcoming movie Underworld Evolution, a sequel to the Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy vampire film, Underworld. I enjoyed the original in a basic way but considered it to be very much style over substance –...

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Bookcrossing in Edinburgh – the inside skinny

September 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh writer Deborah J Miller, author (under the name Miller Lau) of the excellent Last Clansman series (partly set in Edinburgh) celebrated the publication of her first novel with Tor Macmillan by going round the city recently and leaving copies of Swarmthief’s Dance (one of the SF book picks in the first issue of...

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Comic Industry Hurricane Relief

September 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Michael Avon Oeming is the latest in a line of generous-hearted folk from the comics industry to step up and try to do something to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Speaking on the Pulse Michael explained what artwork he was donating: “One is the POWERS #1 COVER, drawn in 1998. This is the first...

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