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  • 26 2018 April

    Short but sweet

    If you didn’t see Thor: Ragnarok in the cinema in the Netherlands, you probably missed out on a sweet little extra that was only shown there. Kort maar Krachtig (Short but Sweet) is a high octane...

  • 26 2018 April

    Reviews: the Avengers assemble for Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War, Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Starring Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch,...

  • 25 2018 April

    Director’s Commentary: David Ziggy Greene talks Times Like These

    We’ve been big fans of David Ziggy Greene‘s work for a few years on the blog. His regular Scene & Heard strip in stalwart thorn in the establishment side journal Private Eye takes elements of...

  • 24 2018 April

    The City and the City

    I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

  • 24 2018 April

    Comics – More details for this year’s ELCAF announced

    We’ve already posted that this year’s ELCAF – the East London Comic Art Festival – will take place across the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June this summer, but now Nobrow’s Angela has been in...

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Honourable mention

May 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Jim points out with pleasure that the Glasgow branch of Forbidden Planet International was singled out in a recent entry in the Basement Tapes over at the well-respected Comic Book Resources site. Matt Fraction and Joe Casey are discussing the recent Bristol comics expo and the UK scene when Casey informs his readers...

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Moore bails from DC

May 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic Book Resources has reported that Alan Moore, one of our most venerated of comics writers, has finally severed his connection with DC and will be taking later League of Extraordinary Gentlemen elsewhere. Moore has been working at arms length from DC for some time now, being somewhat unhappy, but he has now felt moved...

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SF Shorts

May 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, I’m not talking about a new range of garments that FPI are selling for the fashion-conscious SF person for the summer. Shorts, as in short fiction. The organiser of Interaction, the Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August have created a series of links on the Hugo nominations page. In the case of the...

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Comic violence

May 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have been in the rather flash environs of the Cannes Film Festival, along with many of the cast members of Sin City. Miller has reportedly been drawn into the old chestnut about violent imagery – in comics and films especially – leading to real-life violence. He pointed out that violence...

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Who’s in the shop?

May 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

When asked what they did at work the other day some of our staff could honestly reply they were constructing a Tardis. No, it’s not that we so love all things SF that we spend our time in-between lovingly arranging our comics, books and goodies contructing time and space machines – although if we could...

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Bone

May 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Telltale Games have just set up a website for a game based on the cult-favourite comic character Bone. Not a huge amount of details yet, but given the following Bone has built over the volumes and years I’m sure there will be a lot of interest – as ever, more when we get it....

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Ambergris

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I received a communication from the Ambergris Tourist Association recently, promoting that cruel and beautiful city. Well, actually it was an email from Jeff VanderMeer, but it comes to much the same thing since he’s sponsored by the Ambergris Merchant’s Guild. It’s an extremely fine animation for Ambergris, the City of Saints and Madmen –...

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Miéville wins Clarke

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

China Miéville has won this year’s prestigious Arthur C Clarke award in a ceremony in London on May 11th. The Iron Council sees a return to Miéville’s astonishingly well-realised New Crobuzon beat. Never one to shy away from adult topics – he’s happily sunk his teeth into social equality issues, homophobia, poverty and even inter-species...

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Batman auction

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Rare Book News reports that the world’s biggest Batman sale is to take place. It contains the lifetime collection of Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, writer and fan, who sadly passed away at the far-too-young age of 27. He stipulated that this immense and varied collection was only to be sold intact, not broken up into individual...

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Movie debut at Worldcon

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Worldcon organisers have just issued an excititing bit of news in their latest press release: the UK debut of Howl’s Moving Castle will be held at Interaction, the 63rd Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August (the UK release isn’t until a month later). The movie follows a young girl cursed to look like...

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