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  • 23 2018 January

    Celebrating UK Comics Fandom – Get Fanscene Free!

    Last week we ran a story about the first UK Comic Convention, 50 years ago this August, as organised by ex-Nostalgia & Comics owner, Phil Clarke, and Steve Moore, in Birmingham 1968. This week it’s a...

  • 23 2018 January

    Awards: the Razzies nominees are out!

    We’re well into the swing of awards season, but there is one gong that most artists dread winning rather than covet, and that is the famous Golden Raspberries, or Razzies, given out for the most...

  • 23 2018 January

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2065

    2000AD Prog 2065 Preview – Out Weds 24th January...

  • 22 2018 January

    Competitions: win a fab trip to Iceland with The Shape of Water

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Shape of Water, from the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro, which hits UK cinemas on February 16th, and stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer....

  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

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New Harry Potter

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bloomsbury have revealed the cover (or two covers if you want to be pedantic, since there is the now-customary ‘adult’ cover as well) of the next Harry Potter novel, due for publication on 16th of July in the UK, although the main plot details of the boy (teenager?) wizard’s new story – the Half-Blood Prince...

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Underground Maus

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Artwork from Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel Maus is being displayed on the underground system in Budapest according to the Comics Reporter. Culture Minister Andras Bozoki stated that Spiegelman’s groundbreaking work was important because it raised serious questions. It’s great to see a graphic novel work being taken so seriously, both politically and...

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V for Vendetta

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comics Continuum reported that Warner Brothers held a large press conference to mark the commencement of film work on V for Vendetta. The film adaptation of one of the greatest of graphic novels (face it, it is one of the foundation stones of the genre) by one of our best writers, Alan Moore, is being...

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WHOdunnit?

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Apparently an episode of the brand-new Doctor Who series has been leaked onto the internet already, just a few weeks before transmission. The BBC say they don’t know ‘who’ was responsible, but we at FPI are putting our money squarely on the Master. And this seems as good a time as any to mention how...

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Manga Mania!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not content with our Hellblazer offer we’re also enticing your graphic novel pennies out of your pocket with our excellent offer on Manga in our stores:...

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Shiver me Timbers!

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just to show he is as excited by cool action figure collectables as he is a good X-Men title, my colleague Steve offers this rum and cutlass choice for you: Neca have done it again, with their popular REEL Toys series of Action Figures. The latest offerings are the Pirates of the Caribbean Series 1...

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The Stross Factor

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus magazine’s online edition (print edition available from your friendly, local, neighbourhood FPI store) has an interesting article by Russell Letson on British author Charles Stross. If you’ve not come across Charlie’s work have a look at this as a primer. Charlie’s UK debut novel, Singularity Sky is out now in paperback and the sequel,...

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New Book News

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Just found out via the news blog of the Alien Online that one of my favourite authors, Peter F Hamilton, has now handed in the finished manuscript to Judas Unchained, the sequel to the very fine Pandora’s Star (which is due in paperback this month). Running a little late, but since Peter has had a...

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Steve’s Comic Hot Picks

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, my esteemed colleague from Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh, Steve, presents you with his favourite comic picks for the week for your delictation, delight and pocket money. Joe Well, anyone unfortunate enough to have had the weather we’ve endured over the past few days if it was...

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Heavy Metal

March 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not the journal with the well-muscled heroes and heroines artwork but the musical variety. We’ve been hearing about a proper, hard-core metal band that features good, old-fashioned screaming guitars and pounding drums. Okay, when did we get musical, you may be asking? Well since we heard a rumour that the man pounding those skins...

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