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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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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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We3

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve been waiting for this collection to come out – We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. It has been, to coin a phrase, eagerly anticipated – not just by our readers but by a fair number of the FPI staff as well, myself among them. Imagine one of those old Disney ‘incredible journey’ type...

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Free booklet

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

This weekend FPI are giving away a 16 page, colour-illustrated booklet on graphic novels. It has suggestions for those new to the genre, those returning after a few years of absence and for the old hands too. Like our new website it ranges across a diverse number of tales, from the grim and gritty like...

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Graphic Novels A-Go-Go!

May 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

For weeks the FPI online crew have been labouring in our secret underground lair, working on a whole, shiny, new Graphic Novels site. Since we have a huge amount of graphic novels on our lists, you can appreciate it is no small job to get them all into our new site, but we think you...

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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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