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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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Straczynski is an Icon

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

OK, most of us already know J M Straczynski has iconic status – what I meant to say is the Babylon 5 creator who has been garnering praise for his comic work with Marvel has announced he will be publishing under Marvel’s Icon imprint. First up is Dream Police, a project the Spider-Man writing Straczynski...

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Animated

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Animation genius Chuck Jones has an exhibition of his artwork on display until April 3rd at the Animation Art Gallery in London, marking the 65th anniversary of legendary entertainer and movie star Bugs Bunny (what do you mean he’s not real? How dare you! Bugs was one of my role models as a child). In...

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X marks the spot

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the few shows to combine genuine cult and mass audience appeal, the X-Files is making a welcome return to graphic novel territory. Checker have the first volume due out this month, picking up from where the old Topps comics left off their collection, with a mixture of original stories and some adaptations of...

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Owly

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of our top FPI buyer Isobel we bring you some cuddly goodness: Now – on a Cuteness scale of 1 to 10, how cute is this? Personally, I’d say this one goes up to 11. After the huge success of Owly Vol. 1 – The Way Home, Top Shelf has now decided to produce...

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Blankets

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

More awards news – soon we’ll need to start running awards for the awards – Craig Thompson has garnered yet more laurels for the critically-acclaimed and semi-autobiographical graphic novel Blankets. Following on from his other European success at Angouleme earlier this year (where Persepolis writer Marjane Satrapi was also honoured) he’s now been awarded Les...

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Hugos news

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominations process for the Hugo awards to be presented at the Worldcon this summer in Glasgow has now closed, with the official shortlist due to be released at Easter. The Worldcon organisers have announced that the Hugo ceremony MCs this year will be the writer, broadcaster and critic Kim Newman and the Arthur C...

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Joss Whedon

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The ultra-fab Joss Whedon has been back at the world of comics, this time in the esteemed company of some of his fellow writing team from Buffy and Angel. Dark Horse has collected together their Tales of the Vampires, a number of short stories linked together by having a captive vampire narrating them to school...

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Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is an intriguing insight into the creative process available to comics fans on the web at the moment. The far-too-incredibly-gifted Neil Gaiman mentioned on his journal that the equally gifted Michael Zulli who provided the gorgeous illustrations for the Wake chapters of the Sandman (among many other works) has tired of being asked to...

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Shaun of the Dead

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie magazine Empire has just held their annual awards as voted for by their readers. The totally excellent Shaun of the Dead – described as a Rom-Com-Zom flick – took the award for Best British movie. In related news IDW recently announced the publication of a four-issue mini-series of Shaun of the Dead. Chris...

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Déjà vu

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Debut writer Ian Hocking kindly got in touch with us recently to let us know about his first SF novel, Déjà Vu. Set in 2023 it follows David Proctor, a scientist on the run, blamed for bombing the ‘West Lothian Project’ years before. David doesn’t remember committing this atrocity, but it seems everyone else does....

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