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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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Inducted

May 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus, one of the standard bearers of the Brit SF community (new issue out now) reports that the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, part of the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington, USA has inducted several new members as of May 6th. Chesley Bonestell, one of the artists who shaped the visual look of much...

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Signing postponed

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sorry to report that the signing event in Belfast and Dublin FPI stores with David Palffy and Erica Durance reported here last week has been postponed for the moment. Needless to say we’ll bring you updated information as and when....

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Comics in Glasgow

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There’s an interesting article on the always-excellent Alien Online about one of my favourite indie comics creators, Sandra and John, who are the force behind the wonderful Metaphrog in Glasgow, home to the utterly gorgeous Louis books (I adore the Louis books, they’re beautiful, imaginative and delightful). They are involved in ROAR, which is an...

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Radio FPI FM

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, the crew of Edinburgh’s Forbidden Planet took to the air this morning; FM changed from Frequency Modulation to Force Majeure as my colleagues Lee and Kally talked Star Wars for BBC Radio Scotland’s Gary Robertson show. Lee especially is a huge Star Wars fan and is often to be seen coveting shiny new Lucasfilm...

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SF TV

May 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marvel’s comic-turned-movie-franchise Blade is to be adapted for televisions as an action-adventure series. Spike TV is to produce a 2-hour TV movie pilot for some time in early 2006. Their take on the character and the shows was summed up: “Blade is the unforgettable legend of an immortal warrior who battles a thriving underworld of...

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Harvey

May 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Not long after the Eisner Awards shortlist was announced it’s the turn of one of the other prestigious comic book awards nominations to be announced, the Harvey Awards. The Harveys – this year marks the 18th annual awards – are awarded in numerous categories to honour excellence in comics and are nominated by professionals working...

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SF history

May 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden reports in the Alien Online that the far-too-clever-and-gifted author Adam Roberts has turned in the manuscript for the Palgrave Critical History of SF to Macmillan Publishers (Palgrave being Macmillan’s academic imprint). According to the article the book will be comprehensive and feature information on modern-era material (in many media) and also many pre-19th...

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Black Widow

May 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Black Widow: an especially venomous spider, the female of which eats the male after mating; an Alice Cooper song featuring Vincent Price praising the same arachnid; a beautiful and deadly Russian superspy from the Marvel universe. Natasha Romanova, once a top Russian agent before moving to the West, is retired, trying to lose the...

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Star Wars TV

April 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

George Lucas has announced that the forthcoming Revenge of the Sith will not be the end of Star Wars. Making an almost unprecedented personal appearance at a Star Wars convention in Indianapolis, the check-shirted one told fans that there were plans afoot for two new television series, set in-between events occurring in Sith and the...

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Lee settles

April 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Stan The Man Lee, creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Fantastic Four… (list goes on for a ridiculous length – the man is just a Comic Icon) has settled his court case with Marvel over unpaid royalties due him, notably from the huge profits on the Spider-Man movies by Sam Raimi. Marvel decided not to pursue...

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