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  • 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...

  • 13 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #170

    And once more it is that time of week when Richard and Joe offer up links and news spotted over the last few days with Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Steve Ditko, RIP Very sad news...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: She Could Fly

    She Could Fly #1, Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, Clem Robins, Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics “You know, in the air I bet the thoughts are gone and you can be free.” Luna...

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No Present Like Time

April 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the excellent new authors to appear on the UK scene recently is Steph Swainston, who garnered rave reviews and an award for her vibrant and unusual fantasy debut last year, The Year of Our War. Steph is also one of the hot SF picks for our new catalogue this month for both the...

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Anna’s new comics picks

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Anna in the Glasgow FPI is recommending a couple of intersting new comics which she has just added to our pre-order webstore catalogue. The first is one we’ve already mentioned recently here, Joss Whedon’s Serenity adaptation coming before the movie version of the cancelled show, but Anna has a lot more detail for us and...

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Who’s he?

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Beeb has confirmed the rumours of the last couple of week concerning the rather hasty replacement required for Chris Eccleston’s new Doctor – David Tennant will be the next actor to take on the mantle of the country’s favourite Time Lord. The Scottish actor (who comes from West Lothian, not far from where I’m...

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Humanoids

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

You may recall that I was singing the virtues of the frankly excellent Humanoids imprint recently – translations for some of the finest of European graphic novels by America’s DC Comics. Alas, new reached the comics community this week that DC is to cease publishing the Humanoids range after the July releases this summer. The...

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VanderMeer

April 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had a nice email from Jeff Vandermeer the other day – his utterly excellent collection City of Saints and Madmen is one of my book picks in our new FPI catalogue and I have to apologise for putting in the wrong page count; the book actually weighs in at a hefty 700 pages, not...

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Strangehaven anniversary

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, hard to believe but this year marks the tenth anniversary of Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven. I was first put onto Strangehaven by a good friend and was hooked right away. Strange goings-on in what looks like a peaceful, picture-postcard, rural English village – Strangehaven manages to combine elements of the Prisoner, Hammer House of...

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New catalogue

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, folks, contain your excitement as the brand new quarterly catalogue arrives in the Forbidden Planet International stores! We have a stonking selection of new goodies for your delectation and delight. Okay, obviously I am a little bit biased, but really we do! Some of my colleagues were over at the recent toy fairs in...

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Niven and Pournelle honoured

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF giants and long-time collaborators Larry Niven and Doctor Jerry Pournelle have been honoured by the Heinlein Society. The panel has decided to award the pair the Robert A Heinlein Award “for outstanding published work in hard science fiction or technical writings inspiring the human exploration of space”. This third Heinlein award featured luminaries such...

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Albion

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hands up if you remember the Steel Claw? Robot Archie? The Spider? Unlike their American cousins, British comics only rarely featured full-on DC or Marvel-style superheroes. In fact when 2000 AD burst into the scene back in the 70s it proudly proclaimed we could forget about superheroes because it had the hyperheroes. And back in...

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Who’s in Edinburgh?

April 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Doctor Who Group will be presenting An Afternoon With Bernard Horsfall, star of numerous acting appearances including several Doctor Who roles (The Mind Robber, Planet of the Daleks, The War Games and the Deadly Assassin). Details of the next guest event will be revealed at the Bernard event on Sunday 17th April, from...

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