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  • 25 2018 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #165

    It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to bring you more news and links spotted over the last few days in our regular Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Stan Sakai Honoured The...

  • 24 2018 May

    Shortlist announced for Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition

    We’ve seen some quite excellent graphic novels coming from British Indy publisher Myriad Editions over the last few years. As well as publishing quite a diverse range of graphic novels (among their wider range of...

  • 24 2018 May

    Reviews: Witchfinder returns with The Gates of Heaven

    Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder: the Gates of Heaven, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, D’Israeli, Clem Robins, Michelle Madsen, Dark Horse Comics It’s always a pleasure to have any new Mike Mignola works to read, and in...

  • 24 2018 May

    New Brecht Evens for September

    The most colourful of current Flemish cartoonists (in all meanings of the word), Brecht Evens, has announced the publication of his next graphic novel, The City Of Belgium for the end of 2018, with an...

  • 23 2018 May

    Reviews: The Grey Bastards

    The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

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She’s a wonder, Wonder Woman

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, go on, sing the rest of it and give a little twirl, get it out of your systems (folk too young to recall the old Wonder Woman show will be utterly lost here). Rumours have been circulating in the comics press over the last few days that Buffy, Angel and Firefly creator Joss Whedon...

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The Original Dave Gibbons

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sandy Auden has a great chat with the great Dave Gibbons (forever legendary as one half of the creative team of the Watchmen not to mention all his other work) over on the Alien Online, discussing his solo project (writing and drawing), the Originals, which involves Mods, scooters and other influences on a younger Mr...

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Award-winning books

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s been hard to miss me enthusing about this year’s bumper crop of nominations in this year’s Arthur C Clarke and BSFA awards. We have all of the nominees listed on our webstore and you can check out mini-reviews of each title there. And for those of you who still like to pick up a...

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Darth Tater

March 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Playskool have launched one of the more unusual – not to mention fun – items of Star Wars merchandise ahead of Revenge of the Sith: Darth Tater. What the smeg is a Darth Tater, some will wonder? Well, imagine Mr Potato Head. Now imagine Mr Potato Head had a son who was strong with the...

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About Time

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve just got in some rather spiffing new Doctor Who titles from the wonderfully-monikered Mad Norwegian Press. They have a growing range of factual companions entitled About Time which go into the long-running series in great detail and are co-authored by Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles (who was behind the unofficial Buffy companion Dusted, which...

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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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