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  • 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...

  • 23 2018 May

    Small Press Day is coming!

    Small Press Day returns to numerous locations throughtout the UK and Ireland on Saturday 7th of July. We’ve had a blast at previous events, celebrating some great local Indy comickers, and again some of our...

  • 22 2018 May

    FP Hanley relaunch this weekend!

    Stoke area peeps, our store in Hanley has been undergoing a refit and upgrade, and will be having a relaunch to celebrate their new, improved swankiness this weekend, with special offers and prizes and other...

  • 22 2018 May

    Reviews: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – Solo

    Solo: A Star Wars Story, Directed by Ron Howard, Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany It’s the origin story from the Galaxy far, far...

  • 21 2018 May

    Competitions: win some chilling viewing with Insidious the Last Key

    The latest entry in James Wan and Oren Peli’s delightfully creepy Insidious series of horror movies, The Last Key, arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, so you can scare your pants off in the...

In memoriam William Vance

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Monday, May 14th, Dargaud publishing director Yves Schlirf announced on Twitter that William Vance had died, “that old lion”. Vance, born William Van Cutsem in 1935 was a celebrated Belgian comics artist, and was internationally probably best known for the series XIII that he created together with Jean Van Hamme and which still counts...

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Deadpool 2, Directed by David Leitch Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, TJ Miller The sequel to Deadpool sees our hero facing a tragedy that will change his life. Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, is still a mercenary, but seemingly going after only the bad boys of the world, and still...

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Autonomous, Annalee Newitz, Orbit Books (cover design by Will Staehl) I’m sure many of you are familiar with Annelee Newitz’s name, being the co-founder of the major SF site IO9 among many other hats she wears. To that hatstand we can now add science fiction novelist with this, her debut from Orbit Books. An oh...

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The Weekly 2000AD: Previewing Prog 2081

May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest 2000AD Prog hits the shelves of your favourite UK comic shop on the 16th May. Featuring a great done in one Dredd and two new tales. Here’s the skinny on what’s inside…...

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The Monthly Megazine Preview… Meg 396

May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been too long since my last confession Megazine Preview. Apologies! But I’m back with Megazine 396, full of some absolutely great 2000AD strips and on the shelves on 16th May. Highlights have to be the finale of not just the latest Dredd Movieverse storyline, but the end of the Dredd Movieverse comics full stop. Arthur Wyatt, Alex...

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Deadpool 2 hits cinemas later this week, so here’s wee reminder that we have a competition running to win some collectable Deadpool 2 swag, and there’s still time for you to enter and try your luck! We loved the Deadpool movie – much as we are adoring the wave of superhero flicks that are ruling...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 163

May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday, which means it’s a fine time to settle down and let Richard and Joe to give you the rundown on the whole comics news from last week…...

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Reviews: Anon

May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Anon, Directed by Andrew Niccol, Starring Clive Owen, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen, Amanda Seyfried, Rachael Roberts, Jeffrey Men A science fiction tale set in a world where we get real time information on people and places just by looking at them. When a detective sees a girl walking down the street and yet has no...

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Live from Norway

May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mac Ask and Andreas Håndlykken are two cartoonists and illustrators operating from Oslo, Norway. On their website Strekinstinkt they create the science fiction series Loop, both in Norwegian and in English. They also have a humour series, 4AM, chronicling the adventures of a creative couple trying to make it as musicians. And if you know...

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Erlangen Beckons

May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The International Comic Salon of Erlangen, the most prestigious comics festival of the German language, will take place this year from May 31st until June 3rd. And even though the beating heart of the festival is a fair with no less than 200 publishers and more than 500 creators, it also presents a number of...

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