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  • 25 2017 July

    Reviews: 80s cult scifi Dreamscape returns

    Dreamscape, Directed by Joseph Ruben, Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw Coming to Blu-Ray at the end of July and nicely restored to make the most of the new hi-res technology...

  • 21 2017 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #121

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when Richard and Joe bring you a quick round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days Very sad to hear of the passing...

  • 20 2017 July

    Reviews: Generation Gone

    Generation Gone #1, Aleš Kot, André Lima Araújo, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new series from Image. Over the last two or three years in particular Image has...

  • 19 2017 July

    Reviews: Parisian Noir – Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge

    Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge, Leo Malet, Jacques Tardi, Translated by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics I absolutely love the work of Jacques Tardi, from his hard-boiled crime tales (see here and here) to fantastical Jules Verne-esque yarns like...

  • 18 2017 July

    From our Continental Correspondent – the Dalton Beatles

    It may require some knowledge about both classic European comics and the history of the Beatles alike, but I for one have not laughed as hard with a cartoon recently as I did with this...

Small Press Day in Glasgow

July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saturday 8th was the second Small Press Day at venues around the UK and Ireland, a chance to celebrate our incredibly diverse and vibrant small press comics and ‘zines creators. Forbidden Planet Glasgow had organised a bash again, and this time it was being held in collaboration with the city’s landmark Kelvingrove Art Gallery and...

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Enrico Marini takes on Batman

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On his Facebook page, Italian cartoonist Enrico Marini announced last week that he is working an original Batman story, which will be published in two volumes on in November 2017 and Spring 2018 respectively. Marini is probably best known for sprawling historical comics series, like his Aigles De Rome, or Le Scorpion, which he created...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #119

July 7, 2017 | 1 Comments

Time yet again for our weekly quick-hit round up of news and links we noticed over the last week or so: The California College of the Arts has posted up a whole pile of videos from the recent The Queers and Comics conference, running to several hours across a number of videos. Here’s the Day...

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The Farthest, Directed by Emer Reynolds Another of my slate of screenings at the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival was this gem of a science documentary from Irish director Emer Reynolds, on one of the greatest feats of exploration – the Voyager missions. I’ve been a space geek for as long as I’ve been a...

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Reviews: Sacred Creatures #1

July 6, 2017 | 1 Comments

Sacred Creatures #1, Pablo Raimondi, Klaus Janson, Image Comics Kicking off its run with a double-sized issue, Raimondi and Janson’s Sacred Creatures is an intriguing beast (all the more so for making this first issue longer – good call). Opening with what looks at first like some sort of executive meeting in a towering block...

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Yuki-onna / Snow Woman, Directed by Kiki Sugino, Starring Kiki Sugino , Munetaka Aoki, Mayu Yamaguchi Another of the films I caught during the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival was Kiki Sugino’s hauntingly beautiful film from Japan, Snow Woman. Drawing on an ancient folkloric tradition of the Yuki-onna, a spirit, almost ghostly being who, like the vampire, has had...

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Alex’s audio round up

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time for the man with the wandering microphone, Alex Fitch, to fill us in on details of his latest show; as ever for more details and to access a pile of archived shows in podcast form, visit the Panel Borders site: Panel Borders: The Inking Woman, broadcast on Resonance FM 5.30pm on Wednesday 5th July,...

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Doom Patrol Volume 1: Brick by Brick, Gerard Way, Nick Derington, DC Comics/Young Animal Since the 1960s, the Doom Patrol has entertained readers with some of the weirdest and most distinctive characters in comic book history. For years, the series has featured a variety of established creators within the industry, and they have all left...

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Reviews: Spider-Man – Homecoming

July 4, 2017 | 1 Comments

Spider-Man: Homecoming, Directed by Jon Watts, Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya The relaunch of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Webslinger in his own series of films catches us up with Peter Parker after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Now Peter is trying to cope with normal life after working...

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The next instalment in the terrific re-imagining of the iconic Planet of the Apes series is due in cinemas very soon, the brilliant Andy Serkis returning once more, with War for the Planet of the Apes hitting UK cinemas in 2d and 3D on July 11th, and looking pretty damned good too. From the description: “In...

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