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  • 23 2018 January

    Celebrating UK Comics Fandom – Get Fanscene Free!

    Last week we ran a story about the first UK Comic Convention, 50 years ago this August, as organised by ex-Nostalgia & Comics owner, Phil Clarke, and Steve Moore, in Birmingham 1968. This week it’s a...

  • 23 2018 January

    Awards: the Razzies nominees are out!

    We’re well into the swing of awards season, but there is one gong that most artists dread winning rather than covet, and that is the famous Golden Raspberries, or Razzies, given out for the most...

  • 23 2018 January

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2065

    2000AD Prog 2065 Preview – Out Weds 24th January...

  • 22 2018 January

    Competitions: win a fab trip to Iceland with The Shape of Water

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Shape of Water, from the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro, which hits UK cinemas on February 16th, and stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer....

  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

Of the many anniversaries this year, this one is something special. Back in 1968 the first ever UK comics convention took place in Birmingham on August 30th to September 2nd. Which means this year marks the 50th anniversary. That very first Comic Convention for the UK was organised by Phil Clarke, Steve Moore, and Kay Hawkins,...

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Coco, Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil The latest film from Disney Pixar brings us to Mexico where a young boy, whose family history is marred by a forefather leaving to pursue a music career, and therefore he is forbidden from...

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The 2000 AD Preview: Prog 2064

January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Out on Wednesday, the new 2000 AD, exploding onto the shelves of your local comic shop…...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #146

January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

And yes, there it is, the time of week once more where Richard and Joe bung up some news and links spotted over the last few days for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) round up: Mary Shelley’s iconic Frankenstein novel was first published two hundred years ago on January 1st, and the two hundredth...

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The 2000AD Preview: Prog 2063

January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Out today, the latest Prog from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic…...

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Reviews: Seventh Decimate

January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seventh Decimate, Stephen Donaldson, Gollancz “In With a Magic Bullet.” Stephen Donaldson, in his time as a writer, has created an impressive line in flawed, unlikeable bastards. Generally they are men, but a few honourable men-tions to the deranged women he has managed to engage our attention as readers with. They come in many forms...

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Is it that time already? Best of the year must mean it’s December. Heavens, where does the year go? Oh, hold on. What do you mean it’s January? Ooops. Ok then. So it’s time to put together my best of year lists. Except there’s a slight problem this year. I haven’t exactly been that involved...

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Reviews: It Don’t Come Easy…

January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

It Don’t Come Easy, Philippe Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Drawn & Quarterly I’ve loved the Angouleme-winning Dupuy and Berberian’s work for many years – I’ve even struggled through some of it in the original French (no mean feat given how rusty my French skills are) – and I’ve grown very, very fond of Monsieur Jean over...

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Angouleme 2018 – Counting down

January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s the New Year! And so everybody who’s even slightly interested in comics is either preparing to go to the French city of Angoulême for the 45th edition of the International Comics Festival, or finding bad reasons for not going. It will be four days of very intense international comickery, with exhibitions, publishers’ booths, small press...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #145

January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yes, it’s that time of the week – for the first time this year – where Richard and Joe gather up some interesting news and links spotted over the last few days and present them in a handy cut out and keep format that is Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): The eleventh Manga Jiman competition –...

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