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  • 23 2018 July

    Reviews: the Beano 80 Years of Fun!

    The Beano: 80 Years of Fun Box Set, DC Thomson The Beano has now been in print for an astonishing eighty years. In the fickle world of comics and publishing, this is nothing short of...

  • 20 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 171

    Friday again? Well then it’s probably time for Richard and Joe have a little look see at all the comics news that they’ve noticed this week....

  • 19 2018 July

    Anne Charnock wins the Arthur C Clarke Award

    The thirty second Arthur C Clarke Award – the UK’s most presitgious celebration of written science fiction – took place in a ceremony in the famous Foyles bookstore in London last night, with Anne Charnock...

  • 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...

Horror at the Edinburgh Film Festival

July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last week or so I’ve been off at my annual movie pilgrimage at the world’s oldest continually running film fest, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and as always I had a healthy mix of all sorts of film – locally-made, documentary, foreign language, classic retrospective and a pretty interesting brace of horror movies...

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Support Small Press Day this weekend!!!

July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

This weekend, Saturday 7th of July, marks the third Small Press Day. Across the UK and Ireland small press and Indy comickers will be taking part in events to celebrate out vibrant small press culture, in conjunction with local comic stores and libraries, including several of our stores. It’s a terrific way to highlight new...

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The Weekly 2000AD – Previewing Prog 2088

July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest 2000 AD Prog hits the shelves of your local comic shop Wednesday 4th July. Time for a little look inside…...

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Joe reported from the Edinburgh International Film Festival screening of The Secret of Marrowbone (see here), but with our resident movie fiend Garth equally as excited by this film, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to have a second take: The Secret of Marrowbone, Directed by Sergio G Sánchez, Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton,...

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The Weekly 2000AD Preview – Prog

June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Out this week – 27th June, all behind that Brendan McCarthy cover where Deadworld, just for one moment, gets that little brighter!...

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Reviews: the Secret of Marrowbone

June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Secret of Marrowbone, Directed by Sergio G Sánchez, Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison My first movie at the world’s longest continually running film festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and it is one I have been eagerly anticipating, arriving with some good word of mouth. It...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #169

June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday, so it must be time for Richard and Joe to round up the comic news from the week;...

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Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked about Serge Baeken’s Sugar earlier, which was just translated by Soaring Penguin. It is a wonderful ode to the life...

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Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

(Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team, writers, artists, colourists, letterers… are all female creators. Shocking really to think it’s taken so long, but also good for...

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Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other comics from his stall. Now with a handsome paperback volume collecting the series I figured it was time for me...

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