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  • 17 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #138

    Another of Joe and Richard’s Friday round-ups. All the comics news we’ve seen this past week…....

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: heroes assemble – Justice League

    Justice League, Directed by Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon, Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielson, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds It’s superhero team-up action time,...

  • 16 2017 November

    Reviews: ra ra Rasputin – Mignola ressurects the mad monk

    Rasputin: the Voice of the Dragon #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Christopher Mitten, Dave Sewart, Dark Horse Comics Another New Comic Book Day arrives and with it not one but two new comics from the...

  • 15 2017 November

    The grand Bryan Talbot Grandville exhibition

    Byan Talbot’s Grandville Exhibition, Orbital Comics London Opened 6th of November, running until the 5th December I took the opportunity to visit the Grandville Art Exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, and was very impressed...

  • 14 2017 November

    Reviews: Places in the Darkness

    Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #135

October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday once more, and that means time for our weekly, quick-hit round up of news and links we spotted over the last few days: One of our favourite creative teams, Metaphrog, have a cool-sounding event coming up soon: The Dark Side of Fairy Tales Exhibition at the Glad Cafe on Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow on...

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Magritte: This is not a Biography, Vincent Zabus, Thomas Campi, SelfMadeHero SelfMadeHero’s exellent Art Masters series continues with this look at one of the great kings of Surrealism, Rene Magritte, and appropriately enough this does not take the regular biographical format. Which is, I think, quite the correct approach – an artist with a body...

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Smurfs on a plane!

October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

For a few years now, Belgian air service provider Brussels Airlines has honored iconic Belgian images with an unique airplane design. In the past, the works of surrealist painter René Magritte have graced one of BA’s A320s, while another one was turned into the flying equivalent of Tintin’s shark submarine from Red Rackham’s Treasure. This...

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Reviews: Ann Leckie returns with Provenance

October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Provenance, Ann Leckie, Orbit Books Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice seemed to come out of nowhere and conquered all before it, scooping the Arthur C Clarke, the Hugo and the Nebula awards among others, and for my own part it (and the following two books in her Radch trilogy) made my annual Best of the Year...

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Volume 2, M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Al Davison, George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Meghan Hetrick SelfMadeHero Autumn winds blow, shaking the remaining leaves off the trees, the temperature drops, and the nights stretch out towards the direction of winter, darkness falling earlier every night – the ideal...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #134

October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

And yes, it is again Friday and that means time for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: It’s thirty years since Arnie’s special ops soldier Dutch battled the Predator, along the way launching a cult sci-fi franchise that has become hugely popular,...

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Thor: Ragnarok, Directed by Taika Waititi, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo Thor returns for his third solo adventure. As Surtur is planning the end of Asgard, known as Ragnarok, Thor finds out that Loki has replaced Odin on the throne of Asgard. The...

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Competitions: Win tickets to MCM London!!!

October 19, 2017 | 1 Comments

The huge MCM London bash is coming up on 27th-29th of October, and we will have our usual stand there, where colelagues tell me we will also be selling some very special, exclusive items in addition to a large range of desirable items, from Funko Pops to Star Wars VIII merch (do also grab the MCM...

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New music comics from the continent

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally great passion and commitment. Sempre Libera is the new book by Italian up-and-coming cartoonist Lorena Natarella, about the life and...

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Willard, Directed by Daniel Mann, Ben, Directed by Phil Karlson Starring Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O’Connell, Ernest Borgnine The Rats are coming for you as the 1970s and Bill Crosby Productions bring two Rat Attack movies to your Blu-Ray collections, courtesy of Second Sight. First off is Willard, the troubled young...

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