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  • 24 2017 February

    Reviews: “there can be only one” – Highlander, the American Dream #1

    Highlander: the American Dream #1, Brian Ruckley, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, IDW Publishing (cover artwork by Francesco Francavilla) I’m a big fan of Brian Ruckley’s fantasy novels, and I enjoyed his first foray into comics...

  • 24 2017 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #100

    It’s that time of week once more, and here’s our quick-hit round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: Stephen Waller had me giggling away with his take on those...

  • 23 2017 February

    2000 AD : 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival

    11th February 2017, Novatel Hammersmith This was an incredible convention. The atmosphere was fantastic and vibrant, everyone was so excited, and the only complaint was deciding what to do as there were important choices to...

  • 23 2017 February

    Reviews: The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed, a Hellboy tale

    The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paul Grist, Bill Crabtree, Dark Horse Although Mignola finally wrapped up his main Hellboy story arc a while back there is still a...

  • 23 2017 February

    Reviews: A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness, Directed by Gore Verbinski, Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie, Ivo Nandi, Adrian Schiller Gore Verbinski brings a chilling tale of what really happens at spa and health...

The Cartoon Museum have secured their position as the premier venue in London and indeed Britain for comic art exhibitions. No one is currently coming near in reflecting this hugely popular form of art, or according it the recognition not only that it deserves, but that people want to see. I arrive on a cold...

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A while back Neill Cameron, he of Mega Robo Bros, Lost Girl and many more comics, most of them for children, got in touch to tell me about a new project of his: comicsclub.blog, which he described as … “a site dedicated to providing ideas and resources to comics clubs around the country, and to anyone...

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Reviews: the Cats That Stared and Video Games

February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cats That Stared, Claire Hubbard I picked up a pile of small press comics at the first Edinburgh Comics Art Festival (there’s a report and some pics on the fest here), but various things got in the way of reviewing some of my haul (our annual guest Best Of series, Christmas, the look forward...

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To watch: Terry Pratchett – Back In Black

February 13, 2017 | 1 Comments

I just watched the BBC drama doc “Terry Pratchett – Back In Black“. And I appear to have something in my eye that’s making writing this rather tough. But although the something in my eye is bothering me, there’s still a delightful smile all over my face, and an anger I want to share. As...

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Hidden Folks out on February 15

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch illustrator Sylvain Tegroeg and game designer Adriaan De Jongh have announced that their long-awaited independent game, Hidden Folks, will be published on February 15th, on iOS, Steam, and Apple TV. Hidden Folks is a Where’s Wally type game, that challenges you to find some cleverly hidden characters in large, insanely detailed pictures in black and white...

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The 2000AD Preview: Prog 2018

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here you go, latest 2000AD, Prog 2018, out 21st February… Judge Dredd: Deep In The Heart by Michael Carroll and Henry Flint Sinister Dexter: One Hit Wonder by Dan Abnett and Steve Yeowell Kingdom by Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher The Order: Wrym War by Kek W and John Burns Kingdom: As It Is In...

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Reviews: the invention of a star – Haddon Hall

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie, Nejib, SelfMadeHero “It was the end of the Swinging Sixties. That day, like so many others, the London sky was sad, like a cold cup of tea. The nasty rain rattled tediously at my windowpane. I was waiting for my new tenants to show up and inhabit me.” It’s...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #98

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of week once more for our quick-hit news and links round up of items we’ve noticed over the last few days:...

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Reviews: 13 Minutes

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

13 Minutes, Sara Pinborough, Gollancz Although Sarah Pinborough has written plenty of genre novels, 13 Minutes is more of a pure crime thriller. It’s the story of a teenage girl who was pulled from an icy river early one morning with no recollection of the previous twenty four hours. The thirteen minutes of the title...

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The 2000AD Preview: Prog 2017

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Out this week…. Judge Dredd: Deep In The Heart by Michael Carroll and Henry Flint Kingmaker by Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher The Order: Wyrm War by Kek-W and John Burns Future Shocks: Donations Welcome by Rory McConville and Steven Austin Kingdom: As It Is In Heaven by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson...

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