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  • 22 2018 May

    FP Hanley relaunch this weekend!

    Stoke area peeps, our store in Hanley has been undergoing a refit and upgrade, and will be having a relaunch to celebrate their new, improved swankiness this weekend, with special offers and prizes and other...

  • 22 2018 May

    Reviews: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – Solo

    Solo: A Star Wars Story, Directed by Ron Howard, Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany It’s the origin story from the Galaxy far, far...

  • 21 2018 May

    Competitions: win some chilling viewing with Insidious the Last Key

    The latest entry in James Wan and Oren Peli’s delightfully creepy Insidious series of horror movies, The Last Key, arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, so you can scare your pants off in the...

  • 21 2018 May

    The Weekly 2000AD: Previewing Prog 2082

    Hitting the shelves of your local comic shop on Weds 23rd May, the latest Prog, packed with thrill-power! And all behind a bloody gorgeous cover by Jimmy Broxton…...

  • 18 2018 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 164

    It’s Friday, time to get ready for the weekend and settle down for a taste of this week’s comics news, as seen by Joe and Richard. Enjoy the latest Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) …...

Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) 162

May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

And once more it’s that time of the week for Richard and Joe to bring you our regular quick-hit round up of news and links spotted over the last few days with the weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Homemade Hulkbuster Check out this video by Colin Furze documenting his ongoing build process designing and putting...

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Ete is back for a second season

May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last year, the European media conglomerate Arte presented Eté, a long-form story strip by Thomas Cadène, Joseph Safieddine, and Erwann Surcouf that ran exclusively on Instagram. In daily installments, it told the very up-to-the-minute story of Olivia and Abel, two millennial lovers who give each other one summer of total freedom to experience everything on...

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I’ve really enjoyed Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien series from Dark Horse, introducing us to the delightful, warm character of “Harry”, an alien stranded on Earth, waiting for rescue, using his mental abilities to make himself appear to humans as an ordinary person, biding his time by taking on the persona of a...

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Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist

May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again (yes, already), as the Arthur C Clarke Awards, the UK’s most prestigious prize for literary science fiction, announces their annual shortlist. The contenders who make the shortlist for the Clarkes are always interesting, and this year is no exception, with the final six nominees selected from an entry of...

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Alex’s audio round up

May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time once more for Alex Fitch to bring us up to speed on what’s in his latest Panel Borders show. As ever, for more details and links to a bunch of previous shows in podcast form, check out the Panel Borders site: Panel Borders: Unbound Publications, 5.30pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018 on Resonance FM,...

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Reviews: The Defiant Heir

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defiant Heir, Melissa Caruso, Orbit Books A quick note before the review: Our resident fantasy book fiend Misti was planning to review this one, but it wasn’t to her taste. Luckily for us though, it was very much to the taste of Misti’s sister, Holli Hamilton, and Holli has been kind enough to supply...

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The Weekly 2000AD: Previewing Prog 2079

April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Time to take a looksee at the latest Thrills going on over in 2000AD. Prog 2079, out 2nd May, features the phenomenal return of Mike McMahon on cover duties… now that’s a bloody cool Dredd right there!...

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The Prisoner, Peter Milligan, Colin Lorimer, Joana Lafluente, Simon Bowland, Titan Comics Patrick McGoohan’s mind-twisting The Prisoner is pretty much the definition of cult television, a show that was as fascinating and perplexing as it could be confusing and exasperating (and yet always compelling to watch). There’s nothing quite like it (we shall ignore the...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #161

April 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

And once more it is Friday and that means time for Richard and Joe’s round up of links and news spotted over the last few days – yep, it’s time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense):...

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Short but sweet

April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you didn’t see Thor: Ragnarok in the cinema in the Netherlands, you probably missed out on a sweet little extra that was only shown there. Kort maar Krachtig (Short but Sweet) is a high octane take on all the cliché and tropes of the fantasy adventure genre, with a sword in a stone, a wizard,...

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