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  • 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...

  • 19 2018 January

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

    It’s Friday, that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to take a little spin around whatever comics related news they’ve seen in the past week. ...

Reviews: welcome to the jungle – Jumanji

December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jumanji, Directed by Jake Kasdan, Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black A follow up film to the 1995 movie; this time the game has moved from the board game to what looks like an Atari Game system from the 1980s. Four gigh school students are transported into the world of Jumanji where...

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Paul Registar, a man who received a radioactive papercut as a child enabling him to become a superpowered librarian, drops us a line to let us know the 2018 Excelsior Awards shortlist is out. As regular readers will know, we love the Excelsiors, not just because they are aimed at younger readers, but because those...

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Normally we aim to run our occasional Director’s Commentary features (where we give over the space to the writers and artists to talk about their latest work in their own words, in whatever way they want to) around the publication point of a new graphic novel that we’re especially keen to read, and that we...

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Happy birthday, Arthur

December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today would have been the one hundredth birthday of one of the most influentual figures in science fiction, Sir Arthur C Clarke. Born on December 16th, 1917 in Minehead in Somerset, Arthur would grow to become a hug4ly influential figure, from his notions of using orbiting satellites to connect our global communications (then science fiction,...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #142

December 15, 2017 | 1 Comments

Yes, it’s the end of the week and that means time for our regular round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days with another Stuff & Possibly Nonsense: Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One delighted a pile of readers around the world (including me and most of my long running SF book...

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Reviews: who betrayed who? Judas #1

December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Judas #1, Jeff Loveness, Jakub Rebelka, Colin Bell, Boom Studios Performing my normal early-morning perusal of the new titles at the start of New Comic Book Day, this one jumped out at me, something a bit different from most of the other four colour delights on offer this week. Judas is a character I have...

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Hopper reduces to the max

December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Felipe H. Navarro has started a new webcomic in English. Hopper is the story of a painter called Edward Hopper (not that one) who likes travelling by trains and tells of his travels. Navarro calls the style he uses for this series of stories minimalist, and if you have read his previous work, you know...

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Directed by Rian Johnson, Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, OScar Isaacs FInally it arrives, the movie so many of us have been waiting for, the follow up to The Force Awakens brings us across the galaxy in a film where...

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Oh yes, another sign that Christmas is right around the corner… the annual 2000AD Christmas Special, 100 pages of thrill power available right now at your local comic shop. Under that rather tasty cover from Staz Johnson and Chris Blythe, we have eight tales for your Christmas delights. Highlights for me are the start of a...

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Reviews: The Curios of the Paper Moon

December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Curios of the Paper Moon, Kat Hall, One Little Apple Kat Hall’s charming fantasy The Curios of Paper Moon is available as a regularly updated webcomic, but I must confess I hadn’t come across it (more interesting webcomics out there than there is time to browse them all!), before chatting to her at the recent...

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