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  • 23 2018 February

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #152

    It’s Friday, it’s the start of the weekend, so settle back as Joe and Richard round-up the best of this week’s comics and SF news. Yes, it’s Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) time again…...

  • 22 2018 February

    Reviews: exotica and espionage in Mata Hari #1

    Mata Hari #1, Emma Beeby, Ariela Kristantina, Pat Masioni, Berger Books / Dark Horse “A harlot? Yes, but a traitor, never!” Margaretha Geertruida Zell-MacLeod, better known to history as Mata Hari. Well before the new...

  • 22 2018 February

    ComicsFlix and ComicScene… new website, new UK comics mag, and extra Pat Mills!

    Always good to be able to tell you about more UK comics websites, but with ComicsFlix and ComicScene UK, it’s a double cause for celebration as it’s a new UK news site for comics PLUS...

  • 22 2018 February

    Reviews: a Forbidding Planet – One Way

    One Way, SJ Morden, Gollancz A group of convicts, all facing life sentences, are offered instead an opportunity of a one-way trip to Mars, in order to prepare the habitable way station there for the...

  • 21 2018 February

    The Magnificent Megazine – Issue 393 Previewed

    Ok, is it really a preview if the issue’s out already? But what the hey… here’s Megazine Issue 393…...

Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2018 line-up

January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 line-up for the Glasgow Film Festival was unveiled this evening, running from February 21st to March 4th and encompassing some 330 separate events. Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan will be present for the premiere of her new film (and directorial debut), The Party’s Just Beginning, not a fantastic...

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We’ve lost our great Queen of Words

January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was heartbroken late last night to learn that we had lost one of the most wonderful authors I have ever read, the great Ursula Le Guin, one of the great Queens of Words, who it was confirmed by her family had passed away at the age of 88 on Monday. I’ve been reading Ursula’s...

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Reviews: haunted grief in The Unseen

January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Unseen, Directed by Gary Sinyor, Starring Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood, Simon Cotton A horror film from the director of Leon the Pig Farmer, something of an unusual and quirky Brit film gem? Yes, that got my attention. Gemma (Jasmine Hyde) and Will have a seemingly ideal life – a gorgeous home, a lovely wee...

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Last week we ran a story about the first UK Comic Convention, 50 years ago this August, as organised by ex-Nostalgia & Comics owner, Phil Clarke, and Steve Moore, in Birmingham 1968. This week it’s a pleasure to share the news of Fanscene, a massive 300+ pages of work to celebrate the UK comics scene. Congratulations...

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Awards: the Razzies nominees are out!

January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 incredibly pants films of the year just gone (motto “Own your bad”). Much as I adore our beloved fantastical genres,...

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The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2065

January 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

2000AD Prog 2065 Preview – Out Weds 24th January...

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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. The word of mouth on this film has been tremendous, it has been featuring heavily in numerous nominations this award...

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Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 voice in comics world-wide. As is custom, the winner of the Grand Prix is invited to serve as Président of...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. ...

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Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if you make the rundown of all books on the various long and short lists, you get a pretty good overview...

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