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  • 17 2017 August

    Le petit Nicolas in comics

    René Goscinny is without a doubt one of the absolute giants of Eurocomics. He was the writer of two of the best known series (Astérix and Lucky Luke), but also one of the founders of...

  • 16 2017 August

    Reviews: deep, mythological fantasy – A Gathering of Ravens

    A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

  • 16 2017 August

    All hands on deck for Spirou

    In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

  • 15 2017 August

    Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost...

  • 14 2017 August

    Awards: the Hugos have been announced

    Over the weekend the annual Worldcon took place, and that means the prestigious Hugo Awards were announced, one of the major landmarks in world science fiction and fantasy, taking in novels, novellas, editors, short stories, film,...

Alex’s audio round up

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time for the man with the wandering microphone, Alex Fitch, to fill us in on details of his latest show; as ever for more details and to access a pile of archived shows in podcast form, visit the Panel Borders site: Panel Borders: The Inking Woman, broadcast on Resonance FM 5.30pm on Wednesday 5th July,...

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Doom Patrol Volume 1: Brick by Brick, Gerard Way, Nick Derington, DC Comics/Young Animal Since the 1960s, the Doom Patrol has entertained readers with some of the weirdest and most distinctive characters in comic book history. For years, the series has featured a variety of established creators within the industry, and they have all left...

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Reviews: Spider-Man – Homecoming

July 4, 2017 | 1 Comments

Spider-Man: Homecoming, Directed by Jon Watts, Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya The relaunch of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Webslinger in his own series of films catches us up with Peter Parker after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Now Peter is trying to cope with normal life after working...

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The next instalment in the terrific re-imagining of the iconic Planet of the Apes series is due in cinemas very soon, the brilliant Andy Serkis returning once more, with War for the Planet of the Apes hitting UK cinemas in 2d and 3D on July 11th, and looking pretty damned good too. From the description: “In...

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I’ve been pretty busy watching lots of different types of movies during the Edinburgh International Film Festival over the last few days and it hasn’t left me much free time to pen some reviews, so apologies in advance for bundling one of the feature length animated films with a quick selection from some of the...

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News from the world of Joost Swarte

July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

For some reason, Dutch clear line guru Joost Swarte was in the news recently on quite a few occasions. We brought them together for you, so you wouldn’t have to. In the Belgian city of Antwerp, a new comic wall was unveiled, featuring artwork by Swarte. The eleventh in a series, this wall covers a whole...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #118

June 30, 2017 | 1 Comments

Yep, it’s that time of week for Joe and Richard to bring you our quick round-up of news and links we spotted over the last few days: In one of the latest ridiculous crack-downs by the increasingly dictatorial Turkish leader Erdogan (a man who threatened, sued and tried to jail cartoonists who offended him repeatedly,...

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Reviews: piggy in the middle – Okja

June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Okja, Directed by Bong Joon Ho, Starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, An Seo Hyun, Byun HeeBong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Yoon Je Moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal Bong Joon Ho brought us the brilliant monster movie with a twist, The Host and the film adaptation of the Snowpiercer graphic...

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Despicable Me 3, Directed by Eric Guillon, Kyle Balda, Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker Gru, the girls, Lucy, and The Minions return for another wacky adventure. Gru and Lucy are now married and on the trail of a new super villain Balthazar Bratt. The former child star Bratt is now hell-bent on the...

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Reviews: In This Corner of the World

June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In This Corner of the World, Directed by Sunao Katabuchi, Starring Non, Megumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya This animated film, based on the manga by Fumiyo Kōno, has been huge in Japan, and I’ve been eager to see it, so when it appeared on the programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival I booked myself...

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