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  • 28 2017 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #109

    Time once more for our weekly news and links round up: Thought Bubble has its annual comic art competition running (until Friday 28th July) with categories for adults and younger artists, so if you are...

  • 27 2017 April

    Leo Baxendale, comics legend

    It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky...

  • 26 2017 April

    Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

    When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

  • 25 2017 April

    Competitions: Mega-swag to be won with Alien: Covenant

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the newest film in the iconic Alien series, with Alien:Covenant due to hit screens and IMAX on May 12th, with the great Ridley Scott returning to his terrifying creation and adding...

  • 25 2017 April

    Reviews: psychological dread in The Resident

    The Resident, Directed by John Ainslie Starring Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison You could be forgiven for thinking the story concept for The Resident (also known as The Sublet in the US) sounds not...

Smurfs: The Lost Village, Directed by Kelly Asbury. Starring Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Many Patinkin, Demi Lovato The next big-screen adventure of the little blue guys from the long-lived European comics ditches the live action element of the previous films and goes full-on animation. This time Smurfette is trying to find...

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Reviews: the Autopsy of Jane Doe

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Directed by André Øvredal, Starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond Horror chiller starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch and directed by Norwegian helmer André Øvredal (who brought us Troll Hunter, reviewed back here on the blog)). When a mysterious unknown corpse, known as Jane Doe, is brought into the...

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Growing pains with Marloes De Vries

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

When your mother was your age, she had a house and a family to run. You on the other hand are too busy catching them all on Pokémon Go. If that sounds familiar, then the strips by Dutch cartoonist Marloes De Vries may just be your bag. In her strips on Instagram and Tumblr, De...

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2000AD Previews: Prog 2024

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest 2000AD – out on 29nd March, including all this…   Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner and John McCrea Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard Future Shocks: Family Time by Rory McConville and Nick Dyer Scarlet Traces: Cold War by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli Cursed: The Fall Of Deadworld by Kek-W and...

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The Phoenix Comic arrives, like clockwork, through the letterbox every single Friday. And I try to tell you about it as often as I possibly can. Why? Because it’s the very best children’s comic out there in my humble opinion. No, seriously, I really believe it is. Don’t get me wrong, I love The Beano,...

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Reviews: The Eyes of my Mother

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Eyes of My Mother, Directed by Nicolas Pesce, Starring Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond A young girl witnesses the horrific murder of someone she loves; rather than be traumatised by the event, it unleashes a darkness inside her that will shape her lonely life. This horror film has a major flaw, which I’ll...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #104

March 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

Here we go, it’s comics news round-up time…....

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Reviews: the diaper-in-chief – Boss Baby

March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Boss Baby, Directed by Tom McGrath, Starring Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Eric Bell Jr., Tobey Maguire, Lisa Kudrow Alec Baldwin, the enduring Baldwin, is The Boss Baby. At the baby-led BabyCorp they are noticing that the grown ups are turning more to the cute puppies for their love rather than babies. So Boss...

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Reviews: Carrie & Rufus – Apocalypse, wow

March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carrie & Rufus, Ben Hennessy Highly recommended is the name if the game around here, and last year when I saw sample pages of Carrie and Rufus by Ben Hennessy at Thought Bubble, I was really impressed. The clean lines, excellent portrayal of action, movement and mostly with two superb characters who looked exquisitely sharp,...

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Reviews: Don’t Knock Twice

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don’t Knock Twice, Directed by Caradog W. James, Starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Javier Botet, Nick Moran, Pooneh Hajimohammadi A new horror movie starring Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff. Sculptor Jess is trying to piece back together her life; she’s married now to Ben, and wants to get her teenage daughter back into her custody. Chloe,...

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