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All hands on deck for Spirou

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

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...

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2000 AD : 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival

February 23, 2017 | 1 Comments

11th February 2017, Novatel Hammersmith This was an incredible convention. The atmosphere was fantastic and vibrant, everyone was so excited, and the only complaint was deciding what to do as there were important choices to...

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“To boldly go….” Fifty years of Star Trek

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man …...

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The two Daves are fixtures at our Nostalgia & Comics store in Birmingham, and with good reason – 2013 marks thirty years of Dave Hopkins (Manager) and David Dearn serving up comics goodness to the...

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Birthday celebrations coming at FPI Aberdeen

February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yes, our northernmost Forbidden Planet International is coming up on a birthday this very weekend. On Saturday February 2nd the Aberdeen store will have been bringing comics, science fiction and cult goodness to Aberdonians for...

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Merch: The Three Doctors

September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

All week our various branches and the the blog have been teasing on Twitter and Facebook about a new and exclusive Doctor Who box set to be announced later in the week. Well, it is...

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Happy birthday, Mr Dickens

February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the most beloved authors in the world, Charles Dickens, would have been 200 years old today, were he still alive in the physical sense (he is, of course, still alive in spirit through...

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Happy birthday, Doctor Who!

November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

November 23rd and that means happy birthday to the world’s longest-running science fiction show. Join me for a quick Vworp! I think we need some Doctor Who art to celebrate the day – how about...

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Gollancz is 50

April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s most famous major science fiction publishers, Victor Gollancz, which has published some truly brilliant work by some fantastic writers as diverse as Richard Morgan,...

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKg9tuSbXmk It’s November 23rd, 1963; just a couple of months before Marvel started the X-Men, the Great Train Robbery had taken place, earlier in the year the Beatles had released Please Please Me, John F...

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