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Britannia #1, Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, Jordie Bellaire, Valiant Entertainment 60 AD – Imperial Rome holds sway from the scorching deserts of Judea across most of Europe, all the way to the mist-shrouded distant island on the edge of the known world, Britannia. The infamous Nero is the emperor, following the death of Claudius,...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #79

September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Time once more for our weekly quick-hit digest of news and links: The closing date for the annual Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize – which has seen a number of previous winners go on to have their works published to great acclaim – is looming: Monday the 3rd of October is the final date...

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Hellboy & the BPRD 1954 #1, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Stephen Green, Dave Stewart Dark Horse It’s always a good thing when the New Comic Book Day releases include Mignola and his merry group of collaborators bringing us fresh Hellboy stories. Although the main Hellboy narrative arc has finally finished with the Hellboy in Hell...

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Where to go when you’re off the British Isles? Worry no more! October hasn’t even started yet when the German city of Hamburg is taken over by the tenth edition of its Comicfestival (September 29th until October 2nd). Exhibitions with new work by Birgit Weyhe (who  presents her new graphic novel, Madgermanes), Katrin Bacher and...

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Reviews: how the future used to look – Mooncop

September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mooncop, Tom Gauld, Drawn & Quarterly We’ve been huge fans of Tom Gauld’s work for ages here on the blog, so it’s always a pleasure to have a new book from him, and in my own case I also had the added pleasure of getting to meet and chat to Tom about Mooncop at the...

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Reviews: Mike Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts

September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Girl with all the Gifts, Directed by Colm McCarthy, Starring Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Sennia Nanua From the bestselling novel by Mike Carey comes one of the more entertaining “Zombie” movies of recent years. Although I love horror movies I’ve never really gotten into the whole Zombie section of that genre, I...

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Books: another look at The Girl With All the Gifts

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey, Orbit Books With the film version of Lucifer scribe Mike Carey’s The Girl With all the Gifts about to hit cinemas at the end of this week, we thought this was a good time to repost FPI Belfast’s Malachy on the original novel, which is highly recommended:...

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Reviews: death in space – Hadrian’s Wall #1

September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hadrian’s Wall #1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis Image Comics This intriguing new science fiction/ crime tale starts with a pretty powerful opening three pages, with an unconscious man in a spacesuit suddenly waking up to a desperate situation as he floats free in space, the only sound in the vacuum being the tiny...

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It’s less than 150 days to go before the last weekend of January, that fabled time when the city of Angoulême in the South-West of France becomes even more of a blessed haven for comics enthousiasts of all kinds than it is all year round. It’s when the Festival arrives in town, taking over halls...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #78

September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

All the weekly news… in digest form at least.....

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