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By John Freeman | Assembling British comics and (mostly) British media bits I just happen to like.

In Review: Super Robot Mayhem #1

<b>Creative Team</b><p><b>Created by Jeremy Biggs, Adrian Mursec</b> <b><br>Writer: Jeremy Biggs</b> <b><br>Artwork: Javier Bordon</b> <b><br>Design: Paul Nicholson</b> <b><br>Colours: Javier Bordon, Yel Zamor,</b> …

Anime

Zero in on latest Commando comics!

Brand new <b>Commando</b> comics from DC Thomson (Issues 5055-5058) are on sale now in all good newsagents and various digital platforms.<p>Expect Wildcats, …

Military History

Page 45 comic shop co-owner Stephen L. Holland probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival podacast

<b>Stephen L. Holland</b>, co-owner of the superb Nottingham-based comic shop <b>Page 45</b> and Lakes International Comic Art Festival patron talks about the …

Comics

Bryan and Mary Talbot announce RAIN, their latest graphic novel project

<b>Bryan and Mary Talbot</b> have announced they have gained funding from the <b>Arts Council</b> for another project together – <i>RAIN</i>, a 150 page graphic novel …

Books

Netflix reveals Star Trek fans’ favourite episodes ahead of Star Trek Discovery premiere, tie-in comic launches in October

<i>Streaming…the final frontier!</i> Ahead of the premiere of <b>Star Trek: Discovery</b> on Monday (25h September), <b>Netflix</b> has revealed fans’ favourite episodes of …

Star Trek

Hammer Glamour for Captain Kronos

Titan's upcoming <b>Captain Kronos</b> comic will feature special 'Hammer Glamour' variant covers showcasing Caroline Munro, whose long film career included …

Retro Tales!

If you're at the <b>Cardiff Film and Comic Con</b> this weekend, don't miss your chance to buy <b>Retro Tales</b> No.1 from its creator, Simon Williams! This …

The Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix

Looking to freshen up your Netflix queue? Add these out-of-this-world science fiction classics.<p><i>Metropolis Restored</i> (1927)<p>Don’t let the age of <i>Metropolis Restored</i> fool you—this is still a <i>very</i> political and <i>very</i> angry film by modern standards. Set in the year 2026, <i>Metropolis</i> depicts a city in which …

Science Fiction

Moon Villages Like This Could Be a Reality in Less Than 20 Years

Get ready for Moon Olympics.<p>Welcome to Lunar Park. You'll find the ice melting and filtering plant to your left. Low-G tennis is up there on the …

Fusion Reactor

Creating Comics: A chat with Millarworld 2017 New Talent Annual winner Simon James

<b>Simon James, a 23-year-old writer and Lancaster University graduate from Manchester, had his script chosen from over a thousand to appear in the</b> …

Comics

Beano 80th Anniversary celebration plans revealed

A wide-ranging interview over at Licensing.biz with <b>Ian Downes</b> at <b>Start Licensing</b> has hinted at some major plans afoot to celebrate the <i>Beano</i>‘s latest …

DC Thomson

eOneBook, a manga comics ebook reader that looks like a book!

<b>E Ink Holdings</b>, “E Ink”, a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, has announced a partnership with <b>Progress Technologies Inc</b>., a technical …

eBooks

Taschen’s The Marvel Age of Comics 1961–1978 by Roy Thomas released

It was an age of mighty heroes, misunderstood monsters, and complex villains. With the publication of <i>Fantastic Four</i> #1 in November 1961, comics giant …

Comics

Out Now: Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 388

<b>Judge Dredd Megazine</b> 388, featuring a cover by <b>Alex Ronald</b>, is on sale now in all good UK newsagents and via various digital platforms.<p>Along with a …

Judge Dredd

Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s Happy! gets SYFY premiere in November in US

<b>Happy!</b> gets its premiere in the US on the revamped <b>SYFY</b> channel Wednesday 29th November, based on the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author <b>Grant Morrison</b> …

Grant Morrison

Death of major Robotech character brings Titan’s smash-hit first to explosive close, new arc announced

A major character will be killed off in Titan’s new <b>Robotech</b> series, Harmony Gold USA and Titan Comics has announced, paving the way for a stunning …

Anime

Out Now: 2000AD Prog 2049

This week, <b>2000AD</b> has wrapped every current story, in preparation for a fantastic “jump on” Prog 2050 next Wednesday to encourage new readers.<p>This …

Comics

Back Read: American Eagles by Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby

<b>Garth Ennis</b> returned to his roots of creating compelling and gripping war comics with <i>Dreaming Eagles</i> from US publisher <b>Aftershock Comics</b>, drawn by</b> …

Comics

New Liverpool-based indie Cog Life Comics to launch at Thought Bubble

New indie comics publisher <b>Cog Life Comics</b> wages war against the mundane world, as they launch their first comic, <b>Isolation</b>, at this year’s <b>Thought</b> …

Graphic Novels

Diamond Book Distributors Top 25 Best-Selling Graphic Novels – August 2017

<b>Diamond Book Distributors</b> has published its top 25 best-selling graphic novels from the publishers they distribute, based on sales data collected by …

Graphic Novels

Marvel UK “Real Ghostbusters” Art up for sale

British comic artist <b>Phil Elliott</b> has decided he can’t keep lugging all his artwork around and is selling everything and anything – including art for …

Pop Culture

Marvel UK Star Wars collection released

Marvel has just published <b>Star Wars: The Marvel UK Collection</b> – a gigantic hardcover book running to over 800 pages with a price tag of just over £70 …

Star Wars

The CW Announces THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Coming Soon

For weeks now, there’s been talk of whether or not Archie Comics‘ staple <i>Sabrina, the Teenage Witch</i> would eventually show up on <i>Riverdale</i>, the darkly …

Comics

Amazon's a hero with tons of Marvel comics on sale, including some freebies

Dive into this Marvel comics sale and experience more of your favorite hero's greatest moments and defeats!<p>Any good Marvel fan has been counting the …

Comics

How Emil Ferris became the breakout graphic novelist of the year

<b>OF ALL</b> the new and emerging comics talents who will be featured at this weekend’s Small Press Expo in suburban Washington, debut graphic novelist Emil Ferris might have had the longest, most harrowing road here.<p>Nearly 15 years ago, Ferris contracted West Nile virus from a mosquito bite — a perilous …

Graphic Novels

Star Wars-inspired Stormtrooper Jerseys launched by cycle apparel firm Millitag

Originalstormtrooper.com is the website for <b>Shepperton Design Studios</b> – and the only website where you can purchase genuine Stormtrooper helmets and …

Clothing

Award-winning graphic novelist Dominique Goblet to open new Women’s Writing event programme

The <b>Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing</b> has launched a new initiative for the Contemporary Women’s Writing in French seminar in …

France

In Review: Geis 2 – A Game Without Rules

<b>Created by Alexis Deacon</b> <b><br>Published by NoBrow – 120 pages – full colour – £15.99</b><p><b>The Story:</b> The second test has begun. Contenders for the new chief find …

Books

Lancaster University announces free “Power of Graphic Novels” networking event

<b>Lancaster University</b> has announced “<b>The Power of Graphic Novels/ Comics</b>” – a free networking event in October for regional and UK schools (Heads/ …

Graphic Novels