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  • 06 2018 September

    So Long, and thanks for all the fish…

    Richard has already taken his final bow on the blog (see here), and now it’s my turn. Truth be told I have been putting this off all week, and here I am typing it now,...

  • 06 2018 September

    So Long, Farewell… It’s Goodnight From Me…

    The FPI Blog – 2005 – 2018 Well, you might have heard, you might have not, but as from this week, the FPI Blog shall be no more. The online side of things at FPI...

  • 05 2018 September

    Reviews: going widdershins in Finding Baba Yaga

    Finding Baba Yaga, Jane Yolen, Tor Books (cover image by SHutterstock, design by Jamie Stafford-Hill) “So, this is a tale Both old and new, borrowed, narrowed, broadened, deepened, rethreaded, rewoven, stitches uneven, re-plastered, re-harled, rehearsed,...

  • 04 2018 September

    Reviews: We Shall Fight Until We Win

    We Shall Fight Until We Win: a Century of Pioneering Political Women, Edited by Laura Jones, Heather McDaid & Sha Nazir, 404 Ink / BHP Comics Two small Indy Scottish publishers, BHP Comics (who are...

  • 04 2018 September

    Panel Borders

    It’s time for Alex Fitch to update us to where and who his roving microphone has lead him to for the latest Panel Borders show; as ever, for more details and to check out an...

The Predator Mega-Prize Pack Competition

August 22, 2018 | 1 Comments

We loved the original Predator movie from 1987 so you can imagine our excitement at the announcement of a new Predator movie featuring an even bigger, badder Predator! So we’re pretty damned stoked for The Predator, which hits UK cinema screens and IMAX on Sep 12th! From the synopsis: “From the outer reaches of space...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #173

August 3, 2018 | 1 Comments

It’s Friday and that means time for another round up of news and links spotted over the last few days as Richard and Joe bring you Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): D’oh! Simpsons Comics to end The long-running Simpsons may be about to enter its thirtieth season on TV, but the also long-lived and successful Simpsons...

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Alex’s audio round up

July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time for the man with the roving microphone, Alex Fitch, to update us on the latest episode of his excellent Panel Borders podcast; as ever for more details and to check out a pile of previous shows, check the Panel Borders site. Panel Borders: 2000AD Summer Special, broadcast at 5.30pm, Wed 1st Aug on...

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Reviews: 2036 Origin Unknown

July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

2036 Origin Unknown, Directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Starring Katee Sackhoff, Ray Fearon, Julie Cox, Steven Cree Mackenzie “Mack” Wilson (Katee Sackhoff) is one of the last of a dying breed – what used to be a highly qualified, highly trained role that took years of study and experience to achieve, a mission controller for...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #172

July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to update you with some news and links spotted over the last few days with another Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense)! Shazam! Trailer drops The trailer for DC’s forthcoming Shazam movie (or simply Captain Marvel as he is to those of us of a certain...

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Forbidden Planet International in Wolverhampton is turning twenty! And they are celebrating with an anniversary party on August 4th: “To celebrate the Wolverhampton shop’s 20th anniversary, we will be having a party in the store. Bring your kids, bring your comic-deficient friends, bring your rich-and-reluctant parents and come join us for some sweet events. We’ve got plenty...

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Reviews: the Art of Solo, a Star Wars Story

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Art of Solo, a Star Wars Story, Phil Szostak, Abrams Books I think it is fair to say that the Solo movie underperformed dreadfully at the box office (relative to other Star Wars films, at least). There were a lot of factors involved – closeness to the release of The Last Jedi and Infinity...

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Reviews: claustrophobic horror in It Lives

July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

It Lives (aka Twenty-Twenty Four), Directed by Richard Mundy, Starring Andrew Kinsler, Peter McCrohon, Second Sight Roy (Andrew Kinsler) is a scientist, although sometimes in his unusual job he feels less like a qualified scientist and more like a hi-tech janitor. Roy’s job? Maintaining the systems in a deep subterranean bunker, a technological refuge for...

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Reviews: the Beano 80 Years of Fun!

July 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

The Beano: 80 Years of Fun Box Set, DC Thomson The Beano has now been in print for an astonishing eighty years. In the fickle world of comics and publishing, this is nothing short of an incredible achievement; entire generations of happy kids have grown up reading the Bash Street Kids, Little Plum, Dennis the...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 171

July 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

Friday again? Well then it’s probably time for Richard and Joe have a little look see at all the comics news that they’ve noticed this week....

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