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Art Attack TV show cancelled

Art Attack, the long-running children’s ITV show, has been cancelled after an 18 year run – which could be bad news for Panini UK’s tie-in magazine which has been a staple of the company’s line for a long time. UK media magazine Broadcast reports the three-time Bafta-winning kids show has been dropped by ITV as fears grow about the long-term ... Read More »

New fantasy dramas on BBC3

BBC3 has just announced six new drama projects, two with comics and SF TV connections. Being Human, by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Toby Whithouse, centres on three young flatmates – a vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf. Produced by Touchpaper TV, who made Rocket Man, which starred Robson Green. The pilot will be filmed in September in and around ... Read More »

FAB Makeover

The new issue of Fanderson’s fanzine FAB, (Number 57), has just been released. With Chris Bentley’s retirement as editor, Fanderson have taken the opportunity to redesign the 56 page glossy colour A5 zine and bring in new features, intended to increase the membership involvement in FAB while maintaining the high standards set by Bentley. For comics fans the issue includes ... Read More »

Omnivistascope Hat Trick

It has been available for a while, but SFX have just made Omnivistascope 3 their Fanzine Of The Month, giving Paul Scott’s big 78 page A4 zine a hat trick with each of the three issues receiving the title. His previous title, Solar Wind, also won SFX Fanzine Of The Month. Omnivistascope is a square bound anthology science fiction title ... Read More »

Captain Jack Is Indestructible…

…you are not. Do not attempt to imitate him. With all this talk of “homage” in New Who perhaps one has been missed – the juvenile Face Of Boe himself. To misquote the voice over from the original Captain Scarlet series – “The Master – sworn enemy of Earth. Leading the fight, one man Rose has made indestructible. His name ... Read More »

Alice In USAland

Ansible 240 reports that the Dark Horse version of Bryan Talbot’s excellent Alice In Sunderland has been nominated in the Graphic Novels section of the American Quill Book Awards “the only televised literary prizes”. More details and a full listing of nominees here. For those not familiar with it, Ansible is a monthly literary science fiction and fantasy newszine available ... Read More »

Upcoming British Comic Collections

Just a quick look at a few of the titles that we can expect to see over the coming months… First up is Charley’s War Volume 4, subtitled “Blue’s Story”. Continuing the story of World War One, this time the account takes in the French point of view with details of the battle of Verdun and the defence of Fort ... Read More »

For Action And Adventure

Those who still labour until the mistaken belief that Commando only covers the Second World War could do worse than checking one of the latest issues. Commando 4015 : Wolves At War concludes the “Log Of The Lairds” sequence of six stories, this one telling the story of a Scud Hunt during the Gulf War in 1991. Originally published as ... Read More »

ROK Comics seeks hot talent and offers $10K Prize

ROK Comics, the UK-based online and mobile phone creative aggregator and publisher of comics and cartoons have announced a competition with a prize of $10,000 (£5,000) for the best original comic strip or cartoon published it receives between now and the end of July 2007. In addition, ROK are offering the winner of the prize the opportunity to feature front-and-centre ... Read More »

Spaceship Away #12 blasts off

The latest issue of ace Dan Dare magazine Spaceship Away is now out. Spaceship Away costs £6.99 per issue for UK residents and £9.00 per issue for international subscribers, more details can be found here… http://spaceshipaway.org.uk/ Publisher Rod Barzilay had the following to say about the current issue “Issue 12 has 2 scoops – First, Part 1 of a brand ... Read More »

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