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BOOM! Studios announces War for the Planet of the Apes mini-series

War for the Planet of the Apes #1

BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products have announced a comic miniseries that serves as a prequel to the upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes, which hits UK cinemas on 14th July 2017. The four-issue miniseries is written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers) and illustrated by Jonas Sharf, who I ... Read More »

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic collections launched by IDW

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic Volume One

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics have just released Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run 11th March 1979 to 5th October 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original ... Read More »

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok trailer becomes Disney’s most watched in 24 hours

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer 1 - Image 4

The trailer for the superhero threequel Thor: Ragnarok has raked in over 136 million views since its debut on Monday. And no, despite what he say on Twitter, we don’t think Marvel writer and former 2000AD editor Andy Diggle can be responsible alone. Day two. Still can’t stop watching the Ragnarok trailer. Send help. — Andy Diggle (@andydiggle) April 11, ... Read More »

Sci-Fi London Film Festival announces ambitious programme for 2017, six world premieres revealed

Sci-Fi London Film Festival 2017 Poster

The Sci-Fi London Film Festival has launched its astronomical 17th annual programme, which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 across London with ten days of amazing film, live music, immersive experiences and more. The UK’s major science fiction film event of the year, the festival has gained a reputation for pushing the definition of SF across the ... Read More »

Beano Studios ramps up TV and film team with new hire from Australia’s ABC network

Chris Rose - Beano Studios director of development and production

Could the long-trumpeted Bananaman movie have moved a step closer? Beano Studios announced the hiring of Chris Rose as their director of development and production last week, coming to the company from his role as Commissioning Editor at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Working with Beano Studios CEO, Emma Scott, Beano Studios says Rose will lead the development and production of ... Read More »

London’s Barbican Gallery announces “Into the Unknown”, summer SF exhibition and events

Barbican Gallery - Into the Unknown Promotional Art

(with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content. One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever ... Read More »

One Plastic Carrier Bag, One Careful Star Wars Owner – A Snip at 240 Pounds!

Palitoy Staff Shop Plastic Bag

How many of us have had a grumble at the new 5p carrier bag charge – and that’s for a cheap one? Well, on Wednesday 29th November a vintage carrier bag from the once Palitoy Staff Shop in Coalville went under the hammer at Vectis Auctions and sold for a whopping £240! The “Palitoy “We Care” bag carried logos from ... Read More »

VECTIS massive Star Wars toys auction includes early play set building magazine collection

Woman's Day Book of Best-loved Toys and Dolls - Sample Image

On Black Friday – a day of commercial discounting and special offers that originated with Amazon, it’s perhaps worth remembering that once, a long time ago in decades far, far away there were times when toys were expensive and often only bought for special occasions, like birthdays and Christmas. Cast your mind back then, to 1978, when Star Wars was the latest ... Read More »

New Wonder Woman UK Trailer Released

Here’s the latest official trailer for Wonder Woman – in UK cinemas from 2nd June 2017 – starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and directed by Patty Jenkins. Based on the DC Comics character created by Harvard-trained psychologist and inventor of the polygraph, William Moulton Marston (under the pseudonym Charles Mouton) his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and artist H. ... Read More »

Exclusive First Look: “Search Destroy” Strontium Dog Fan Film Poster Revealed!

Search and Destroy - Strontium Dog Fan Film Poster SNIP

Search Destroy – a not-for-profit Strontium Dog Fan film inspired by 2000AD‘s mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha – will get its first public screening at Thought Bubble in November. We’re delighted to give you at this first look at the film’s poster, a homage to a private commission the team asked Strontium Dog co-creator Carlos Ezquerra to create for them. From the makers of Judge Minty, ... Read More »

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