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Cats Go Geek with CacaoFurniture’s Cat Houses

CacaoFurntiture TARDIS Cat Box

We all know cats love a cardboard box, right? Well, Bulgarian company CacaoFurniture has run with that in a big way and created a range of cardboard cat houses – some inspired by well known SF icons, including Doctor Who‘s TARDIS, Star Wars and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Hello Kitty. We have absolutely no idea is any of the designs are officially ... Read More »

Edinburgh Film Festival Goes (sort of) Comics Crazy in June

Modesty Blaise 1966 Film Poster

In June, POW!!! Live Action Comic Strip Adaptations: The First Generation will offer 2016 Edinburgh Film Festival-goers the chance to explore the cinematic roots of the current tidal wave of superhero blockbusters such as Batman versus Superman and The Avengers: Civil War, taking an international retrospective journey through cult genre in dynamic style, to explore in full the colourful evolution ... Read More »

First Doctor Strange Trailer debuts, out in October in UK

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

The first trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was released via the US TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC last night, as part of its Marvel Week event. Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One was also much in evidence and the trailer’s debut came hot on the heels of a poster of Strange in his Sanctum Sanctorum was released earlier the day. ... Read More »

Batman versus Superman Box Office Plunge Prompts Questions

Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice. Image © Warner Bros/DC Entertainment

What are the key differences between two of DC Comics top heroes, Superman and Batman that make them so different – and could a 1990s story written by Dave Gibbons and drawn by Steve Rude be a better example of illustrating them, rather than the grim and gritty approach of Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice? Challenging the modern cinema take on superheroes ... Read More »

Batman v Superman Movie Magazine On Sale Now in UK

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Official Movie Magazine - Cover

Titan Magazines’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Official Movie Magazine is on sale now in all good newsagents across the UK, launched just ahead of the 25th March release of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. With 100 pages of behind-the-scenes secrets and interviews with cast and creators, the magazine brings you everything you need to know about the most ... Read More »

MCM Comic Con back in Brum this weekend

MCM Birmingham Comic Con Logo

MCM Birmingham Comic Con returns to the NEC this weekend for another feast of geeky entertainment… and alongside all the exhibitors, comic artists, eSports tournaments and cosplay competitions, the show will be playing host to a great line-up of special guests. Comic creators and illustrators at the event include John-Paul Bove, Dave Boydell, Alfie Garland, Mike Krome, Alex Lloyd, Alexandra ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Tony Dyson, R2-D2’s Original Builder

Tony Dyson walking R2-D2

We’re sorry to report the passing of Professor Tony Dyson, the British robot genius who originally built Star Wars R2-D2. A convention regular around the globe, 2015 marked his first appearance in the country he had made his own – Malta – for Malta Comic Con. It was an enormous privilege to meet him, even though I think he quickly decided most of the ... Read More »

Joe Kelly Announced as first US guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016

Just as Marvel’s latest blockbuster superhero movie Deadpool hits UK cinemas, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announce its first major US guest for the 2016 is Joe Kelly, who will be making an exclusive UK appearance at the Festival weekend in October. A creator, writer and producer, Kelly is the creator of the lauded graphic novel I Kill Giants, published ... Read More »

It Would Change Everything: Students Pitch an Alternative Origin For Top Super Hero

Hayley Buckingham and It Would Change Everything film director Reuben Huchard

Students from the University of Hertfordshire have launched a Kickstarter appeal for backers to make a not-for-profit film that would re-examine the origins of a major comics hero – and posit how a single murderous act might be changed, and thus change that hero forever. Pitching to raise a modest £3000 with script, equipment and other support already gathered, project ... Read More »

“Bring Back DREDD” Campaign Shifts Focus from film sequel, calls for TV Series

DREDD 3D Karl Urban as Judge Dredd

The fans behind the ‘Make A DREDD Sequel’ campaign for a follow-up to the 2012 movie starring Karl Urban are now calling on TV producers to pick up the franchise (although they haven’t lost hope for a film sequel, either). Superfans Frank Palmer and Brian Ritchie are calling their petition-based campaign ‘Bring Back DREDD’, and are hoping to apply pressure ... Read More »

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