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James Cameron’s Avatar comes to comics

Avatar Art

During a special panel at New York Comic Con 2015, Dark Horse Comics in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment announced that Avatar, the highest-grossing film in history, will expand into the world of comic books in anticipation of the three upcoming film sequels. Numerous British creators have of course worked on previous Twentieth ... Read More »

Asterix goes from strength to strength, with new “Missing Scroll” album out next month

Art from Asterix and the Missing Scroll

Since 1959, when Asterix was created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, he has gone from success to success – continuously attracting fans from all ages and from all around the world. In the publishing field, it is a very unique phenomenon with 35 albums now translated in more than 110 languages and more than 360 million copies sold internationally, ... Read More »

Esquire gets Bond exclusive – new interview with Daniel Craig

Esquire 43 (2015) - Daniel Craig

Men’s magazine Esquire has landed the first UK interview and photo shoot exclusive with actor Daniel Craig ahead of the release of SPECTRE, the new James Bond film. It’s is the second time Esquire has scooped its competitors to the UK James Bond exclusive, following the magazine’s Skyfall cover in 2012. Daniel Craig reflects on a decade in which he has ... Read More »

“Filmish”, Edward Ross’ first graphic novel, set to debut in November

Blade Runner, as featured in Filmish - A Graphic Journey Through Film.

After working quietly on the project for the last two years, artist Edward Ross’  first graphic novel, Filmish – A Graphic Journey Through Film, will be released in November by SelfMadeHero. Expanding on his self-published Filmish series, the Edinburgh-based cartoonist uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. Ross’s cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing ... Read More »

Egmont Launches Star Wars LEGO title

Lego Star Wars magazine

Hot on the heels of their Star Wars Adventures magazine launch, Egmont Publishing has now released LEGO Star Wars Magazine. Produced by the award winning TOXIC Magazine team, the first issue of the title, priced £3.75, is now on sale in all UK newsagents. The LEGO Star Wars Magazine combines two of the most popular children’s brands of all time, LEGO and Star Wars, and ... Read More »

Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' - Sample Spread 3

Taschen have announced the impending re-release of The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by science and technology writer Piers Bizony, designed by the M/M partnership. 2001 is one of those films that has has had a lasting impression on me for decades now, and I fondly remember reading the Jack Kirby Marvel Treasury comic that adapted the film, which, published in ... Read More »

Egmont UK Launches “Star Wars Adventures” title next week

Star Wars Adventures Issue 1

Egmont Publishing, will launch Disney’s Star Wars Adventures magazine next week, focused on the Star Wars saga and including comic strip material. The monthly magazine will offer a premium pack of Star Wars goodies that will give kids a real insight into the whole of the Star Wars universe, including all things Star Wars from the classic films, to Star Wars: Clone Wars to Star Wars Rebels. Each loosely themed issue will contain stickers and awesome posters. The ... Read More »

BBC.com Culture Takes on San Diego Comic Con with Axel Alonso, Paul Dini and more

Axel Alonso. Photo © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

BBC.com Culture will host its first ever San Diego Comic-Con panel, “How Comic Books Took Over Hollywood,” at this year’s annual gathering this month, featuring Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Batman: The Animated Series writer/producer Paul Dini, Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, and Fanboys director Kyle Newman, marking the first time these industry legends and trendsetters will be together on one stage. The panel, moderated by BBC.com’s ... Read More »

Strontium Dog Fan Film: First Look

Strontium Dog Fan Film - Johnny Alpha

The first pictures from the Strontium Dog fan film starring Matthew Simpson as Johnny Alpha have been released. The film also stars Kevin Horsham as companion Wulf Sternhammer. The film is directed by Steven Sterlacchini & Steve Green, is based on the work of Carlos Ezquerra, John Wagner and Alan Grant. As we previously reported, this project is a not for ... Read More »

In UK Cinemas Today: Mad Max: Fury Road

Film Reel

  From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. The film’s screenplay was co-written with cult British comic creator Brendan McCarthy, who also designed many of the new characters and vehicles. Haunted by his turbulent past, ... Read More »

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