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DC’s Super Hero High TV special air date announced, expanding new DC Super Hero Girls brand

DC Super Hero Girls - Promotional Art

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced the air date for Super Hero High, a one hour tie-in TV special to launch its DC Super Hero Girls brand to a TV audience. Airing on 19th March 2016 on Boomerang, the show is the latest element of a new take on the female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe launched last year, focusing on their ... Read More »

Could You Run An Independent Bookshop? Now’s Your Chance…

October Books, Southhampton

Looking for a big challenge? The owners of Southampton-based October Books are looking for an energetic group of people who would like to take over the running of the bookshop. Founded in 1977 and now based on Portswood Road in Southampton, October Books a not-for-profit co-operative radical neighbourhood bookshop,  selling general popular fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, alongside their traditional ... Read More »

Colour Me Strange (Or rather, “Color” Doctor Strange)

Doctor Strange Coloring Book 2016 - SNIP

Marvel has announced the upcoming publication of a Doctor Strange-inspired colouring book – just one of the licensed items that will launch around the the feature film starring Benedict Cumberbatch which will be released later this year. Running to 120 pages, the latest “Color Your Own” book for adults joins previous releases in the range, which include the recently-released Color ... Read More »

TwoMorrows Announces “Comic Book Fever: A Celebration of Comics: 1976 – 1986”

US publisher TwoMorrows has announced the upcoming publication of A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury, author of The Extraordinary Works Of Alan Moore and True Brit: A Celebration of the Great Comic Book Artists of the UK. Described as a “love letter” to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, Khoury ‘s new work covers all the things ... Read More »

New Lethbridge-Stewart novel announced, features cover by Doctor Who artist Adrian Salmon

Lethbridge-Stewart: Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. Art by Adrian Salmon

Candy Jar Books has released the cover art by Doctor Who Magazine artist Adrian Salmon for its next Lethbridge-Stewart series novel, Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. Award-winning publisher Candy Jar Books launched the fully licensed Lethbridge-Stewart series in February 2015, with Andy Frankham-Allen’s The Forgotten Son kicking off the venture in style. Three more titles were subsequently released; each has met with high praise from fans and the press. A series ... Read More »

Ladybird Books inspire new fabric and wallpaper collections from Liberty London

Gail's Vintage Velvet, inspired by Ladybird Books art

The new Chesham Cabinet Collection, featuring fabrics and wallpapers created using original Ladybird Books illustrations, is now available from Liberty London. Ladybird highlights include the Limewood Wallpapers, Gail’s Garden Vintage Velvet fabrics and cushions, and the Charlotte Wallpaper in Catherine Cream. The Chesham Cabinet Collection is a new interiors collection inspired by antique doll and cabinet houses from the 1800s and beyond. The elegant colour palettes and ... Read More »

Knockabout announces Alan Moore’s novel “Jerusalem” for September 2016

Alan Moore. Image courtesy Knockabout

Knockabout has announced Alan Moore’s second novel, Jerusalem, will now be published in September 2016. Described as a fantastical exploration of his hometown of Northampton which runs to more than a million words in draft form, publisher Tony Bennett described it last year as Alan’s “best work to date, rich and glorious”. In the half a square mile of decay ... Read More »

Rivers of London saga returns with new comic series, collections and sixth novel

Rivers of London - Night Witch #2 Cover A by Anna Dittmann

March sees the release of not only a new Rivers of London comic series based on the top-selling fantasy crime novels created by Ben Aaronovitch, but the release of collections of the first comic story, Body Work. Titan Comics Rivers of London comics are the work of writers Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel (Written in Dead Wax) and are official ... Read More »

Public Lending Right set to increase next year after library loans ‘fall’

Sci-Fi-Art Now UK Cover

Comic creators and authors whose work is offered through libraries will be pleased to hear that Public Lending Right (PLR) will increase next year after The British Library Board proposed that the current 6.66 pence per loan should increase to 7.67 pence. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have said they intend to accept the recommendation. Dominic Lake, Deputy ... Read More »

New “Mog the Cat” Book profits will be used for child literacy projects

Mog's Christmas Calamity

You’ll just have to excuse this temporary aberration given my usual grumpy self, but I’m afraid I’ve been totally blown away by this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas advert starring Mog the Cat, the creation of world renowned author and illustrator Judith Kerr, which comes with the publication of a new book starring the accident-prone feline. Mog’s Christmas Calamity is only available in ... Read More »

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