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2017 Brussels Comic Strip Festival celebrates 60 years of Gaston LaGaffe (that’s “Gomer Goof” to his English fans)

This year’s Comic Strip Festival in Brussels will celebrate the 60th anniversary of famous Belgian comic character Gaston Lagaffe, organisers have announced. The gag-a-day comic strip was created in 1957 by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou. Taking place on 1-3rd September 2017, Brussels eighth Comic Strip Festival moves to the Palais des Beaux-Arts / ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: Judge Dredd! Aliens! Assassin’s Creed! New Comics On Sale (w/c 5th December 2016)

2000AD Prog 2010

Here’s this week’s round up of new comics in British newsagents and comic shops skewed, as ever to highlighting British creators and publishers. 2000AD steps neatly back to its early “Judge Dredd” tales this week with “In Denial” from Michael Carroll, drawn by Andrew Currie. It’s a bit of a “talkie” episode but there’s some nice commentary on Mega City ... Read More »

Valerian: Official Trailer Debuts, here’s a Cinebook Checklist

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - Poster

The word of mouth has been building for a while now, with a lot of activity to promote this new film – but now, the first Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets trailer has been released… and as you’d expect from director Luc Besson, director of The Fifth Element, the visuals are simply breathtaking. But don’t forget the graphic novels it’s ... Read More »

In Review: Largo Winch – Crossing Paths / 20 Seconds

It feels like a long time since we heard from Largo Winch, writer Jean Van Hamme and artist Philippe Francq’s billionaire, businessman, adventurer and philanthropist, and part of the reason for that is that Cinebook, who publish the English language versions of the books, no longer have a backlog as they have caught up with the latest French editions. Each ... Read More »

Our Man In New York: New York Comic Con Day Three by Tony Esmond

NYCC 2016 - Donald Trump Masks

Saturday is the big day for conventions. I’m sitting here writing at New York Comic Con in one of the rare seated areas, just bracing myself for the impact of the crowds. Crushed beyond belief, it can sometimes take you up to 45 minutes to cross from one side of the convention centre to the other. This is also the big ... Read More »

In Review: Yoko Tsuno – The Three Suns Of Vinea

Yoko Tsuno – The Three Suns Of Vinea - Cover SNIP

Yoko Tsuno and her friends Vic and Pol return in The Three Suns Of Vinea, the eleventh of Cinebook’s translations of Roger Leloup’s tales of the young engineer. This follows on in the alien Vinean sub-series from The Curious Trio and The Forge Of Vulcan, and takes our modern day trio on an intergalactic expedition. When their home world of Vinea was ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend (w/c 1st August 2016): Torchwood, 2000AD and Lucky Luke!

Torchwood #1 Cover B - Photo Variant by Will Brooks

It’s a busy week for Titan Comics, with the launch of NBA All-star legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s debut comic book Mycroft Holmes – focused on the early, chaotic life of the elder Holmes brother – and their new Torchwood title, written by Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, and novelist Carole Barrowman. Torchwood #1 continues the adventures of the smash TV show and is ... Read More »

In Review: Namibia – Episode 1

Leo (Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira) and Rodolphe (Rodolphe Daniel Jacquette) return to the continent of Africa for more adventures of MI6 agent Kathy Austin this time illustrated by Bertrand Marchal with colour work by Sebastien Bouet. In this follow-up series to Kenya, Kathy is this time assigned to an investigation in Nambia. After her experiences in the east coast British ... Read More »

In Review: Antares – Episode 6

Brazilian artist and writer Leo (Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira) continues his Worlds of Aldebaran saga of 22nd century interplanetary settlers with the final book in the ongoing Antares saga, Episode 6. Having flown with a small team from the settlers’ base on Antares 5 to Antares 4 in search of an answer to the gruesome disappearances of some of the ... Read More »

In Review: Kenya – Illusions

Kenya, Leo (Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira) and Rodolphe’s (Rodolphe Daniel Jacquette) ongoing series of spies, extinct beasts and strange flying lights that is set in post-war Kenya reaches a conclusion with its fifth book, Illusions, translated from the French and published by Cinebook. After the discovery of the boxes around and in Lake Victoria, boxes that contain the extinct animals, and the ... Read More »

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