ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Much

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You ever see The Raid? It’s this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory.

The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an hour and a half of dudes wrecking shit. It’s eighty minutes of brutal martial arts. It’s something that’s been done lots–you can describe a ridiculous number of movies that way, thanks to Die Hard–but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s absolutely thrilling, a marvel of craft and assured filmmaking.

Dynamite Week: Parker, Shaner and Bellaire Bring Back Flash Gordon

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Dynamite Week is going on this week, and so say Dynamite themselves. There’ll be several announcements coming from the company over the next few days – and the first of which is a new Flash Gordon series for the character’s 80th Anniversary, written by Jeff Parker, drawn by Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner, and coloured by Jordie […]

Numbercruncher’s Trade Comes Out This Week: Here’s The Trailer

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With the upcoming release of the thoroughly Beat-approved series Numbercruncher in trade, Titan Comics have shared a trailer video with us that catches people up on the book. The series – by Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Jordie Bellaire and Simon Bowland - was pretty well acclaimed by everyone, so if you missed it first time round, […]

Marvel Announce Moon Knight #1 from Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire

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Announced by the LA Times today – just in time for Thought Bubble, bless ‘em – is the news that Marvel will be launching a new Moon Knight series next year with writer Warren Ellis, artist Declan Shalvey, and colourist Jordie Bellaire.

FIRST LOOK: Numbercruncher #3 from Titan Comics

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Titan Comics, hearing about Tharg’s earlier visit, decided to also pop round for some tea and biscuits, and also handed me some paper. This time though, the paper was a first look – nobody else in the bally WORLD has seen these yet – at the preview for Numbercruncher #3 from Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, […]

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..

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Artist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]

Wednesday’s Review Slate: Skybreaker, Liberator and Tom Strong

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This week’s review slate once more races backwards and forwards through time – we’ve got Skybreaker #3, which came out a short while back, along with an issue of Liberator that had bunnies on the front cover, as well as Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1.

Journey Into Mystery Ends with August’s Issue #655

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Quietly revealed by Kathryn Immonen on her Tumblr, Marvel’s series Journey Into Mystery has been cancelled. First re-established by Kieron Gillen as a cosplayer-delighting waterfall of fantasy and Tumblr mischief starring a young version of Loki, Immonen jumped on after his thirty-one issues and redefined the series with artist Valeria Schiti and colourist Jordie Bellaire as a […]

Titan Solicitations for July 2013

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Good morning, hungover Brits and Americans who are staying up far too late. And, of course, hello to all our other friends across the World, all of whom experience the joy of different time zones. Titan have released their solicitations for July, so in the spirit of The Brit Zone, here they are:

REVIEW: TIME WARP #1, Putting the Vertigo in Sci-Fi

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Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]

James Asmus, Tom Fowler and Jordie Bellaire relaunch Quantum and Woody in July

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As predicted, Valiant’s teaser from earlier in the week was for a relaunch of their massively popular duo Quantum and Woody, who will be returning in July flanked by James Asmus, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire. And a goat.

Review: Captain Marvel #11 – Warp Speed

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The relaunch of Captain Marvel, with Carol Danvers in the title role, started off very shakily. The first six-issues told a time-travel story which eventually teased together parts of the character’s origin in a way which wasn’t particularly as entertaining or dynamic as was hoped. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick had previously proven herself to have […]

Thought Bubble 2013′s Guest Line Up So Far – 10 girls, 11 guys

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Thought Bubble 2013 have announced a second list of guests for their convention this year, which, I notice, means the convention has a brilliant gender parity. Of the 21 guests so far announced, 10 are female!