For eight years, the annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Weekender has delivered a packed weekend of entertainment, guests, films and partying (reviewed here). Now they are turning metropolitan and bringing their sci-fi festival to Sheffield, the City of Steel, for Sci-Fi Weekender in the City. All the fun, fandom, and vibrant experience of the legendary Weekender […]
One of the highlights of the MCM Birmingham Comic Con is always the diverse costumes worn by the talented cosplayers that attend. The sheer breadth of costumes range from faithful recreations of those worn on screen to imaginative re-envisioning of iconic characters.
Last weekend, Peter Ray Allison ventured to Birmingham for two days of sci-fi geekery and cosplay for the iconic MCM Birmingham Comic Con.
The second part of my journey takes me to the magnificent Convention Centre Dublin on the banks of the Liffey; a strikingly modern building affectionately known to the locals as “the tube in the cube.” This 8000 capacity venue was brimming with nerds from all fandoms the like never really seen in Ireland before, a […]
Continuing with the ongoing examination of the fallout from the Chaos Day storyline, Judge Dredd: Titan examines how the judge penal system has been affected and the consequences of this for Mega City One. The cover of Judge Dredd: Titan is somewhat misleading. The graphic novel starts out, much like the cover, with a platoon […]
British comics staple 2000AD is 39 this week. I wasn’t even born when the first issue of 2000AD arrived back in 1977 costing the sum of 8p in Earth money but I like many other British kids soon discovered the thrill power of 2000AD. Personally as much as I like X-Men and Batman comics have […]
I have always had an on-again-off-again relationship with 2000AD’s comics. Some I really enjoy and some… not so much. I love all of the classics; Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock and the book that 2000AD is most famous for, the behelmeted and grim faced personification of justice himself, Judge Dredd. So when I found out that […]
Dead Zone is the latest instalment in the ongoing epic of Judge Dredd, which continues the ongoing fallout of the Day of Chaos storyline. To give an idea of scale, the Day of Chaos storyline was a consequence of The Apocalypse Way storyline (first published in 1985). In the Dead Zone storyline, Mega City 1 […]
Right off the bat (sorry), I want to say how good it feels seeing Jim Lee drawing a Batman title again; Jim is one of my favourite comic book artists and has worked alongside incredible writers on some top tier “required reading” Batman stories; including the iconic Hush. But we’re not here to talk about […]
One might think that the titanic juggernaut that is zombie fiction would be slowing by now. Pierre Boisserie has other ideas… The Rage graphic novels are set in the near future where a global pandemic of a mutated form of rabies has swept the world. This virus only affects children, turning them into psychotic killers […]