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English Comic Shops Can Open Back Up on June 15th Boris Says So

English Comic Shops Can Open Back Up on June 15th, Boris Says So

Yesterday saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson's right-hand man Dominic Cummings try and defend his lockdown-busting behaviour as some kind of vehicular eye-test. Which saw officials having to issue public guidance for people to not to use short driving trips to test their eye-sight, even faster than disinfectant manufacturers had to, to stop people injecting themselves […]

Diamond UK Distributing to British Comic Shops For Sale on May 11th

Diamond UK Distributing to British Comic Shops For Sale on May 11th

Diamond Comics UK has been holding the final week of American comic books that were sent across the Atlantic before the shutdown in their Warrington offices. Which mean that while US and Canadian stores got the launch of Hellions and the Road To Empyre, the British shores didn't. Bleeding Cool reported that Diamond UK would […]

British New Comics Day Is Thursday This Week. Next Week Who Knows

British 'New Comics Day' Is Thursday This Week. Next Week, Who Knows?

Normally, British comic book stores receive their weekly comic book delivery from the USA on Tuesdays, to be sold on Wednesdays. This week, I am told, deliveries won't reach UK stores until Thursday, as a result of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As for future weeks? Well, that is up in the air. Diamond […]


Rellik: Cinemax Teases UK Time-Reversed Murder Mystery Series

Rellik: Cinemax Teases UK Time-Reversed Murder Mystery Series

We've seen all types of variations of the "physically/mentally scarred detectives who have to pull it together to track down a huge evil" theme over the years. Sometimes, one of them turns out to be a ghost. Other times, they're time displaced and can only communicate through something like an old radio. There was even […]

Rendlesham: Sony Pictures TV To Tell UFO Story Of Britains Roswell

Rendlesham: Sony Pictures TV To Tell UFO Story Of Britain's Roswell

and U.K. “When Eleventh Hour Films drew my attention to this extraordinary piece of British and American history it pressed all my buttons and I think it will do the same for a wide audience.” - Ahearne Rendlesham is inspired by a reportedly "true" UFO incident at a US air base close to the village of Rendlesham,[...]


Brexit Has Made The Vive Even Less Accessible In Britain

Brexit Has Made The Vive Even Less Accessible In Britain

There are many things that early adopters have to eat when they pick up new technology. Retail prices before any cuts or discounts is one. However, it seems the Brexit has just made some Vive early adopters a little better. It's been announced by HTC that the Vive is getting a price hike from £689 […]

Brexit Pushes Up Price Of US Comics By Up To 25% In Three Days Time

Brexit Pushes Up Price Of US Comics By Up To 25% In Three Days Time

The collapse of the pound sterling against the US dollar as a result of Great Britain's referendum result to leave the European Union, has today had its effect on the price of comic books.Diamond Comic Distributors has informed comic book stores that prices have increased as a result of changes in exchange rates, the first[...]

David Cameron Praises Star Wars During Prime Ministers Question Time

David Cameron Praises Star Wars, During Prime Minister's Question Time

After batting away a question from Douglas Carswell MP who switched earlier this year from Cameron's Conservative Party to UKIP.After that, Oliver Downden MP asked Cameron, Oliver Downden:  The triumphant Star Wars saga began life at Elstree Studios in my constituency, which continues to produce hits such as The Kings Speech and Suffragette.Speaker: Order! Order! The gentlemen[...]

Nick Clegg Defended The Right To Offend At The Political Cartoonist Awards 2015 (VIDEO)

Nick Clegg Defended The Right To Offend At The Political Cartoonist Awards 2015 (VIDEO)

I went to the British Political Cartoonist Of The Year Awards last night. I wasn't nominated (web cartoonists aren't – and that was the only reason, okay?) but plenty of fine cartoonists were. And in an expansive church hall in St John's Square in London's Westminster, politicians, cartoonists, researchers, and lobbyists mingled, with a free […]

Is American TV Leaving Dollars On The Table The Panel Show

Is American TV Leaving Dollars On The Table? The Panel Show

Often pionoeered in other markets, it was the UK versions in English that took the fancy of US execs and saw the success of the likes of Deal Of No Deal, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Weakest Link, Pop Idol (becoming American Idol), Big Brother, Britain's Got Talent, The X-Factor, The Voice and[...]


Suicide For Austere Times &#8211 Welcome To #WealthFair

Suicide For Austere Times – Welcome To #WealthFair

It ties up valuable public resources that are best reserved for those most deserving.ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF SUICIDE: Please remember that by eliminating yourself you are putting the Great back into Britain And that you are British Care must be taken to not inconvenience anybody Always remember to pin a polite note to your clothes explaining[...]

Diamond Comics Bans Black Kiss 2 In Britain Permanently For Fear Of Customs

Diamond Comics Bans Black Kiss 2 In Britain Permanently For Fear Of Customs

Bleeding Cool first told you that Black Kiss 2 #1 by Howard Chaykin was going to be more sexually explicit than many had previously thought, then that it  had been held by UK Customs, while Diamond UK negotiated a release the week after, with a note to retailers reminding them of the adult nature of […]

An Attempt At A Glossary For Americans Watching The Olympic Opening Ceremony

An Attempt At A Glossary For Americans Watching The Olympic Opening Ceremony

The countdown of numbers took examples from across Britain, and especially London 18 in neon was taken from the sex shops of Soho.4 The trip down the Thames was incredibly stylised from its mythical start through institutions of Henley, Richmond, the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race and into London, with the a snatch of the theme tune[...]

More From The British Rob Granito

More From The British Rob Granito

More from the British Rob Granito, exhibiting at comic conventions across the UK… and the deviantArt he appears to be swiping then selling as prints… Once again, thanks to Donna Evans for coordinating lots of this… Original art from Ryan, Justine Lerma, Eduardo Vieira, Joe Jusko,         Original art from Walter O'Neil, […]

Are British Creators Up For A Pay Rise&#8230 And British Readers For A Pay Out

Are British Creators Up For A Pay Rise… And British Readers For A Pay Out?

Dollars per one British Pound.  Average of Month.Month Date Forecast Value 50% Correct +/- 80% Correct +/-0 Apr 2012 1.6000 0.000 0.0001 May 2012 1.597 0.018 0.0402 Jun 2012 1.564 0.023 0.0523 Jul 2012 1.543 0.027 0.0614 Aug 2012 1.484 0.030 0.0675 Sep 2012 1.456 0.033 0.0736 Oct 2012 1.429 0.035 0.078What will this mean to Britain and the comics industry? Well, firstly, British creators will get paid more A stronger dollar translates into more pounds Which means the US publishers will be more attractive to UK publishers and 2000AD may[...]

Tim Pilcher Says Too Many Cons Not Enough Pros

Tim Pilcher Says Too Many Cons, Not Enough Pros

Tim Pilcher, ex-editor of DC Comics, and current head of Comic Book Alliance writes for Bleeding Cool, after attending and exhibiting at this weekend's Bristol Comics Expo; I've been attending comic conventions in Bristol ever since Kev F Sutherland first set one up to replace the defunct UKCAC, way back in 1999. That's 13 years—unlucky […]

Three British Comic Cons In Three Weekends

Three British Comic Cons In Three Weekends

It is a little ridiculous. (Photo by Roger Gibson) This weekend is the Bristol Comic Expo, the genetic inheritor of the old UKCAC conventions. With guests such as Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Ian Churchill, Mike Carey, John Higgins, Anne Stokes, Gary Erskine, Dylan Teague, Rob Williams, Ian Edginton, Lee Garbett, Neil Edwards, Paul Cornell, David […]