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Piranha Comics To Be London's Largest Comics Chain And They're Hiring
And, about to open a third store in Watford, that will see them have three stores in Greater London – one more than Forbidden Planet Okay, so Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West end may be bigger than all three Piranha Comics stores, but size isn't what's important, it's what you do with[...]
Batman: The Detective #1, A New Squire, But How Does London Stand Up?
I mean, Tom Taylor is not the first to make that mistake, the series of 24 that was actually filmed in London made the same mistake – and was equally clowned. But it does mean that when Tom Taylor writes a new comic book set in London, I will give it a beady eye And today[...]
Cycling Into London As Comic Shops Open For The First Time This Year
I cycled into London today, as lockdown rules changed, allowing the opening of non-essential retail stores in England Which included comic book shops So I grabbed a Boris bike in Putney and went in What started out with snow and sleet turned into glorious sunshine Soho itself had pavements thronged with restaurants and vars spilling[...]
Funeral For Alison Brown of the London Cartoon Museum, This Thursday
In January, I was devastated to learn of the death of Alison Brown, curator at the London Cartoon Museum and a longstanding friend She died, cruelly young, at 39 from COVID-19 Her funeral will take place this Thursday morning at Hither Green Crematorium. A JustGiving donations page has been set up by her partner of twelve[...]
With England in the midst of civil war and Lord Harwood's (Jason Flemyng) Raven Union looking to take control of the country, Alfred (Jack Bannon) finds himself torn between looking out for himself and his clients Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz)- who are slowly becoming more and more like family- and[...]
London Film And Comic Con Announces It's On For July
The London Film And Comic Con event for March 2020 went ahead, despite coronavirus fears and the odds are it was probably a superspreader event, despite all the hand sanitiser around It was a different time In the light of the British government promising vaccines offered to all 17-year-olds and over by the end of[...]
Justice League Zack Snyder Cut Gets A Menu Option
It's Justice League time.  Two years ago, Bleeding Cool reported on a DC Comics-themed restaurant planned to open in London's Soho, called DC World, and then Park Row Obviously, with the current situation, plans have been put on hold But with the release of the Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League, they have another solution. Ahead of[...]
Alison Brown of the London Cartoon Museum, Has DIed
Alison Brown, who was the retail and front of house manager at London's Cartoon Museum since 2006 has died, after catching the coronavirus She had been in hospital with a stomach infection last month and had been recuperating in a hospital ward Diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday the 9th of January, on Sunday she was[...]
MCM London Comic Con October 2020 Cancelled
But today has announced the return of its two biggest shows, MCM London and MCM Birmingham Here's the letter they sent to vendors; We are excited to announce that MCM Comic Con is back in 2021! As we look forward to building you the best and safest events possible, the forthcoming MCM Comic Con calendar of events[...]
#9 Small Axe: BBC/Amazon Prime - Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 of 2020
So with that in mind, our year-end countdown continues with BBC One and Amazon Prime Video's Small Axe. Small Axe from BBC and Amazon Prime (Image: Amazon screencap) Created and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Widows), the award-winning, critically-acclaimed British anthology film Small Axe tells five distinct, powerful, and thought-provoking stories highlighting what life[...]
No Wonder Woman 1984 For London
Yesterday, I saw Wonder Woman 1984 at the BFI IMAX screen at London Waterloo At the time, I didn't realise that this experience would be denied all other Londoners when the movie is released tomorrow, and London goes into Tier 3 lockdown until the end of the year. Credit: me HBOMax is not available in the UK,[...]
Gosh Comics of London Joins Bookshop.Org
Gosh, the finest comics shop in London has joined that site whereby you can shop online knowing your cash is going to independent bookstores rather than, well… Jeff Bezos So if you can't shop at the actual place, (and I believe there may be reasons why that's an issue right now,…don't know if you've[...]
Oxfam Can't Put Comics On Display Without Them Being Stolen
Here's a photo as spotted by comic book reader Barry Flinstone in the Oxfam charity shop in Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, and shared with Bleeding Cool A sign that says so much… "The Comics Box has been moved due to repeated theft Please ask at the counter for its new location Thanks." So who is repeatedly[...]
How London's Orbital Comics Is Selling Robert Crumb In Lockdown
But Orbital Space, just round the corner from Forbidden Planet in London, has another twist on this I popped by just before lockdown locked down. Rich Johnston, outside Orbital Space, sans mask. Sorry everyone, mask on first. Rich Johnston, outside Orbital Space, with mask. Better This is still the mask I got in my Loot Crate back in January[...]