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Who Wants To Be A British Comics Laureate, Anyway?
This is the first time it has done this, previously it has announced the new UK Comics Laureate as a fait accompli This meant last time, there was a lot of bad feeling (on Twitter at least) regarding Stephen Holland, owner of Page 45 comics shop in Nottingham, notably not a comics creator but on[...]
If you're a Netflix subscriber in the UK, then you might just be facing a lot fewer options to choose from in the near future With a Media Bill under consideration in Parliament, the passage would see streaming services being policed by media regulator Ofcom in the same manner as it does traditional broadcast networks[...]
Time Bomb Comics Launches Quantum, a New British Comic For Newsagents
Launching a new bi-monthly comic book for the UK newsstand market And, at least initially, only for newsagents And the new initiative came after the release of the Gerry Anderson licensed comic book Spectrum, which quite be happenstance found a home in the same market. Time Bomb Comics Publisher, Steve Tanner states, "We all thought, "what's[...]
Time Bomb
Accent UK was a collective small press comics publisher collective headed by Dave West of Deva Comics and Colin Mathieson of M56 Comics, and Barry Renshaw's Engine Comics, formed in 2002 to produce themed US format anthologies featuring contributions from dozens of UK independent creators, including the likes of Andy Bloor, Jon H Ayre, David[...]
Last Week Tonight: Sky Cuts John Oliver/Queen Elizabeth II Jokes in UK
Viewers in the UK who were looking to treat themselves to a new episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with host John Oliver almost got their wish We're saying "almost" because it didn't take long for them to realize that they weren't getting the whole episode And that's because Sky cut (though censored seems to[...]
Comic Creators React To The Death Of Queen Elizabeth II
So I found out that the Queen was dead hours after everyone else, as I was attending an interactive version of Guardians Of The Galaxy at Wembley Park in the UK from Secret Cinema, and, emerging after hours of good cheers, swag and making of Ravager friends-for-life, I was informed of the news by Wembley[...]
Forbidden Planet Launches Its First Curbside Service In The UK
This weekend, British comic book retailers received the following message from Diamond UK, the international comic book distributor that remains the exclusive distributor of Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Boom, Dynamite and more American comic book publishers to the UK and Ireland direct market of comic book stores and many other European destinations as[...]
Comic Creators Start To Melt As UK Heads To Highest Temperature Ever
I forget where this story's going. Duncan Jones: For those of you flippantly suggesting that your equatorial homes deal with 40/104 degrees every summer, the problem is that most of the buildings in the UK were constructed when the Thames used to freeze over in Winter They are built to retain heat… Now they are ovens. Mary[...]
saturday night live
Then all of a sudden, the long-running sketch comedy/music series decided to go global in a big way with Deadline Hollywood reporting that SNL reps are currently discussing a deal with Sky to bring a version of the show to the UK While the show has had international editions in China, Germany, Italy, South Korea,[...]
Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
Payne, and Patrick McKay's The Lord of the Rings prequel series will be moving from New Zealand to the UK Post-production on the first season will continue in New Zealand through June 2022, with pre-production on the second season kicking off in the UK after the start of the year (with the production hiring a[...]
Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
On Thursday, we learned that the production will also be undergoing a "new journey" of sorts, with production set to leave New Zealand and move Season 2 production to the UK Post-production on the first season will continue in New Zealand through June 2022, with pre-production on the second season kicking off in the UK[...]
When Mathew Perry, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman officially reunite on screen for HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion on May 27, fans in the UK and Ireland will be joining in on the festivities On Friday, Sky confirmed that the event will[...]
6 Thoughts About Line Of Duty S06E01, From Chis Handler To Jizz Handler
You'd think with the ratings it would be a no-brainer- but the BBC, unlike Hollywood, operates on a year-by-year basis on their shows, and it would have to be renewed, with contract negotiations with everyone involved before that can happen. Line of Duty can be streamed in the UK on BBC iplayer and is currently available[...]
Drag Race UK - Ginny Lemon On This Episode's Massive Gag
If you're keeping up with this season of Drag Race UK, you already know the gaggery from the latest episode If not, you should be warned that there are massive spoilers here So consider the "MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!" sign officially on, and we'll jump into what happened after the spoiler image buffer to take a[...]
Cobra Kai, Attack on Titan Rule US/UK/Global Top 20 Shows (Jan 2021)
got our eyebrows arched with WWE Monday Night RAW, Peppa Pig, and PAW Patrol– while globally, The Walking Dead continues cementing its spot as one of the world's top franchises as Disney+'s WandaVision hits the charts impressively hard. Cobra Kai, Attack on Titan Rule US/UK/Global Top 20 TV Shows (Jan 2021)- Images: Netflix/Adult Swim So thanks to[...]
The Witcher offered early looks at the second season. (Image: Netflix)
With production on the second season of Netflix's The Witcher currently on pause as the UK's new COVID lockdown rolls on, a little good news on the health front Back in the middle of December 2020, we reported that series star Henry Cavill aka Geralt was recovering from "a minor leg muscle injury" sustained during production at[...]
DC Comics Has Turned 5G Into Future State Imprint
Bleeding Cool previously reported how DC Comics, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, IDW and more US comic books were getting a skip week in the UK over Christmas, with double delivery arriving this week for Tuesday/Wednesday sale. Credit: DC Comics Bleeding Cool has confirmed that new comics will be shipping as usual to the UK, for sale on[...]
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Directed by George Lucas Shown: Ewan McGregor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi)
Allegedly, Kennedy was concerned that having the lead character serve as a mentor to a young Luke and/or Leia skewed too close to The Mandalorian-The Child aka "Baby Yoda" dynamic. So we've got some bad news for Boston citizens, good news for Boston citizens, and pretty much status quo for "Star Wars" fans looking forward[...]
No Marvel Previews This Week? What Are They Hiding?
Diamond Comic Distributors assured retailers that all comic books would arrive but that retailers may have to wait a week, maybe two for the whole shebang. However, the UK will be completely out of sorts Diamond UK has told retailers that they will have no Marvel Comics titles to distribute at all the week, with everything[...]