History of Hellboy - Feature

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It’s been 26 years since we were graced with the birth of Hellboy, from the fiery depths of… well, hell? Despite his questionable ancestry, (being summoned to earth as a baby by Nazi occultists) this devilish half-demon, half-hero has never failed to light up our screens. Now it’s 2019, and in light of the release of Hellboy on DVD, Blu-ray and UHD on 19 August, we thought we would take a look back at the journey of Hellboy, and how this legendary horned-hero has evolved through popular culture over the last two decades... [click here...]

 

UFO - Soundtrack review

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Over 12 sessions, spanning around 18 months, Barry Gray recorded the score that would appear in 26 episodes of the alien invasion series UFO… and the surprise was that instead of matching the heightened visuals with big sounds he generally did the reverse. The music written for UFO is mainly quite sparse on instrumentation. It also relies heavily on repeated motifs and common phrases, such as the four-note hook of the main theme... [click here...]

 

Tank Girl Forever #2 of 4 - Comic book review

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The world called out for a true superhero! Unfortunately, it got the wrong number, and Tank Girl answered! Joanie is back… but who the heck is she? Tank Girl’s chaotic caped capers continue, with the secret origin of Joanie – and another round of superheroic slap-fights…! [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Hidden Human History - review

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Eisner-nominated comics writer Jody Houser teams up with Roberta Ingranata, Rachael Stott and Enrica Eren Angiolini for a brand-new adventure in time and space featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her gang! This critically acclaimed new story sees the Doctor, Ryan, Yaz and Graham stumble upon a sinister alien race with a thirst for human blood! Their second comic-book adventure has the team tracking the Stilean Flesh Eaters throughout history, encountering friends old and new along the way. For once, the Doctor’s companions seem to know more about what’s going on than she does, thanks to a podcast, Hidden Human History, that everyone is listening to – everyone except the Doctor, that is… [click here...]

 

Tank Girl: Action Alley - Graphic novel review

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“This surely is some singularly oddball activity…” The action-packed opening to Tank Girl’s first ever ongoing comics series, from creator Alan Martin and outstanding artist Brett Parson. When Tank Girl gets some bad news, the gang races across the country to make it to her ailing (adoptive) mother. But their journey, in the newly christened Tankmaster, leads them right through Action Alley – a place full of wild, insane creatures and dark, evil forces. Join Tank Girl, Booga and the rest of the team on another thrilling misadventure… [click here...]

 

The House That Dripped Blood - Blu-ray review

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Second Sight Films releases the Amicus portmanteau classic from 1970, The House That Dripped Blood, written by Psycho author Robert Bloch – a prolific writer of short stories – and debut directed by Peter Duffell. This Limited Edition Blu-ray Edition includes a rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys, a 40-page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger, and a reversible poster featuring new and original artwork. Police Detective Holloway (John Bennett) is called in from Scotland Yard by a local police sergeant to investigate the grisly events that have taken place at a mansion house available for rent. One by one, the tales are relayed to the dismissive Holloway... [click here...]

 

Tank Girl Ongoing #5: Tank Girl Forever #1 of 4

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The second story in Tank Girl’s anarchic ongoing series begins, as our heroine finds herself caught up in a world of superhero silliness and four-colour, four-letter fisticuffs! Tank Girl Forever starts here – an all-new tale exploring the weirdest corners of Tank Girl’s world…! [click here...]

 

Xbox One S: Vertical Charging Stand - review

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Venom, a UK provider of gaming accessories, has released a Vertical Charging Stand in white, a multi-functional accessory designed for use with the Xbox One S. The stand is perfect for freeing up a little space, for keeping your controllers fully charged and your most played games close to hand... [click here...]

 

Magic: Rise of the Gatewatch - Book review

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Originally published by Wizards of the Coast in 1993, Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game which remains ever popular to this day. Magic: The Gathering: Rise of Gatewatch is a visual celebration of this award-winning phenomenon... [click here...]

 

 

How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy - Soundtrack

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Silva Screen Records presents a compilation album of music from the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy. The album features 14 exhilarating themes (55 min, 10 sec) from John Powell’s scores, performed by London Music Works. Based on Cressida Cowell's popular children's book, set in a mystical Viking world, the animated trilogy follows the story of teenager Hiccup, and dragon Toothless. Aspiring to be a dragon slayer, Hiccup captures his first dragon, but instead of killing Toothless, he befriends him... [click here...]