Four British schoolboys had just been called from class. They were ten days away from their A-level exams, the ones that determine the direction the rest of their lives would take, but they’d been interrupted from their studies to discuss the deepest secrets of the universe—their work hunting for the magnetic monopole…
With the recent news that the revived series of Doctor Who will soon get its own spinoff series of Audio plays featuring UNIT, you might have wondered about the long history of Doctor Who on Audio. Want to dig in? There's a world of stories out there that if you just watch the show, you're missing out on!
Peter Parker is essentially the original teen hero in many comic readers eyes - the balance between his teenage life and the great responsibility of super-heroism is what helped made him into one of Marvel's most popular characters. But why are Marvel so afraid of moving the character on from that point?
Whenever someone questions the logic of a film, book or TV show, it's almost inevitable someone will trot out Alan Moore's 'This is an Imaginary Story' quote from Superman #423 in response. But they're using it wrong - and in the process, completely missing the point of what Moore was saying.
So, Agent Carter. Pretty good! At least, I hear that. Like most of the UK and Europe, I've not seen it - and it's unsure when or if we will. It sucks just as much as it usually does when we're left waiting for a show, but in this case, it paints a worrying precedent as more creators establish shared universes.
Over the weekend, we had the crazy rumour (one pretty much immediately quashed) that Batman v. Superman would be split into two films. It's not to be, but let's have a bit of a thought experiment - what if we did get the split movies? Honestly, I think it might have been better for DC's fledgling cinematic universe.
The start of a new year is a time for looking forward - and as a fan of Comic book movies and shows, there's definitely lots I'm excited for in 2015. But looking back on the last year, I find myself hoping that all the Comic loveliness ahead of us remembers one of the best lessons learned in 2014: it's okay to be fun.
2014 has been a great year for Marvel: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy dominated the blockbuster market this year, Agents of SHIELD found its footing and they unveiled big plans for the next 5 years. But 2015 might be the Studio's most important year since Iron Man débuted in 2008.
2014 has been an amazing year for Pop Culture - and equally great for fans of all things merchandise. Whether it be vinyl toys, action figures or high end figures and statues, there's been a lot of lovely toys to buy, much to the chagrin of our wallets! Here's some of our favourite Toys of the year.
Last week we covered the unfortunate awfulness of Buffy's HD remastering, and it got me thinking - even if Buffy had gotten the treatment it rightly deserves, is it something that needed to be done in the first place?
The idea of Black Mirror, the twisted British dystopian series, having a Christmas special might seem odd. But while White Christmas does give us a dark near future that’s not all tinsel and lights, its trio of tales is really all about a truly Christmassy message of compassion and empathy. Spoilers ahead...
New rumours surrounding Sony say that any potential deal between them and Marvel for Spider-Man movies á la MCU would see the end of Andrew Garfield's time as Peter Parker. But why ditch one of the few great things to come from Sony's mishandling of the Spider-Man franchise?
Marvel's Star Wars comic is starting next month, so with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Dark Horse's comics. It's a real goodbye too: a few will get republished, but after December 31st you'll no longer be able to buy Dark Horse's Star Wars line. Here's the must-read stories to grab before they're gone forever.
Christmas is nearly here, and we've all got gamers in our lives that are looking forward to a holiday filled with playing games - whether they're video games or physical ones. Looking for something for the gaming fan on your gift list? Here's what you need to make gamers of all ilks happy this holiday.
There seems to be a growing dissent against Cosplayers. Recently they've been blamed for the Economy, and over the weekend we saw former Micronauts artist Pat Broderick hit out at Cosplayers on Facebook. But what detractors don't get is that attacking Cosplay is attacking the very fans that love and admire their…
As you might have known, this week an officially licensed game set in the HBO version of the Game of Thrones universe was released. Naturally as a fan, I checked it out - and while I enjoyed it, I was jarred by how much it felt like it was just a retread of stories Game of Thrones had already told.
With the première for The Battle of The Five Armies this week, many sites reported on comments made by Jackson about legal issues could keep him away from the rest of Tolkien's Middle-Earth tales. While it's still sad to see these sagas end, his departure might mean good things for Epic Fantasy at the Box Office.
James Gunn confirmed over the weekend that alas, Nova wouldn't be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe début in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. A disappointment for fans of the Marvel Cosmic surely, but honestly - we shouldn't be that broken up that Nova isn't coming to the big screen yet.