Lawgiver – a spotlight on our Judges


Lawgiver: A Celebration of Dredd
Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2014
Birmingham UK
Tickets ob sale now

I already released a video of some of our Judges that will be our Official Contingent at Lawgiver but here is a new version with our six Judges.

The voice over is from Jared Butler who provided VO talents for the Judge Minty fan film that will be screened at Lawgiver. We will also be screening Dredd (2012). Continue reading

Brass Sun – six issue miniseries from 2000AD in US Format – Issue 1 28th April 2014


BRASS SUN 1Brass Sun

Published by Rebellion

32 Page US Format
28th May 2014
$3.99 (£2.99)

Ian Edgington

I.N.J. Culbard

Ellie De Ville

This is second US Format excursion from 2000AD following the success of Dredd: Underbelly.

Set in the Orrery, a clockwork solar system in trouble. Global warming isn’t an issue, the sun is dying.

This story follows the travels of Wren, granddaughter of Cadwallader who has a telescope. He can’t have a telecope because they were all destroyed years ago. They live in a Theocracy where the rulers deny science and deny that the sun is dying.

Cadwallader has secrets and he gives some to Wren and sends her away. He knows it is time… but time for what? Continue reading

King Arthur – An Atkinson Action Horses Production – Friday 18th April 2014

King ArthurKing Arthur
An Atkinson Action Horses Production

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATravel back to the land of Camelot with the friendly narrator and his pony, Herbert.

Learn of Arthur and Lancelot. Their competition to be named King of the Britons.

Learn of Guinevere, Queen of the Picts and whether she and her tribesmen will accept the new King.

They face invasion from a Saxon hoard; together can they repel the enemy? Continue reading

Easter Jousting at Royal Armouries 19th to 21st April 2014 – The Competitors

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASaturday 19th April is the first day of this year’s competition for the Jubilee Horn. The horn is seen here in the parade prior to last year’s final.

The event continues all through Easter Weekend. Each day there will be two shows at 12:00 and 15:00. Tickets are available on the Royal Armouries Website.

Friday 12:00 & 15:00
Saturday 12:00 & 15:00
Sunday 12:00
£5.00 Adult £3.00 Children/OAP

Monday 15:00
£6.00 Adults £4.00 Children/OAP

There are four Knights competing for the title over the three days. Who Will prevail and be named Champion? Continue reading

Of Knights and Knaves

A film Directed by Edward Rastelli-Lewis

Screen Play by Emma L Strahand

of knights and knavesGodwin The Jester – Martin Clarke
Henry of Bolsover – Michael Collin
Medieval Boy – Frank Jones
Medieval Man – Stephen Davey
Medieval Woman – Carole Bardsfley
The Physic – Noel Wilson
King of England – David Lemberg

I came across this film last year, having heard that Michael Collin is the main character. Michael is a member of Atkinson Action Horses, a horse display team that perform around the country; you can find articles about their shows elsewhere on this Blog.

The film is a twenty minute short following Henry of Bolsover at the end of a long journey returning a chest to his King.

The film is embedded below and there is a review below the video, there are spoilers at the latter end of the review so please watch the film first. Continue reading

Arthur and Guinevere at Royal Armouries Leeds 11th April – my review

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday at the Royal Armouries was the first show of the Easter season from Atkinson Action Horses. I’m a regular at Royal Armouries and you’ll be able to find several articles on this blog about my visits.

The the right is a picture I took looking up at the stairwell from outside. If you look close you will see it is lined with weapons. Quite impressive.

I popped in to the Museum first and caught Andy Deane doing a talk about the Battle of Flodden. It’s a bloody tale, as most battle stories are. and it went down well with the youngsters in the audience. It wasn’t till after listening to the whole tale I remembered I’d brought my camera.

I watched both shows today, 12:00 and 15:00. The first show I was accompanied by my son, Saul, and his fiance, Ellis. Saul had an appointment at 15:00 so he missed that show but Ellis and I went along anyway. Pictures in this article may be from either show, so that will explain any continuity errors that slip through. Some photos were taken by Kelly Fowler. Continue reading

Pretty Deadly – issue 5 – Spoilers

pretty-deadly-05Pretty Deadly issue 5
Published by Image
April 2nd 2014

Writer: Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art: Emma Rios
Colours: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Clayton Cowles

Cover: Emma Rios

We reach the end of the journey with Foxy, Sissy, Ginny and Johnny.

The Mason’s wife was so beautiful he locked her away so others couldn’t see her. She was so lonely she prayed for death. Death heard her prayers but instead of sending a Reaper he went for her himself. Death found her so beautiful he took her as his own and they had a daughter. That daughter was named Ginny.

Death offered the Mason a deal. Kill the beast born out of the Blood River and he would free the Mason’s Bride. The Mason couldn’t slay the beast, a baby girl with mismatching eyes.

Spoilers below, light as possible. Continue reading