Judge Dredd at Royal Armouries, Leeds 29th to 31st August 2015

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Royal Armouries Leeds
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August 2015
Heroes Day

They’re doing it again!

Royal Armouries will have a Judge Dredd combat scene live at 12:00 using the Dredd uniform from the amazing Judge Minty fan film leant to them by Writer/Director Steve Sterlacchini.

The header image is of the Armouries Andy Deane in the uniform from a previous year. Continue reading

Jaegir: Beasts Within by Gordon Rennie & Simon Coleby – Spoiler Light (preview pages included)

Jaegir CoverJaegir: Beasts Within
Published by Rebellion

UK/IRELAND: 11 September £17.99
NORTH AMERICA: 28 October $22.99
Diamond order code JUL151561

Script: Gordon Rennie
Art: Simon Coleby
Colours: Len O’Grady
Letters: Simon Bowland, Ellie De Ville

Jaegir created by Gordon Rennie & Simon Coleby
Rogue Trooper created by Gerry Finlay-Day & Dave Gibbons

Genre: Sci-Fi

Set in the world of Rogue Trooper (not Friday, that’s a different story) with a bit of a twist. You don’t have to have an in depth knowledge of the original Rogue Trooper series, you’ll get all the information you need along the way. If yopu’ve read Rogue Trooper though you’ll more than likely get a bit of extra fun.

This is the story of Kapiten-Inspector Atalia Jaegir of the Nordland State Security Police, attached to The Office of Public Truth. Yes, she’s a Nort, the enemy of Rogue Trooper’s people, the Southers. Her job is to capture war criminals.

There are preview pages following a contents list at the end of this article. Continue reading

New Dark Judges series starts in Prog 1946 on general release 2nd September 2015 (2 preview pages)

1946The Dark Judges were recently featured in the long awaited fully painted Dark Justice by John Wagner and Greg staples.

Now we are getting a set of prequel stories that take place between the time that Judge Death and his brothers in arms Judged their whole planet, where the crime was Life and the sentence was Death.

The first story appears in Prog 1946 which will be with Subscribers on Saturday 29th August and be on general release in shops in UK & Ireland and Workldwide Digitally on Wednesday 2nd September.

Dreams of Deadworld is a four part series with each episode centred around one of the Dark Judges.

There are a couple of preview pages below, the first is not in Prog 1946, the second is. Continue reading

DC Graphic Novel Collection – 1st issue Batman: Hush part one.

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DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection
Published by Eaglemoss in 60 parts

1st issue £2.99 – 20th  August 2015
2nd Issue £6.99 – 3rd September 2015
Subsequent issues £9.99 – 17th September 2015 onwards

Hardcover
Estimated page count – 160

Previously published in monthly issues by DC

Genre – Superhero

I hadn’t heard about this collection until I was in my local comic store (LCS) earlier this week. First issue, Hush part 1, at £2.99 was too good to pass up and I’ve never read Hush.

I have read quite a lot of DC comics over the years but there are just so many comics I can buy in a year so while I’ve read a good many Batman stories I never got in to this one. I was reading less from DC and Marvel in 2002, when Hush premiered in issue 608 of Batman and as this was to be a year long event it wasn’t for me.

Now though, it’d be rude to pass up at £2.99. Continue reading

Lawgiver MkIII Confirmed! – Saturday 28th May 2016, Bristol.

LG IIISaturday 28th May 2016.

Double Tree By Hilton in Bristol

Ticket Prices TBA

This was only announced today on the Citizen’s Group page on Facebook so there isn’t much I can tell you about yet. I strongly advise signing up to the Citizen’s Group if you use Facebook. You can follow Lawgiver on Twitter.

I have been involved in the previous two Lawgiver events organised by Rule32 Promotions. At both I was Moderator on a couple of Panels. I’ve offered my services again. Continue reading

See how Knights train to Joust – Royal Armouries 19th August 2015

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This Summer at Royal Armouries there have been Horse Training Shows each Wednesday at 12:00 and 15:00.

This week, Wednesday 19th August 2015, the team will take go through their paces training for Jousting. With a special guest, Nicky Willis, a top flight British Female Jouster.

Atkinson Action Horses are a world renowned Horse Stunt Team. They provide Horses, Riders and Training to Film and TV companies worldwide, working in UK, Ireland, India, UAE and more.

One of the Riders appearing with the team this week is Michael Collin who is a stunt rider in Game of Thrones. Not appearing due to filming commitments Ben Atkinson was Aiden Turner’s stunt double in Poldark, all the horses in Poldark are provided by Atkinson Action Horses. Continue reading

Ray Harryhausen a master of his art – his art lives on

ray-harryhausenI was writing today about Star Wars and mentioned Ray Harryhausen.

His films filled my childhood with joy and I still marvel at the techniques he used. I studied film making at school and did some stop motion filming of my own, so I understand first hand the difficulties.

I’m not sure which of his films I saw first, it may have been Valley of the Gwanji, though at the time I didn’t understand how brilliant what I was seeing actually was.

However by the time I saw Clash of the Titans in 1981 I was starting to understand exactly what I was watching. I’d seen many of his films by this point and it was for his artistry that I wanted to watch this particular film. Continue reading