Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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Jericho

January 11, 2009

Well thanks to Stu.Art I am now addicted to another series, and guess what number crunchers cancelled yet another great show. Yep, I’m talking about Jericho. A good series has good characters and good plots. A great series has great character centric plots. Why can’t more writers churn this stuff out and why is it that when they do some idiot in an office decides lets cancel it. If you haven’t seen it i totally recommend it.

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2009

January 7, 2009

I spoke with mike and asked him for an update for all you BICE fans and here it is

The BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO is back

MAY 9TH – 10TH ONLY at the RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL.

We are hosting a special COMIC EXPO this year with all the usual features, Guests, Panels, International Publishers, Artists Alley, Indie Press, Manga Showcase and EXpo EXclusives!

DON’T MISS

THE COMIC EVENT this summer by buying tickets early. Ticket numbers will be limited this year so do not miss out and to make it a little easier on the pocket in these credit crunching days we have teamed up with 2 publishers.

Every Adult pre-purchase ticket holder will receive

FREE OF CHARGE the Comic Expo edition of

FULL CIRCLE Publications 20 page preview issue of Mike Ploog’s Thicker than Blood & Simon Bisley’s Full Circle 2 to celebrate the EXpo EXclusive launch of both books Absolute Editions at the show!

Plus pre ticket buyers will receive a FREE sample copy of the latest Comic book to sweep the nation from the critically acclaimed DFC!

Booking goes LIVE feb 6th details will be on the website.

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2009

January 4, 2009

It’s countdown time again for my Favourite Con in the UK. For one year only due to work at the Hall the con has been moved to the hotel. Mike has released the line up so far as The Butcher is a Friend of the Con

For 2009 we have lined up some very special

EXpo EXclusives!

The RETURN of DR & QUINCH!

Comics legend ALAN DAVIS will be producing a

VERY LIMITED FULL COLOUR A3 Print of the iconic pair ONLY available at COMIC EXPO.

The HOUND of the BASKERVILLES to be UNLEASHED

@ COMIC EXPO!

Award winning publishers

SELF MADE HERO are launching their take on this classic tale with the creative team of Ian Edginton & Ian Culbard.

BLOOD BROTHERS?

Full Circle Publications unleash Full Cirkle and Thicker Than Blood Absolute edition Hardcovers Exclusively at the Bristol Comic Expo!

Full Cirkle Oversized Hardcover – For the first time Simon Bisley’s artwork will be in the large absolute edition format containing a mammoth 168 pages of art.

Thicker Than Blood Oversized Hardcover – For the first time the legendary Mike Ploog’s artwork will be in the large absolute edition format containing 80 pages of art painted by the illustrious Simon Bisley.

The Convention Book will have a specially commissioned

15 YEARS OF VERTIGO cover from

Eisner Award Winner MARK BUCKINGHAM!

The Guest list :  so far!

GARY FRANK   ALAN DAVIS

DAVE GIBBONS      DAVID HINE

MARK BUCKINGHAM LEE GARBETT

MIKE CAREY   JOHN M. BURNS

MIKE COLLINS   ANDREW WILDMAN

ANDIE TONG    JOHN WATSON

EMMA VIECELI    IAN CULBARD

IAN EDGINTON PHIL WINSLADE

JAMES A. HODGKINS CHARLES ADLARD

DUNCAN FREGADO   SEAN PHILLIPS

ROB WILLIAMS    NEIL EDWARDS

PAUL GRIST    GARY SPENCER MILLIDGE

GRAHAM BLEATHMAN

SIMON BISLEY & MIKE PLOOG

in association with REED COMICS

EUGENE BYRNE & SIMON GURR ( Sat only )

The DARWIN STORY – The Great Reading Adventure graphic novel

300 COPIES TO BE GIVEN AWAY @ Comic Expo.

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New Guest Reviewers and Writers Needed

December 25, 2008

If you feel you can write a coherent review or Just write, then The Butcher is asking you to pop along and submit yourself. It’ll be in the case of writers a spot called the corner and as long as it’s not totally obscence or deals with children or animals then it should get posted

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Nightwing,Robin and Birds of Prey to end Febuary

November 4, 2008

I don’t know what to say, I saw that title on newsarama and my heart sank. All three are good titles and especially Tony Bedards Birds Of Prey, yes there is probably a re-boot coming up. But what gives?

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Comic of the Week

November 3, 2008

There were so many comics running for Comic of the week, But Thor 12 took the title. JMS is one of my favourite writers and one of the few reasons that I am still with Marvel. Yes i know that cover is from the American Thor 12 but it is a nice cover. Now to the meat of it, why is this comic of the week. Well for one reason and one reason only. Thor was one of Captain America’s closest friends, Thor goes to Cap’s grave and using Mjolnir envokes Steve’s vow, that nothing not even death shall seperate us if the call is answered, and with a mighty roar of “Avengers Assemble” the shade of Cap is brought from the lands of the dead. Thor asks Cap does he want revenge and if so Thor will be the instrument of his revenge. Cap tells Thor no and explains what the fight was about, it was never about Steve Rogers or Captain America it was about what America meant and the errosion of that meaning. And that Steve/ Cap just wanted peace. So in one of the most touching moments in comics, Thor gives him his moments peace and short circuits all electrical devices capable of transmission, TV,Radio,Internet for exactly 60 seconds. It was a true dust moment I can tell ya

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Mark Millar are you telling porkies?

October 19, 2008

A friend of the butchers has recently unearthed some disturbing news

Image Comics (upcoming January Previews)

AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN TP
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover PETER GROSS

From the writer of WAR HEROES, KICK ASS and the Universal hit, WANTED! It is the next MARK MILLAR graphic novel set to become a feature film! AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

JANUARY 14 – 72 PAGES – FC – $9.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

And after Millar promised War Heroes was his last comic written as a script sale!

Here’s the interview where he said that War Heroes was his last comic to film until after Ultimate Avengers:

Mark Millar talks War Heroes

But this is my last NEW Hollywood thing until the Spring. I’ve pretty much finished all my current commitments and want to get deep into Ultimate Avengers before I start up anything else.”

Can you say “Lying Bastard”?

Now before I get a call from Mr Millars Lawyers i’d like to point out that January is in fact fall/winter so Mr Millar are you telling fibs