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Spirou & Fantasio 14: The Clockmaker & The Comet

By Tome & Janry Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184045 Part of what makes the Spirou and Fantasio books such a pleasurable read is the breadth of their adventures, from dangerous dictatorships to ribald robots. With this new book we get a brilliantly scripted and exquisitely drawn time travel tale complete with a future descendent of the […]

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Clifton Vol 8: Sir Jason

By Turk & de Groot Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184076 What-ho! Absolutely splendid news old chap. There’s a new Clifton out. Don’t know where the blighter’s been these past few months but it’s a welcome return to the old boy and make no mistake. Retired from active service, Clifton’s taking life easy in Dormhouse, a sleepy […]

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The Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection: Volume One

By Various  Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450560 Rather than another stand-alone collection David Fickling Books have opted to compile a humungous treasury of Phoenix goodies into one tremendous tome. There’s even more of the brilliantly daft Bunny vs Monkey by Jamie Smart, plus his random, surreal cat Looshkin. You can get the next instalment […]

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Spirou & Fantasio Vol 13: Z Is For Zorglub

By Franquin, Jidéhem & Greg Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183628 This one’s a lot of fun. A crazed, misguided scientist attempts to abduct Fantasio with a hairdryer and a driverless car. After this fails he then tries it on Spirou with a purpose, it seems, to simply get a message delivered to the Count of Champignac. […]

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The Bluecoats Vol 11: Cossack Circus

By Lambil & Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183833 The Bluecoats return with another tale of Chesterfield and Blutch, the 22nd Cavalrymen attempting to survive the American Civil War. On this occasion the cavalry’s numbers are so depleted by deadly charges at the enemy there’s not much of a cavalry left, so Chesterfield and Blutch are […]

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The Adventures Of John Blake: Mystery Of The Ghost Ship

By Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450591 Originally serialised in the excellent weekly comic The Phoenix, Philip Pullman has created a time-travelling high seas adventure that even manages to tip a nod in Ian Fleming’s direction.  There’s a ship, the Mary Alice, crewed by disparate men from various periods across […]

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