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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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The Dark Knight Returns cartoon. Frank Miller happy?

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The Dark Knight Returns cartoon. Frank Miller happy?

In case you missed it, there’s an animated version of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns coming our way soon. Here’s its trailer. Is Frank Miller happy over this? Well, he’s not Alan Moore, who would automatically have a face like a slapped hobbit over anybody who makes one of his properties into a movie […]

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Skyfall trailer.

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Skyfall trailer.

We could tell you how cool James Bond is – so cool, in fact, that even the Queen wants to go parachute jumping with him, but instead let’s just cut to the chase (well, quite a few chases actually), and give you the trailer for Skyfall and… Bond, James Bond.

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CW network’s secret weapon: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along!

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CW network’s secret weapon: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along!

In all the history of secret weapons – from the V2 rocket to Ming the Merciless crashing moons into Earth – there can be none more potent than the piece of superhero-themed musical geekdom that is Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, with Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion. CW Network is making […]

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The Legend of Korra – anime or not?

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The Legend of Korra – anime or not?

The Escapist magazine is asking the probably rather pertinent question, is The Legend of Korra anime or not? Also addressed in their article is the wider question of can Americans create anime, and given anime is ‘meant’ to be Japanese, should artists even try without breaching the trade descriptions act? I would argue Korra kind […]

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Sliding Void, free (for now)

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Sliding Void, free (for now)

The first book in Stephen Hunt’s space opera novella serialization, Sliding Void (same as the series), is currently free from a number of outlets. You can download it from Smashwords here (they crumpled under the weight of downloads recently and started returning a 404 server error, but don’t worry, they’re now back). Or you can […]

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Arrowing in.

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Arrowing in.

Feeling those Smallville blues now the young hunk from Krypton and his many loves and friends is no longer on the TV screen? Well, here comes comes the cure, in the form of Arrow (as in Green Arrow, you numpty). To whet your appetite, allow me to present you with a couple of pics and […]

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Mr Fax San, hai!

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Mr Fax San, hai!

Here’s an amusing story from the BBC’s Tokyo correspondent. Apparently, In Japan, the fax machine is not so much gathering dust in the loft (like Mr Frog’s), but still has a central plinth reserved for it in the centre of most offices and homes. This, we are told, comes from the Japanese’s abiding love for […]

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

What is this in the UK, the Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012 have just come into force today? We’ll save you the preamble through the turgid and almost unintelligible preamble of legal-speak and cut to the chase. 1 – if the Video Standards Council don’t give your game a rating, then attempting to sell it […]

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

Gun control is one of those things that tends to divide the denizens of the USA (not so much a problem in the UK anymore – bar a few farmers still holding onto licences that allow them to keep a weapon at home).  Well, here’s a story to make you shiver. A 3D hobbyist in […]

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2012 Manning Award nominees announced.

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2012 Manning Award nominees announced.

This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (aka The Manning Award) have been announced. The 2012 nominees are:     Craig Cermak, artist of Voltron, Year One (published by Dynamite)     Martin Cóccolo, artist of Helldorado (published by APE Entertainment)     Tyler Crook, artist of Petrograd (published by Oni Press) and B.P.R.D. (published […]

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