Author Archive: AidanFortune
Once called a "fountain of useless pop culture knowledge", Aidan is an unashamed geek, grateful that he is allowed share his opinions on a global scale. A journalist by trade, Aidan is a massive fan of comics and recently set up a comics group in Brighton in order to engage more with like-minded people. His home is subject to a constant battle of vintage paraphernalia and science fiction & fantasy toys.
Some things just go together perfectly: fish and chips, salt and vinegar, vampires and angst. The latter has become such a staple of bloodsucking lore that I’m crying out for a happy-go-lucky vampire who sees the positive side of being undead and uses the fact that he can only go out at night to take […]
On October 24-26, over 80,000 fans of comics, science fiction, TV and film converged upon the Excel Centre in London and I was right there in the middle of it. As an early birthday treat, my wife brought me to MCM London Comic Con on the Saturday for a day of all-out geekiness. This was […]
Music From The X-Files: A 20th Anniversary Celebration by John Beal, Joohyun Park, Dominik Hauser (album review).
Gosh, has it been 20 years already? Way back in 1993, a television show that changed how we view ongoing plot-lines and scripting debuted to so-so reviews. Nearly axed in its first season, it was kept alive by a core group of fans and went to air for nine seasons, spawn a spin-off, two feature […]
Patience is not something you’d associate with the permanently angry Wolverine but it’s certainly required to get through Marco Beltrami’s soundtrack. From the very first ‘X-Men’ film, it was quite obvious that Wolverine was the one to watch and after the critically-mauled origin story ‘Wolverine’, Hugh Jackman and co decide to give it another go […]
It’s not often that a writer revisits a character after 36 years but when Stephen King decided he had more to say about little Danny Torrance, hero of ‘The Shining’, many fans, myself included, rejoiced. Another glimpse into the world of isolated hotels and telekinetic powers through ‘Doctor Sleep’ was always going to be welcomed. […]
Everyone has a secret side to them but does yours have the ability to turn into a ferocious animal that can tear a human apart, like the lead character in ‘The Hunter From The Woods’? I doubt it. Continuing on from his 1989 book ‘The Wolf’s Hour’, Robert McCammon presents more of Michael Gallatin, the […]
The stakes are raised in ‘Reaper’s Legacy’, the second book of Tim Lebbon’s ‘Toxic City’ trilogy in which London has been decimated by a terrorist attack and people are developing mysterious and scary powers. When we last saw our heroes, the group had split up with Jack, Sparky and Jenna attempting to find Jack’s father, […]
You may think that ‘The Romanov Cross’ doesn’t belong on a site like this but much if you look under the surface, much like the heroes have to under the Alaskan ice, there is a little bit of supernatural. Facing a court martial for doing the right thing morally but not professionally, army epidemiologist, someone […]
We’ve all done some pretty rubbish things for our jobs. Except for writing on this site, which is great, of course. But would you spend a night in an obviously haunted house surrounded by stuffed rats and a lady who makes the Crypt-Keeper seem friendly? Auctioneer Catherine Howard is tasked with valuing the Red House […]
Look, we all know about ‘Blake’s 7′, it was a much-loved, trend-setting show that fans still think of fondly. So fondly in fact, that merchandise is still being released for it. So what better way to honour the show you love than by cataloguing this merchandise? This book, ‘Blake’s 7: The Merchandise Guide’ is obviously […]