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Phoenix Jones, His Nemesis And Seattle’s May Day Protests

It’s a busy day for Phoenix Jones, the most high profile of the Real Life Superheroes, in his home town of Seattle. First, the self-styled supervillain Red Velvet posted a sophisticated-looking video calling him out and challenging Phoenix to unmask …

Swipe File: Judge Dredd And Real Life

It’s getting closer isn’t it? In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to …

Three Arrested Over DVD Warehouse Arson

As I was sadly reporting on Tuesday, rioters set light to the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, causing the complete destruction of held stock. Despite the efforts of forty firefighters attending the scene, numerous independent record labels and DVD and …

And Finally… Apathy In The UK

You know there’s been a lot of fuss in the news (and especially the American news it seems) about riots in England. Truth is, it hasn’t affected 99% of people. Most cities have seen no trouble at all. And even …

V Watches As England Burns

Photo taken by Australian artist Emily Jackett, in Hackney in the East End of London.

Riot Fire Fallout: A Small DVD Label Explains The Trouble They’re In

Some smaller UK DVD and Blu-ray distributors, some of whom also release films theatrically, and others still who sometimes actuall produce films, are suffering serious financial problems in the wake of a fire, caused by arsonists in the London riots, …

A Place In Space In Croydon Still Standing, Opening Again

Despite the wishes and advice from police and local service, the owners of A Place In Space in Croydon have got back into their premises. While fire did blaze down the street as a result of rioting, it stopped next …

Forbidden Planet In Manchester Attacked By Rioters (UPDATE)

The Manchester branch of the comic store chain Forbidden Planet is currently being attacked by rioting youth in Manchester’s city centre. Here’s a shot of the store earlier this evening… UPDATE: The shutters are finally down… Current tweets include; Chloe …

How You Can Help Save Independent DVD And Blu-Ray In The UK With A Click Or Two

Several independent film, DVD and Blu-ray distributors have lost their stock – in many cases, all of their held stock – in a fire caused by the rioters in London. I covered this a little earlier today, but I didn’t …

London Rioters Burn Down Stock Centre Of Several Independent Film Distributors – UPDATED x 5

The stockpile of several small and independent DVD and Blu-ray labels appears to have been burned down by the mobs of looting and rioting crooks in London. Here’s the BBC’s footage of what is said to be the Sony DADC …

A Place In Space Closes Down In Croydon Due To Riots

A Place In Space is a long running comic store in Croydon, London, the centre for a number of fires and riots the last few nights, with Church Street on which it stands currently closed. On their eBay page, they …

Birmingham’s Nostalgia & Comics Smashed Into As UK Riots

There have been riots in London the last few nights, with copycat situations kicking off in Bristol, Liverpoool, Birmingham and Nottingham, with looting and fires common. In Birmingham, looters cleared out an entire computer/TV store, Richer Sounds, right next to …