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Fighting With Parcelforce, Customs And UK The Border Service Over Quantum And Woody (UPDATE)

Forgive me if I am a little self indulgent here. But in the UK, our sales tax, VAT, is zero rated for books. Which is great, it means that books, magazines, comics can be imported from abroad and sold without …

Mad Men Series 7 Part One And Mad Men 1-6 DVD Box Sets Up For Grabs

Okay, so Mad Men Series 7 Part One (because they are bastards like that) has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK from Lionsgate. It’s almost the end… MAD MEN returns for its final season, the beginning …

Star Wars VII Is Indeed Filming Under The Code Name AVCO, In The Forest Of Dean

Remember when we said that the new Star Wars movie would be shooting under the name of AVCO, after the cinema that JJ Abrams first saw the very first Star Wars movie? They’re currently shooting in Gloucestershire, England. Which is …

Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Will Be Available, Officially In The UK After All. Gallifrey Stands!

Bleeding Cool were the folks who first let you know that Titan Comics was to get the Doctor Who comics license from BBC Worldwide. We then had to, sadly, let you know that, like the previous license holder IDW, they …

Justice League War Toys Not Available In Canada And Europe Over Safety Issues. USA Is Fine Though.

The  Justice League War action figures below will not be made available in Canada or  Europe due to safety testing issues. Sorry folks. It’s fine to sell them in the US though. Hmmm. Thankfully most will never come out of …

ComiXology Causes Mass Panic Over US/UK Prices. Until It Was All Fixed. (UPDATE)

British ComiXology customers using websites to access the digital comics service were treated to following message this morning. Telling us British folk that, On comixology.co.uk you’ll find our growing collection of bandes dessinées, manga, and tons of your favorite U.S. …

My Search For A Lost British Girl’s Comic Series – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh (UPDATE)

Adi Tantimedh writes, There’s a lot of admirable scholarship on the history of British comics that’s been done, but still not enough of British Girl’s comics. Back in the Sixties all the way to the Eighties, weekly girls’ comics were …

Titan Comics’ Doctor Who Comics Not Available In Print In The UK

It does seem a little ridiculous. A British publisher, employing British creators, licensing a British TV show from a British broadcaster cannot sell the comics in Britain. I’ve just had that confirmed to me by BBC Worldwide after being given …

Things To Do In The Midlands This Week If You Like Comics. And Other Things.

Olly MacNamee writes, The MCM Midlands Comic Con returns to the International Centre in Telford this coming weekend, Saturday 15th February 2014, and as well as popular returning guest Hannah Spearrit (Primeval, S Club 7) the big draw no doubt …

TMNT, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dexter’s Laboratory And Regular Show Comics Banned From The UK

This again. Sigh. It emerges that, despite being successfully distributed and sold for months in the UK, recent lines of licensed comics have, apparently, only been licensed for North American distribution. And everyone kinda forgot. Until now. British retailers have …

Agents Of SHIELD To Return To UK Screens In March, Exact Date TBC

Channel 4 have made it official, announcing that Agents of SHIELD will return to UK screens in March. When in March? They can’t confirm just yet. SHIELD will be returning to Channel 4 most likely in March (exact date tbc). …

Comic Book Boxing Day Sales Around The World (UPDATE)

It’s December 26th! Boxing Day! A day when all the folk who live upstairs in Downton Abbey box up presents and leftovers for those downstairs and the general poor in the area. Or, nowadays, an excuse to run a post-Christmas …

Stan Lee’s Last Trip To Europe – The London Film And Comic Con

The London Film And Comic Con, though longer running, has played second fiddle to the MCM London Expo. It’s more of a meet-and-greet-someone-off-the-telly-or-a-film-you-liked-as-a-kid kind of show, but Mike Conroy has, of late, upped the caliber of the comic book guests. …

How Can We Get Kieron Gillen To Write Transformers?

Spencer Ellsworth writes; If you love Kieron Gillen (if you don’t, shame on you), you may have noticed his fondness for the Robots in Disguise, specifically the UK comic of the 1980s. In Iron Man and S.W.O.R.D. Gillen has brought …

IDW Delays For The UK This Week, Maxximized

Diamond Comic Distributors have told UK stores that their IDW comic due this week may be a week late. The comics include; Maxx: Maxximized #1 TMNT: Classics Vol 7 TPB GI Joe: Special Missions #9 Star Trek #27 X-Files: Season …

Netflix UK Really Want Me To Tell You They’ll Have The Breaking Bad Finale Up In Hours Of Going To Air In The USA

Like the headline says. Netflix really want me to tell you they’ll have the Breaking Bad finale up in hours of going to air in the USA. How badly? They sent me a toy, a mug, a t-shirt…

The Marvel Comics Britain Won’t Be Getting Tomorrow…

Sorry folks, expect a week’s delay on these if you’re in the land of Downton Abbey, Jaffa Cakes and jelly babies as I am… UNCANNY AVENGERS #12 A PLUS X #12 SCARLET SPIDER #22 PUNISHER TRIAL OF PUNISHER #1 (OF …

UK To Receive Severe Allocation On My Little Pony #1 Comic

UPDATE: May not just be the UK… You know how we said IDW had printed over 100,000 copies of My Little Pony #1? It seems they may have missed out a few thousand for whatever reason. Diamond Comic Distributors has …