The London Super Comic Convention For February 2012

The London Super Comic Convention is a new London-based comic book convention set for February 2012, using the same location at the biannual MCM, the ExCel Centre in the East End of London. The organisers are a mysterious lot, the most I could find out was through the website being registered to a doctor operating […]

Caption Comics Convention Returns To Oxford For 19th Year

After that last article, I need a feel good British comic con story. Caption. It’s the longest running comic book convention in the UK. But you won’t find any movies there, TV show cast, or even a medium-sized comic book publisher. Because Caption, returning to Oxford this weekend for its 19th year, is a small […]

Who Wants To Visit The X-Mansion?

Thanks to Architectural Digest, a look at sets used in the upcoming X-Men: First Class, with locations identified… Englefield House in Berkshire is the X-Mansion, inside and out.It can be visited by groups on appointment, but the gardens are open to all. The estate’s wood-paneled library. But the bunker basement of the X-Mansion was built […]

Gio Spinella And The Politics Of Comics

Last year I was pleased to uncover the secret political career path of Nick Spencer before he skipped Cincinnatti for New York to write comic books. Well, the Camden New Journal has done the opposite, uncovering the secret comic book backstory of Conservative councillor Gio Spinella. Oh and they do have fun with it. In […]