Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Doctor Who Moving To Later Regular Time Slot

The BBC have decided to move Doctor Who from 7:30 PM to the later time of 8:30 PM.  This was the plan all along once Strictly Come Dancing returns.   The time change will happen on September 27th and will remain the time slot till the end of Series 8.  Here is what a BBC Insider had to say.

“It’s always been the plan for this series of Doctor Who to follow Strictly, once Strictly started, in the same way that Atlantis and previously Merlin did, as this series is on air in the autumn,”

This will be the latest the show has been aired and Doctor Who has been creeping away over time from its Saturday tea time slot where families generally watch it and mainly the younger kids.  The BBC had this to say.

"Viewing levels are still high at that time amongst young audiences and children and Doctor Who has always generated very high levels of recorded playback and iPlayer viewing so lots of children and families already choose a time that suits them over the days that follow."

So whether you like it or not Doctor Who will be on later in the UK a half hour earlier than when it is shown in the US and Canada who both air Doctor Who at 9PM on Saturday night.

Source: Radio Times

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE—Welcome to Fandemonium‏


The second arc of Gillen and McKelvie’s hit series
will arrive in time to shake up your December

“A glorious new comic series about death, creativity and pop.” —Pitchfork 

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.

The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.

HARBINGER: FAITH #0 Flies High with Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill in December!‏

Valiant is proud to announce HARBINGER: FAITH #0 – a brand new one-shot exploration of Valiant's high-flying teenage Renegade and Unity's newest team member!

Coming in December from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Harbinger Wars) and rising star Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger), start reading here to discover how Harbinger's high-spirited teenage fangirl went from the heart and soul of Peter Stanchek's teenage Renegades to the newest member of the world's most elite super-team – UNITY!

As Faith recuperates from the events of Armor Hunters: Harbinger, jump on board and discover the complete, never-before-revealed tale of her origin – just as she steps into the limelight for a brand new story arc beginning in November's UNITY #12!


ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE #1 | Christopher Sebela | Ariel Olivetti

As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!

* The Prometheus crossover event heats up!

* Written by the acclaimed Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, Ghost)!

* Art by Ariel Olivetti (Cable, Conan and the People of the Black Circle)!

ALIENS VS. PREDTOR: FIRE AND STONE #1 is on sale October 8th.


Valiant has three big releases arriving on September 17th and, first up, is none other than THE DELINQUENTS #2 (of 4) from James Asmus, Fred Van Lente, and Kano! As their respective halves of the hobo "ass-map" lead them to the center of 'Murica, Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong are about to finally meet...with some explosive results. (And not just because they stopped at South of the Border. ZING!)

(And if you missed the first issue, look for the second printing on stands on October 1st!)

A lso in stores next week, two major chapters of the ARMOR HUNTERS saga are coming to a close in the lead-up to next week's grand finale in ARMOR HUNTERS #4!

Robert Venditti and Clay Mann Unearth X-O MANOWAR #0 – In Stores October 8th!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR #0 – an all-new, must-read zero issue introduction to the origins of Valiant's alien-armored Visigoth from superstar creators Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Clay Mann (Gambit, X-Men: Legacy)!

In the aftermath of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here with a bold new beginning for Valiant's blockbuster hero as Venditti and Mann chronicle the never-before-revealed rise of Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar! From the brutality of the Roman Empire to the bone-crunching fallout of the Armor Hunters's attack on Earth, start at the beginning to discover X-O Manowar's journey through the ages as Venditti and Mann craft an epic new entry point into the series that IGN calls "fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy."



Issue two of the new Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey series will feature a special variant cover

TOOTH & CLAW, the exciting new fantasy epic from bestselling writer Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City), artist Benjamin Dewey (I Was the Cat, Tragedy Series), Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, PRETTY DEADLY), and letterer John Roshell of Comicraft will feature a very special variant cover by artist Alex Ross of Marvels and Kingdom Come fame.


Join Dark Horse Comics at Rose City Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!


Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.


Below are featured comics and the writers and/or artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale, availability pending.


10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  NEVERBOY Tyler Jenkins, Kelly Fitzpatrick

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  THE VICTORIES Michael Avon Oeming

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. NEXUS Mike Baron, Steve Rude

New Comic Book Checklist For September 17th


    Billy the Kids Old Timey Oddities:TPB: Omnibus
    BPRD: Hell on Earth 14 (Part 1)
    Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Season 10: 7
    Conan:TPB: Savage Sword of Conan 17
    Criminal Macabre: Third Child 1
    Dark Horse Presents 2014 2
    Eye of Newt 4
    Ghost:TPB: 2-White City Butcher
    Leaving Megalopolis:HGN:
    Red Moon:THC:
    Silencers:TPB: Complete Silencers
    Strain: Night Eternal 2
    Witchfinder: Mysteries of Unland 4


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Doctor Who - The Loneliness of the Long - Distance Time Traveller Review

Doctor Who:
The Loneliness of the Long - Distance Time Traveller 
By Joanne Harris
Reviewed By
Steve Taylor - Bryant

It's no secret thathave a lot of time for Joanne Harris. So when one of my favourite writers gets involved with Doctor Who it’s like two worlds have collided and once I get revived by very strong coffee (or Gin) I finally sit down and read Joanne's short story starring the third Doctor, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller. 

Doctor Who - Cover For Doctor Who Magazine 478

Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Plot Details

Marvel has released the plot details for the second Avengers movie Age of Ultron.  It looks like it might be Iron Man heavy in the plot but I can't wait to see it next year.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.