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Preview of Marvel’s The Black Order #1

Following their appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, The Black Order headline their own series starting this Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the first issue here…

They are the five dreadlords, the Cull Obsidian, Thanos’ most feared warriors and disciples… Ruthless villains to a one, the Black Order has been dispatched by the Grandmaster to destabilize a burgeoning empire, and along the way they come to realize that as big and as bad as they are, there is always someone bigger and badder… The bombastic writing style of novelist Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant) and the electrifying artwork of Philip Tan combine for an absolutely unhinged super-villain adventure!

The Black Order #1 is out on November 14th, priced $3.99.

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The Warmasters of Thanos strike in Marvel’s The Black Order

Following on from their appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos‘ Black Order are set to take centre stage in their very own five-issue limited series, which is set to launch this November from Marvel Comics.

“Springboarding from their last appearance in Avengers: No Surrender, Black Order sets the flagitious five on a bloody, brutal, head-rolling take-no-prisoners tear that will pit them against the forces of an entire Galactic Empire–and where they’ll encounter some familiar Marvel faces as well as some bonkers new faces along the way!” teases Svp and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.

Award winning fantasy novelist Derek Landy, author of the critically acclaimed Skulduggery Pleasant series, joins acclaimed artist Philip Tan for the limited series Black Order, an unhinged super-villain adventure!

Dispatched by the Grandmaster to work their ruthless tactics, the Cull Obisidian have set their sights on destruction – but they may discover that there’s someone
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First look at ‘Secret Empire: Uprising #1′

Hydra has taken over! The Black Widow has a dangerous plan to take them down, and it may require the heroes of the Marvel Universe to cross a line they never thought they would… Helmed by Derek Landy, writer of the blockbuster, award-winning Skulduggery Pleasant series, with art by Joshua Cassara (New Avengers) it’s time for Natasha Romanoff to unite the next generation of Marvel heroes against the oncoming forces of Hydra with Secret Empire: Uprising.

“One of the overriding themes in Secret Empire: Uprising is for the heroes not to make the same old mistakes all over again,” said Landy. “The Champions, for instance, are looking for non-violent ways to stop violent opponents, and that ethos spills over into Uprising. How do a bunch of super-powered kids, brimming with optimism, factor in the Black Widow’s dark agenda when confronted with Captain America’s role in the Hydra takeover of America?
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The Rebellion Begins In Secret Empire: Uprising #1 First Look

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Now that Secret Empire is finally underway, it’s consistently succeeded in sparking controversy and inciting much debate among the comic book community with each bold creative decision taken. But, then again, such a thing is to be expected when it’s revealed that Captain America is the head of Hydra and is trying to take over the world. In fact, this past weekend was marked by seeing displeased fans burning the Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day title that saw Rogers be deemed worthy of wielding Mjolnir. The unfortunate thing, however, is that had anyone actually taken the time to read this series, they’d realize how incredible it’s been so far.

As it so happens, rebellions against Hydra aren’t exclusive to the real world, as Black Widow will be rounding up
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First-look preview of Marvel’s Secret Empire: Uprising #1

Black Widow takes the lead in the upcoming Secret Empire tie-in Uprising as the Marvel universe continues its fight against the grasp of Hydra, and we’ve got a first-look preview of Secret Empire: Uprising for you right here…

“One of the overriding themes in Secret Empire: Uprising is for the heroes not to make the same old mistakes all over again,” states writer Derek Landy. “The Champions, for instance, are looking for non-violent ways to stop violent opponents, and that ethos spills over into Uprising. How do a bunch of super-powered kids, brimming with optimism, factor in the Black Widow’s dark agenda when confronted with Captain America’s role in the Hydra takeover of America? What are they willing to do? How far are they willing to go?”

Hydra has taken over! The Black Widow has a dangerous plan to take them down, and it may require the
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Black Widow enlists the next generation of the Marvel Universe in Secret Empire: Uprising

As Secret Empire approaches, Marvel has announced the upcoming release of the tie-in chapter Secret Empire: Uprising, which sees the Black Widow enlisting the young heroes of the Marvel Universe to carry out a dangerous plan that may require them to cross a line they never thought they would.

“One of the overriding themes in Secret Empire: Uprising is for the heroes not to make the same old mistakes all over again,” said Landy. “The Champions, for instance, are looking for non-violent ways to stop violent opponents, and that ethos spills over into Uprising. How do a bunch of super-powered kids, brimming with optimism, factor in the Black Widow’s dark agenda when confronted with Captain America’s role in the Hydra takeover of America? What are they willing to do? How far are they willing to go? This will be the first time many of them have stood side
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Heroes Revolt In Secret Empire: Uprising

Although Marvel’s next major crossover event, Secret Empire, has yet to officially kickoff, advance solicits have let us know that it won’t be long before Steve Rogers’ affiliation with Hydra becomes public knowledge, effectively causing the you-know-what to hit the fan with a vengeance.

As can be expected, the heroes of the Marvel Universe will unite at some point and, right now, it looks like the revolution will begin in the appropriately titled one-shot, Secret Empire: Uprising. Written by Derek Landy and illustrated by J. Cassara, it will see Black Widow draft the next generation of heroes into the coming war.

In case you were wondering, said heroes include: the younger Spider-Man, Miles Morales; the new Falcon, Joaquin Torres; the Totally Awesome Hulk, Amadeus Cho; Riri Williams Aka Ironheart; the Unstoppable Wasp, Nadia Pym; and the Vision’s daughter, Viv.

The creative team recently sat down with Cbr
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Exclusive: Derek Landy's American Monsters competition & cover reveal

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Book 3 of Derek Landy's Demon Road trilogy comes out on the 25th of August. Win advance copies and see the cover for the first time here...

The mighty Derek Landy's Us-set Demon Road trilogy will conclude this summer with American Monsters, due out in all good (and possibly some bad and middling) bookshops on the 25th of August. It'll also be available to buy online if that's your bag.

As the author behind the tremendous Skulduggery Pleasant series, Landy will need no introduction to Ya horror fantasy fans. The Demon Road trilogy is a slightly more grown-up affair that tells the story of Amber Lamont, a teenage girl with a mystical heritage who learns her parents aren't just evil in the figurative making-you-eat-your-broccoli sense.

Landy described the three-part series to us in this interview as containing everything he loved as a horror fan. "Over the course of the three books,
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8 amazing British sci-fi novels of the 1950s

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From Brian Aldiss to Arthur C Clarke, 1950s Britain was rich in fantastic science-fiction novels. Here are 8 of the best...

It seems that every few years somebody announces science fiction is dead. In 2007 it was the turn of Ridley Scott, who then went on to make The Martian, so perhaps these claims should always be taken with a pinch of salt, particularly when we look back over the history of Sf writing over the years and find that it is a genre that is as much defined by current events than by any singular vision of the future.

For that reason, British science fiction in the 1950s was incredible stuff. Anxiety over the powers scientists had unleashed after the dropping the atomic bomb at the end of World War II obsessed many novelists, but so did a sense of despondency at poverty and suffering within a community
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Derek Landy fans! Win tickets to see Gremlins and A Nightmare On Elm Street on the big screen

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We have two pairs of tickets to give away to Derek Landy's I-Scream Spectacular at London's Picturehouse Central Tue the 5th of April...

To celebrate the release of Desolation, the second book in his Demon Road trilogy, Derek Landy, the creator of Skulduggery Pleasant is hosting two special 80s horror-themed fan events on Tuesday the 5th of April in London.

The I-Scream Spectacular events are a 12A screening of Gremlins at 1pm, and an over 18s-only screening of A Nightmare On Elm Street at 8.30pm.

Derek will be discussing the world of horror and both films' influence on his writing, and signing books along with each screening. More details on that here and here.

If you'd like to win two tickets for either event, here's what you need to do...

Head to Twitter to enter. Send a Tweet that reads:

I'd like to win
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Derek Landy interview: Skulduggery Pleasant, Demon Road

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We chat to Skulduggery Pleasant author about the movie adaptation, new trilogy Demon Road, horror influences, Feminism and Doctor Who

Derek Landy is excited. Next week, he's going to see two of his favourite 80s films on the big screen for the first time. His publisher Harper Collins is hosting screenings of Joe Dante's Gremlins and Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street at London's Picturehouse Central (win tickets to both, here) for Landy's legion fans as part of the publicity circuit for book two of his Demon Road trilogy, Desolation.

Landy made his name in Young Adult fantasy with the nine-book Skulduggery Pleasant series about a skeleton detective and his teenage girl accomplice. The huge success of the first Skulduggery novel was a tornado that lifted him Dorothy-like straight out of his family's farm in Ireland and plonked him down in Hollywood where he
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Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock review

Review Andrew Blair 21 Nov 2013 - 10:30

Neil Gaiman perfectly captures the voices of Eleven and Amy in his super-scary Doctor Who short, Nothing O'Clock...

This review contains spoilers.

Some people were holding out for J.K. Rowling being the final author of this book series (the collected paperback edition is out today), or were disappointed when a writer who had already written for the TV series was announced. Likewise, some people were hoping for a person of colour or a woman to be the Twelfth Doctor. However, in both cases there is a strong argument in the incumbent's favour: they're Neil Gaiman and Peter Capaldi. That's at least a little bit exciting, surely?

Gaiman now has the chance, albeit with a limited page count, to ignore the budgetary constraints of the TV show and write the most expensive Doctor Who story he can think of. He does not. Instead, he goes
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Neil Gaiman writing final story in Doctor Who ebook series

News Louisa Mellor 5 Nov 2013 - 06:48

Neil Gaiman will be providing the Eleventh Doctor story in Puffin's monthly Doctor Who ebook series...

Here's a fitting ending to Puffin's terrific run of Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary short stories: Neil Gaiman has been announced as writing the final in the series.

Puffin has published one Doctor Who short story a month since January, one for each of the Eleven Doctors, with a different Young Adult talent each time. From Eoin Colfer, to Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman, Charlie Higson, Philip Reeve, Alex Scarrow and more, the list has included a crop of tremendous authors, and the trend continues with the announcement that Neil Gaiman is to complete the series.

Gaiman's short story will feature the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, and be titled Nothing O'Clock. Here's what he had to say about the story:

"Nothing O’Clock stars the Eleventh Doctor, the Matt Smith Doctor,
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Doctor Who: The Mystery Of The Haunted Cottage

Review Andrew Blair 24 Oct 2013 - 09:53

Derek Landy's Tenth Doctor short story, The Mystery Of The Haunted Cottage, is the funniest of the series by far. Here's Andrew's review...

This review contains spoilers.

Skullduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy asked, according to interviews, for either the Tenth or Eleventh Doctors for his short story, because he favours fast-paced dialogue. He got the Tenth, as apparently someone had already claimed the Eleventh (or he was reserved for them), and although The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage is the funniest of this series by far, sometimes it feels like he's writing for the wrong Doctor.

There are still plenty of Ten's mannerisms; his arrogance, his cruel wit (he laughs at an old lady falling off her bike. Twice) and his lack of self-awareness, but when it comes to the stream of conscious tangents and speech-patterns, there are huge dollops of Matt Smith's Doctor in there.
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Derek Landy Writes The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage

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Cripes! The latest eBook installment from Puffin’s 50th Anniversary collaboration with BBC worldwide will be online on the 23rd of this month. This time, award-winning author Derek Landy brings us the 10th eBook with Tennant’s corresponding Tenth Doctor accompanied by Martha Jones on an adventure apparently inside a book – it all sounds cunningly self-referential! Landy

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News Shorts: December 21st 2010

The first photo of Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston in The Deep Blue Sea, concept art from Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, action figure photos of Megatron's new look in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and posters for Your Highness.

Along with some concept art, Vin Diesel says director David Twohy wants the actor to have three different looks for the upcoming third "Riddick" movie.

"H.R. Giger's wife, Carmen Scheifele, has reported the Swiss surrealist painter who designed the creature for the original 1979 "Alien" is back at work designing for Ridley Scott's untitled prequel..." (full details)

"With the equity and debt swapping all done, MGM has scored $500 million "to fund operations, including production of a new slate of films and television series". Some of that will be channeled to "The Hobbit", some to "Bond 23" and some to marketing films sitting on their shelves including "Red Dawn" and
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News Shorts: December 21st 2010

The first photo of Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston in The Deep Blue Sea, concept art from Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, action figure photos of Megatron's new look in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and posters for Your Highness.

Along with some concept art, Vin Diesel says director David Twohy wants the actor to have three different looks for the upcoming third "Riddick" movie.

"H.R. Giger's wife, Carmen Scheifele, has reported the Swiss surrealist painter who designed the creature for the original 1979 "Alien" is back at work designing for Ridley Scott's untitled prequel..." (full details)

"With the equity and debt swapping all done, MGM has scored $500 million "to fund operations, including production of a new slate of films and television series". Some of that will be channeled to "The Hobbit", some to "Bond 23" and some to marketing films sitting on their shelves including "Red Dawn" and
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