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Before I start this review of Sundays show I need to tell everyone a little bit about myself, my love for wrestling and why shows like this mean so much to me.

I started going to wrestling shows 36 years ago in the days when every Saturday would feature 45 minutes of wrestling entertainment on World of Sport on ITV, with the likes of Johnny Saint, Jonny Kidd, Kendo Nagasaki and Bert Royal gracing the screen. I’d attend local shows in Peterborough and remember these trips with great fondness as this was one of the few activities I remember doing with my Dad,  hence the special place wrestling has always had in my heart.

I was an avid fan of the big federations as a ‘grown up’, with first WWF (it’ll never be WWE to me despite what the people with the panda say) , then WCW but gradually my interest waned as storylines became too preposterous and eventually I gave up on it altogether. Then, whilst in converstion with one of my shop regulars I was pointed in the direction of ROH, specifically a matchup between Aries and McGuiness and thus the avid fan I am now was reborn, phoenix like, to plague my wife with my obsession. ROH only kept my interest for a while as I found the shows pacing to be wrong with too many high spots, but during this time I did discover Chikara, which I genuinely believe to be the best wrestling federation in business today, as well as Dragon Gate, EVOLVE & PWG 

Anyway, earlier this year I attended my first IPW:UK event and was suitably impressed. You can read a review of that show, the Summer Sizzler, here , so I was looking forward to their 7th anniversary show with real high hopes, especially considering the card announced. Read on to find out why I believe the 7th Anniversary show tops ANYTHING I have seen in person in all those years and stands up favourably to the hundreds of DVD’s I have purchased over the last few years. Read More »

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PREVIEWS #279 DECEMBER 2011 PI

ANGEL & FAITH #4 REBEKAH ISSACS VAR CVR $2.99
ANGEL & FAITH #4 STEVE MORRIS CVR $2.99
BPRD BEING HUMAN TP $17.99
MPD-PSYCHO TP VOL 10 $12.99
STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #2 (OF 6) $3.50
STAR WARS DARK TIMES OUT O/T WILDERNESS #3 (OF 5) $2.99

BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #2 (OF 7) $3.99
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN DONT BLINK #1 $7.99
DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN SECRET IDENTITY #2 $7.99
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #18 $2.99 Read More »

BPRD HELL ON EARTH RUSSIA #3 $3.50
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #6 MOON CVR $7.99
MILK & CHEESE DAIRY PRODUCTS GONE BAD HC $19.99
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT DELUGE #4 (OF 5) $3.50
USAGI YOJIMBO #142 $3.50

ALL STAR WESTERN #3 $3.99
ANIMAL MAN #1 3RD PTG $2.99
AQUAMAN #3 $2.99
BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR HC $29.99
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #3 $2.99 Read More »

CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #10 $3.50
MASS EFFECT INVASION #2 (OF 4) CARNEVALE CVR $3.50
STAR WARS INVASION REVELATIONS #5 (OF 5) $3.50

BATMAN #3 $2.99
BATMAN A DEATH IN THE FAMILY TP NEW ED $24.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN TP VOL 02 BATMAN VS ROBIN $17.99
BIRDS OF PREY #3 $2.99
BLUE BEETLE #3 $2.99
CAPTAIN ATOM #3 $2.99 Read More »

After the success of our inaugural Demoncon comic and gaming convention we realised we needed to follow up the success with another event as soon as possible. As the gaming side of things had garnered less interest during the first evnt we decided to focus Demoncon2 just on comics, asking (or is that harrassing) as many artists and writers to attend as we could cram into the venue without it bursting. ‘Food outlet explodes from over stuffing of illustrators’, would make a somewhat bizarre headline in the KM. With the guest list numbers settled at 16 it was good that on this occasion I had two capable pairs of hands to hand over the organisation of the event to being as the last time I’d nearly suffered a total meltdown. Jon Rapley and Nicholas Lawrence took over the running of the event on the day and couldn’t have done a better job. Table plans were drawn up, guests were ‘meeted and greeted’, furniture was relocated and raffle prizes were acquired. All that was left for me to do was enjoy the day with my children, which this time, unlike at the first event I was able to do as I was able to relax and as the poster given to me by guest, Tony Lee, says, ‘Stay Calm and Read Comics’. Read More »

BALTIMORE CURSE BELLS #4 $3.50
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #3 JEANTY VAR CVR $2.99
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #3 MORRIS CVR $2.99
DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #5 (OF 5) PHIL NOTO CVR $3.50
KULL THE CAT & THE SKULL #2 (OF 4) $3.50
ORCHID #2 CARNEVALE CVR $3.50
PC CAST HOUSE OF NIGHT #1 (OF 5) JENNY FRISON REG CVR $1.00
THE OCCULTIST #1 (OF 3) STEVE MORRIS REG CVR $3.50

BATGIRL #3 $2.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 $2.99
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM TP VOL 02 LEVIATHAN $17.99
BATWOMAN #3 $2.99 Read More »