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Fission Superstar X is an indie action, side-scrolling, shoot 'em up game set in space that has been developed and published by Turbo Pelvis 3000 in Canada. Set for a release in early 2019 for Windows via Steam and the Xbox One, this colourful and funny (funny "haha" not funny "hmm") rogue-lite shooter is anything but easy! Read on...

By: Bill Masuku  |  Posted: 28 December 2018  |  View Comments




E-Sports Highlights: FIFA 19 Tournament At Trenchtown In December thumbnail
Zombiegamer's community e-sports tournaments at Trenchtown in Cape Town are back for a short season that's running in the December 2018/January 2019 holiday period. Here are the highlights of the first tournament, a FIFA 19 event on the PlayStation 4. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 December 2018  |  View Comments




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South African Comics News Roundup: Highlights Of New Releases At Comic Con Africa thumbnail
Learn about what launched at Comic Con Africa - and get some gift ideas in the process - in this final South African comics news roundup for 2018. Plus see some highlights of a few other geeky local-comics moments from the convention. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 December 2018  |  View Comments




Comics To Note: Man-Eaters By Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, And Lia Miternique thumbnail
Something in Portland is on a killing spree. The government will need to round up the suspects while the specialists in the Pacific Northwest's Strategic Cat Apprehension Team will have to work with local law enforcement to catch the killer. The likely suspect is an adolescent girl - but which one? Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 November 2018  |  View Comments




Theatre Review: Monday Night Magic Season 7, Cape Town thumbnail
A new season of Monday Night Magic has debuted in Cape Town, once again hosted by the Cape Town Magic Club. This season is being held in the Artscape theatre complex and will be running until the end of November 2018. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 October 2018  |  View Comments









News: Walking Dead Day Celebrates 15 Years Of The Walking Dead thumbnail
The Walking Dead (the comic) turns 15 this year - the first issue was published in October 2003 - and that means a celebration with all sorts of collectibles for fans of the series. Many comic stores around the world will also be taking part in the event, including Cosmic Comics in South Africa. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 October 2018  |  View Comments



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Comic Con Africa In A Day thumbnail
The inaugural Comic Con Africa was held earlier this month at the Kyalami Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Although there were some first day glitches, and there is definitely room for improvement in some areas, it brought South Africa's geeks together in a grand, and ultimately satisfying, celebration of comics, film, television, gaming, e-sports, and cosplay. Read on...

By: Fazielah Williams  |  Posted: 28 September 2018  |  View Comments




Let Me School You Cats On How To Read Comic Books When You Live In A Small Town And You're Poor thumbnail
While the Marvel and DC film studios flood cinemas worldwide with their superhero adaptations one comics fan recalls a past in which comic books and graphic novels were both expensive and inaccessible to a whole generation of readers and were frowned upon as being relevant reading material by the literature orthodoxy. Read on...

By: Rémy Ngamije  |  Posted: 31 August 2018  |  View Comments




News: Are You The Best Fighter In Sub-Saharan Africa? Prove It In ACGL's Injustice 2 Legendary Series Tournament thumbnail
PlayStation 4 gamers in Sub-Saharan Africa are invited to compete in a free three stage Injustice 2 online tournament being run by ACGL, with a cash prize pool that's worth more than R12 000. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 August 2018  |  View Comments




Mistique Volume II Offers Advice To Soothe The Psyche Of The Modern Woman Of The Universe thumbnail
What should you do if you find yourself suddenly single? Which colours suit your alignment towards order or chaos? What's your dating style? Do you have the appropriate equipment for a self-care moment? Maya LeMaitre's new humour zine, which was launched at Blank Books, has all the answers you are looking for. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 August 2018  |  View Comments




Exclusive: Sneak A Peek At The First Page Of Captain South Africa #2 Ahead Of Comic Con Africa thumbnail
Captain South Africa #1 ended on a cliffhanger but the comic's creator, Bill Masuku, is offering a little teaser of what's to come in the next issue. You can see it here, exclusively, on brainwavez.org. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 17 August 2018  |  View Comments




South African Comics News Roundup: Girl Talk, Sean Izaakse On The Radio, More Werewolves, And Highlights From EGE thumbnail
In this roundup, learn how comics are being used for cancer awareness and education, listen to Sean Izaakse fly the South African comics (and Marvel) flag on local radio, see who was at EGE, and find out how to read the first issue of James Bond: Eidolon for free. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 August 2018  |  View Comments




See Inside The LEGO Certified Store In Sandton thumbnail
What can LEGO fans expect to find in South Africa's first LEGO Certified Store? Here are some details, including pricing of the fan favourites: the Pick A Brick Wall and the Build A Minifigure Station. Plus, see some photographs from the opening day. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 August 2018  |  View Comments




A Library In The USA Had A Stuffed-Animal Sleepover And It Was Adorable thumbnail
The stuffed-animal sleepover, an endearing initiative that started in a library in the USA 11 years ago, has expanded to libraries and book stores across the world. It's an exercise that is proving to have a positive influence on children and their reading habits in a world dominated by screens. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 July 2018  |  View Comments




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News: LEGO Certified Stores Are Coming To South Africa thumbnail
Africa's first LEGO Certified Store will be opening in Sandton City Shopping Centre, in Johannesburg, later this month with more to follow in the rest of the country. This means that local LEGO fans will finally have access to a Pick A Brick Wall! Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 12 July 2018  |  View Comments




Film Review: Deadpool 2 thumbnail
Fourth-wall-breaking protagonist Deadpool has returned to the big screen in a sequel to his 2016 cinematic superhero caper. This time he assembles a group of mutants to neutralise the kind of threat that can only manifest due to the raging anger hormones and nonsensical brain thought patterns of a teenage boy in full bloom. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 June 2018  |  View Comments




Theatre Review: Die Avonture Van Bal-Oog En Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat thumbnail
A murder may have been committed in Ixia Street. Teenagers Bal-Oog and Brommel are on the case to solve the mystery in a comedic theatrical adaptation of an Afrikaans graphic novel that was published last year. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 31 May 2018  |  View Comments




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Theatre Review: Skop! thumbnail
A live-performance artist, a musician, and an Afrikaans slam poet spend just under an hour crafting sound, playing with your attention, and offering you ruminations on life in the experimental theatre piece Skop!Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 May 2018  |  View Comments




India Makes Very Good Single Malt Whiskies - Learn More About Paul John thumbnail
India is the world's largest producer of whisky, though it's not considered as such by connoisseurs as most of what's produced is molasses based. Enter Paul John - a single malt brand made from organic barley grown at the foot of the Himalayas. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 May 2018  |  View Comments







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