SFX 217 Preview

We're slipping into our finest spandex in the latest superhero stuffed issue of SFX

On sale Wednesday 14 December

Got iOS5 for your shiny new iPhone/iPad/iPod touch? You do! Well, did you know you can download issue 217 of SFX direct from Newsstand (our US chums can join in as well ) on the day of release for a mere £2.99? iDevice users still in the dark ages of iOS4.whatever can also download the SFX app direct from the app store, which acts as a portal for you to download (or subscribe) to your favourite science fiction and fantasy magazine. Android users have no reason to feel left out either as you can still pick up the latest issue from Zinio ..

Superhero Smackdown

If you’re a spandex salesman, 2012 is going to be your year: Supes returns in The Man Of Steel , Andrew Garfield dons a brand new web-slinging outfit in The Amazing Spider-Man and the Marvel movie universe comes together in The Avengers . We’re taking a look at them all this issue, from dissecting the new Avengers trailer to looking at 50 thing you need to know about the new Superman movie and an interview with Andrew Garfield. Blimey!

Happy Whomas!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without widespread overeating of turkey, group family drunkenness and the Doctor on the box. We went poking round the set of this year’s Christmas Special, and found ourselves in a whole other world…

We Are The Law

The creators of Life On Mars are stepping into the arena of supernatural law practices in Eternal Law , and we’ve been on set to find out what’s in store.

Parallel Lives

We speak to the showrunners of the ever-brilliant Fringe tease what to expect when the show returns in the new year.

We Believe In A Thing Called Shocks

The Darkness is back! No, not the guitar-toting nutjobs of yesteryear (although, to be fair, they’re back too), we’re talking about The Darkness II , a new videogame which will drop a fright bomb on your face.

Jason O’Mara

Terra Nova ’s premier dino-fighting cop from the future settles down for a chinwag with SFX .

Don’t Miss:

Profiles : We talk to Philip K Dick Award-winning author Rudy Rucker about Alien , William Burroughs and the moral majority.

Spoiler Zone : Misfits, Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Chuck and much, much get the spoiler treatment this issue…

Red Alert

  • We waltz with The Woman In Black .
  • We get the lowdown on the return of Red Dwarf in 2012
  • We corner Robert Sheehan about his return to our screens in The Borrowers .

Rated: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Hugo, In Time, Cowboys And Aliens, Super 8, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Fades, Conan The Barbarian, The Smurfs, The Skin I Live In, Hell Train, Skyrim, Mazeworld, Assassin’s Creed and much, much more…

Here is a flick through of the entire mag !

SFX 217 is on sale NOW, in stores and through Newsstand and Zinio . You can also subscribe to the print version of SFX to save loads on the shop price, or buy a single issue online too.

SFX Magazine is the world's number one sci-fi, fantasy, and horror magazine published by Future PLC. Established in 1995, SFX Magazine prides itself on writing for its fans, welcoming geeks, collectors, and aficionados into its readership for over 25 years. Covering films, TV shows, books, comics, games, merch, and more, SFX Magazine is published every month. If you love it, chances are we do too and you'll find it in SFX.