The Utopian and his fellow members of the Union are the cover stars of SFX magazine issue 340, which is now sitting in the shops, patiently waiting for you to take it home. Below we run down just a few highlights of the issue; alternatively, you can get a feel for the contents by skimming through this digital preview.
Should you have any problem finding a copy – or are self-isolating – you can always order a copy online and have it delivered to your door (while stocks list). In the UK, the price (including P&P) is the same as buying it in the shops.
A brand-new TV show on the cover? Hell yeah – it's the work of Mark Millar, so why wouldn't we? Ahead of its 7 May debut on Netflix, we speak to the Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator (plus four of the cast) about the adaptation of his comic concerning intergenerational conflict in a family of capes.
The Ninth Doctor is back! Well, in audio drama form anyway. Christopher Eccleston tells us about his return to the TARDIS (if not, sadly, the chazza shop leather jacket) for a new series of adventures from Big Finish.
Shadow And Bone
Darkness is a place in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels. We talk to showrunner Eric Heisserer about entering the Shadow Fold as the fantasy series comes to the small screen.
The Bad Batch
Clone Force 99 – the elite unit of commandos introduced in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – are getting their own spinoff series. We ask lead writer Jennifer Corbett and voice artist Dee Bradley Baker what's in store for Hunter, Crosshair, Wrecker and Tech. Probably hunting, shooting, wrecking stuff and, er, tech support?
The cult classic about a disturbed high schooler, a temporal paradox, and a six-foot demonic bunny celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. We look back in the company of writer/director Richard Kelly, for an in-depth six-page retrospective.
The actor who was Number Six in Battlestar Galactica is playing Dracula! In our regular Close Encounters section, we talk to Tricia Helfer about sinking her teeth into this iconic role. And in our Brought To Book slot, we profile outspoken author Rivers Solomon, ahead of the release of new novel Sorrowland.
And the big features are just the tip of the iceberg! As ever, our news section, Red Alert, is crammed with insights into yet more movies, TV shows, comics and books. In the spotlight this month: The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln, new Hawkeye Hailee Steinfeld and The Avengers star Linda Thorson. We also preview season four of The Handmaid's Tale; period show The Nevers; family film The Mitchells vs the Machines; Neil Marshall's witch hunter horror The Reckoning; DC's Justice Society animated movie; and new Squadron Supreme, Boba Fett and Frankenstein comics. Finally, Vurt scribe Jeff Noon is the first subject of our new regular author questionnaire page.
The SFX verdict on Godzilla vs Kong kicks off 23 pages of searing critical analysis, as we inform you which of the latest films, TV shows, books, comics, audio plays, and video games are worth splashing your hard-earned cash on!
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