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DC Comics

US Comic-book publishing company, based in New York, owing much of its commercial success to its ownership of the copyrights in the Superheroes Batman, who it has been argued is not perhaps quite an sf figure, and Superman, who undoubtedly is. / In February 1935 Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published the first US ...

Day After Tomorrow, The [tv]

Tv programme (1975; vt Into Infinity). Gerry Anderson Productions for BBC 1 (UK), NBC-TV (US). Produced by Gerry Anderson. Directed by Charles Crichton. Written by Johnny Byrne. Cast includes Brian Blessed, Joanna Dunham, Martin Lev, Katherine Levy and Nick Tate. Narrator: Ed Bishop. 52 minutes; expanded to 80 minutes. Colour. / In the Near Future, humanity is facing possible extinction due to environmental ...

Dobrée, Bonamy

(1891-1974) UK academic and author, in active service during World War One. He is of sf interest for Timotheus: The Future of the Theatre (1925 chap), a contribution to its publisher's To-day and To-morrow series shaped as an excerpt from a Future History told presumably to Dobrée by its unnamed narrator, who had duplicated H G ...

Erskine, George

(?   -    ) Author known only for co-writing the Counter Force sf tales for Young Adult readers, Beware the Tektrons (1988) and Find the Tektrons (1988), both with Ian Cameron [whom see for details]. [DRL]


US Comic-book limited series (2004), published in three issues by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, later collected as a Graphic Novel (2005). Written by Grant {Morrison} and illustrated by Frank Quitely, the story follows three weaponized Cyborg animals – a dog, cat and rabbit – as they escape from the military that experimented upon them and ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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