Did you come and join the record-busting crowd at MCM London Comic Con? It was so nice to see you if you did, and if you got stopped by one of our army of snappers at the show you may well get a nice surprise when you check out our cosplay gallery on pages 12 to 13!
It’s been a busy month, all told. Alongside our massive London show, we found ourselves in the super-popular world of board, card and RPG games as UK Games Expo hit Birmingham. There were some fantastic new titles to see and plenty of tables to sit at and challenge people to games, plus some amazing merchandise (including a set of semi-precious dice we were sorely tempted to hit the cashpoint to acquire).
Fighting our way through the crowds at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole seems like an easy task, however, when we look at what we put our intrepid reporter Scott Snowden through. He joined a team of news chasers on the mean streets of LA to race around the city and capture footage of major incidents. He tells us all about this adrenaline-fuelled exercise, which was of course the inspiration for the film Nightcrawler, on page 70.
And we wholeheartedly apologise to our art guru Andy Mountain, who does all the heavy lifting to make this magazine look so good every issue, for the lateness of our copy. In our defence, when you’re offered last-second (and extremely rare) interviews with names such as director Yee Chih-yen, horror maestro Adam Green and – OMG! – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, you can’t really say no. So thank you Andy for your patience!
Matt Chapman, Editor
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ISSUE 39 FULL CONTENTS
The Mother of Dragons with a robot dad? Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger dish the dirt on the rebirth of the Terminator franchise.
THE REAL NIGHTCRAWLERS
MyM sent its roving reporter Scott Snowden onto the mean streets of LA to see how he’d match up to Jake Gyllenhaal’s character from Nightcrawler. Find out how he got on…
Tom Arden interviews leading mecha illustrator and designer Hidetaka Tenjin, Anime Guest of Honour at last month’s MCM London Comic Con.
THE HISTORY OF GODZILLA GAMES
Toho’s iconic irradiated monster has had a colourful history both on the big screen and the small screen, and his gaming exploits have been just as varied. We look back at the important moments in his gaming career, and go in-depth on his PS4 and PS3 return this summer!
The Taiwanese film director on his return to cinema and getting the best out of a young cast.
UK GAMES EXPO
The packed crowds at this Birmingham show prove that tabletop gaming really is making a huge comeback. We fought our way through the hordes to bring you the best the event had to offer.
ANIME RECORD BREAKERS
One Piece, Bleach and Naruto may have hundreds of episodes to their name, but there’s shows out there that make them look like babies. MyM goes in search of Japan’s longest-running anime.
Including the biggest ever Magic: The Gathering tournament, a Cellerscape competition and extended coverage of MCM London Comic Con.
Horror director Adam Green chooses his all-time favourite movies and music.
Our international correspondent Capsule Bunny finds that shopping really gets her goat.
Including an Avengers-based fashion collection, some yummy treats from Sushi Noms and a ninja in your wallet!
FILM & TV REVIEWS
Featuring Jurassic World, Digging Up The Marrow, Two Men In Town, And You Belong, Blackhat, Out Of The Dark, Mercenaries, Deadlier Than The Male, Slow West, It Follows, The Man Who Saved The World, StoneHearst Asylum, Pound Of Flesh, Sword Of Vengeance, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and Girls Against Boys.
GAMES REVIEWS & PREVIEWS
Including Rock Band 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on PS4 and much more.
With the Review-o-Matic 3000 still out of service, we pass our merely human eyes over the moe explosion of Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation, the swords ‘n’ sorcery extravaganza of Log Horizon Part 2 and the piratical mayhem of One Piece 10. We also get sexily sequelicious with follow-up seasons for sci-fi anthology Space Dandy, magical rom-com Familiar of Zero and KyoAni girl band comedy K-On!, now available as a complete collection.
MANGA & COMICS REVIEWS
This month MyM’s manga expert Ian Wolf consults A Certain Magical Index, gets a taste for long pig with Tokyo Ghoul and asks Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Meanwhile, comics guru Andy Shaw fights against aliens in The V.C.s: Hell in the Heavens, alongside dead Vietnam vets in The Light And Darkness War and with his childhood nightmares in The Evil of Oz.
THE TOP 10: X-FILES EPISODES
Counting down the best from Mulder and Scully in the run up to the new series.
MEN WITH VEN
Singing a love song to Jason Statham.
Stay kawaii this summer with Saoirse Clohessy’s selection of super-cute clothing, guaranteed to make you feel sunny, whatever the weather!
This month, Katharine Byrne talks with Lovelyy Orange about creating Ghibli’s wolf princess, Granny Gertrude gives us a round-up of London Comic Con’s EuroCosplay Championship qualifiers and Sunday Masquerade and we highlight some of the show’s top costumes in our poster section.