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A series of posts, articles, interviews and reviews by noted journalist and author Mark Searby. A number of these posts may feature on his own site but many may not -he is an international man of mystery, that Mark Searby.

mcmLDN18: Gerry Anderson’s FIRESTORM panel (MCM Comic Con London, Saturday 27th October)

Whether you were a fan of it or not, everybody knows the work of Gerry Anderson – THUNDERBIRDS, CAPTAIN SCARLET, FIREBALL XL5. These and...

The Mark Searby Review: Showmasters’ Collectormania Birmingham, June 2018

The NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham played host to Showmasters‘ Collectormania 25 over the course of the Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June, featuring a bewildering array of...

Leonard Maltin discusses his autobiography Starstruck

Leonard Maltin really needs no introduction. If you’ve ever read a film review, or listened to a film podcast or watched Entertainment Tonight then...

Review: MCM LONDON COMIC CON (ExCel Centre, London Docklands 27th – 29th May 2022)

I guess we can safely say that comic and pop culture conventions are well and truly back: 2022 is the year all of them...

MCM Comic Con London (October 2018): The Mark Searby Review

Mark Searby took himself down to the mammoth ExCel Centre in London on the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con - and found that the drawing chill of the season invaded the event itself, also...

Mark Searby Exclaims: ‘The (Con) Job At The Con’

Last year, I attended the other-wise excellent and engaging MCM Comic Con, held at the enormous ExCel Centre in London, and I experienced something that caused me to stop and...

The Mark Searby Review: Walker Stalker Con London, March 2018

For the third year running, Walker Stalker Con returned to London’s Olympia, bringing with it a whole host of THE WALKING DEAD actors (dead and alive – the...

MCM LONDON COMIC CON: ‘CLERKS 25th Anniversary Panel’ Highlights (Friday 24th May 2019)

Nobody can dispute the impact the film CLERKS had on indie filmmaking, and filmmaking in general, when it was released in 1994 (the UK...

The Mark Searby Interview: In Conversation with Kenny Keil (author, STAY AT HOME SCARFACE)

The first time I met Kenny Keil was while wander the exhibit hall at San Diego Comic-Con, back in July 2017. He was there...

The Mark Searby Review: MCM LONDON COMIC CON (ExCel Centre, 25th-27th October 2019)

'Energy' – a word that can't really be levelled at the past twelve months of MCM London events, with recent shows demonstrating a lack...