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First Contact • Hailing Frequencies Open!
SFX • July 2021 | Issue 341
Rants & Raves • Inside the SFX hive mind
Back To The Office • The Monsters, Inc. legacy continues with Sully, Mike and new recruits in
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Break Of Spawn • After 30 years of Spawn, Todd McFarlane is launching his own shared universe…
Odd Squad • Trenton Lee Stewart’s beloved The Mysterious Benedict Society books have become a quirky Disney+ series
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House Wins • New supernatural show SurrealEstate adds something truly horrifying to the mix: estate agents!
Family Affair • The classic comic series Batman: The Long Halloween gets a new life as a standalone two-part animated film
Savage Tales • After the scares of the Scream! & Misty Special, Black Beth is going solo in The Devils Of Al-Kadesh
NEIL SHARPSON • MEET THE WRITER BEHIND SCI-FI THRILLER WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS
Rain On Me • On Me Temuera Morrison talks Occupation: Rainfall and Boba Fett
Oh Deer • Jeff Lemire’s beloved comic book Sweet Tooth is now a Netflix series
BILLIE HAYES 1924–2021 • The whacked-out witch of HR Pufnstuf
All Around The World • The Judges of Dredd-world face an Angry Planet in this year’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special
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TOMORROW NEVER DIES • DIRECTOR CHRIS MCKAY AND WRITER ZACH DEAN ON WHAT COULD BE THE NEXT BIG SCI-FI FRANCHISE: THE TOMORROW WAR
WHO’S THE DADDY? • It’s Chris Pratt, of course – playing Dan Forester, the timejumping teacher who just might be mankind’s last hope…
MONSTER MASH • Inspired by the movie magic of monsters since a child, creature designer Ken Barthelmey’s biggest influences were Star Wars and Jurassic Park. With the White Spikes in The Tomorrow War, the worlds have collided…
LOKI HERO • RUMOURS OF LOKI’S DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED… AS THE TRICKSTER GOD LANDS HIS OWN DISNEY+ TV SHOW, THE BRAINS BEHIND HIS RETURN DISCUSS HIS NEW ADVENTURES IN TIME
TOM AFTER TIME • Tom Hiddleston talks playing god
NAT’S LANDING • SCARLETT JOHANSSON’S FIRST SOLO ADVENTURE AS BLACK WIDOW FINALLY TAKES FLIGHT – IN WAYS MCU FANS MAY NOT BE EXPECTING
OH, THOSE RUSSIANS! • Cate Shortland on the actors behind Natasha’s Red Room family
PURE SHORES • DIRECTOR ENRICO CASAROSA DISCUSSES DISNEY AND PIXAR’S “COMING OF AGE” MONSTER MOVIE, LUCA
WALK ON THE SHADYSIDE • IT’S A SCREAM, BABY! AS RL STINE’S FEAR STREET NOVELS GET THE NETFLIX TREATMENT, WE TALK TO DIRECTOR LEIGH JANIAK ABOUT NOSTALGIA, ’90S SLASHERS AND POINT HORROR
JOSHING AROUND • Benjamin Flores Jr talks Goosebumps, ’90s hip-hop and RL Stine
MASK 4 MASK • FOR THE MAKERS OF THE FOREVER PURGE PURGING IS A HARD HABIT TO BREAK, AS CREATOR JAMES DEMONACO AND DIRECTOR EVERARDO GOUT EXPLAIN
NASTY PIECE OF WORK • A FILM EXAMINER SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY IN VIDEO NASTIESERA HORROR CENSOR. WE TALK TO DIRECTOR PRANO BAILEY-BOND ABOUT HER FEATURE DEBUT
DOWN WITH DPP • Bailey-Bond’s faves from the nasties list
MILLA JOVOVICH • Monsters beware: the Alice actor is back, and taking no prisoners
THE MEDUSA TOUCH •...