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Paddy Ryan

Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...

The posts below were all written by Paddy

BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews How To Be A Superhero by Mark Edlitz

July 23rd, 2015 by Paddy Comments

Up, up and away, this is one for true comic book movie fans


COMIC BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Fight Club 2 #1

April 30th, 2015 by Paddy Comments

To tell you more would be breaking the first rule…


COMICBOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Batman: Endgame #40

April 29th, 2015 by Paddy Comments

Batman: Endgame #40 Written by: Scott Snyder Pencils by: Greg Cappulo Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of movies might have captured the public imagination but for many people the definitive version of Batman in the 21st century has been Snyder and Cappulo’s comic book tales. That comes to an end, there’s a clue in the title, with this epic […]


FTN REVIEW: Jupiter’s Legacy by Mark Millar

April 22nd, 2015 by Paddy Comments

Paddy gives his thoughts on the latest work from the creator of Kick-Ass and The Secret Service…


New team for Justice League United

April 22nd, 2015 by Paddy Comments

Meet the all-new line up…


DC set for Darkseid War Saga

April 22nd, 2015 by Paddy Comments

Kicking off in issue 40 of Justice League, next week!


TELEVISION REVIEW: FTN reviews Daredevil Season One

April 14th, 2015 by Paddy Comments

Daredevil arrived at the weekend but was it worth the wait? Paddy finds out…


Steven Spielberg confirmed as Ready Player One director

March 26th, 2015 by Paddy Comments

The nerdiesy book on planet earth is set to be directed by the man responsible for at least half of modern nerds…


THE BIG INTERVIEW: FTN interviews Engines of War author George Mann

September 24th, 2014 by Paddy Comments

Our man Paddy chats with the man responsible for bringing the War Doctor to the written page, Mr George Mann…


BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

May 21st, 2014 by Paddy Comments

Neil Gaiman welcomes us back into his trademark world of the beautifully bizarre


MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

January 26th, 2014 by Paddy Comments

Jack Ryan is back… again… but how does this latest incarnation hold up? Paddy finds out.


Uproar comics leave zombies behind in new Leap of faith

January 20th, 2014 by Paddy Comments

COMIC BOOK NEWS: THE Irish team behind the successful Zombies Hi is launching a new title at the end of the month … and it’s fair to say it’s out of this world. Irish comic comic Upoar Comics is leaving zombies behind in their new title Leap, which aims to go to a whole new galaxy…


WATCH: So You’re A Superhero Episode 9: chronokinesis

October 11th, 2013 by Paddy Comments

WATCH: SO YOU’RE A SUPERHERO EPISODE: OK, not a conventional power, but chronokinesis would be bad-ass… ‘the what?!’ i hear you ask, well it’s the ability to control time. A useful tool for many reasons. Now, where’d i leave last week’s Lotto numbers?


WATCH: So You’re A Superhero Episode 4: Duplication

August 22nd, 2013 by Paddy Comments

WATCH: In the latest episode of So You’re A Superhero Phil looks at the ability of… Duplication. Da da da! We’re not really sure what that is either, we reckon it’s the ability to split yourself in two. And not in a gory way but a ‘holy heck, now there’s two oh him!’ sort of way


Is Peter Capaldi the last Doctor?

August 12th, 2013 by Paddy 5 Comments

It’s a big year for Doctor Who. But is it a bigger one than any of us realised? Follow the jump to find out …


Peter Capaldi confirmed as the 12th Doctor live on BBC One

August 4th, 2013 by Paddy Comments

We’ll miss Matt but bring on the Christmas Special!


BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Man Of Steel movie novelisation by Greg Cox

July 30th, 2013 by Paddy Comments

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it’s a review of the official novelisation of Man Of Steel by Greg Cox. Follow the jump to find out what Paddy thought of the adventures of The Man Of Steel on the printed page …


So, Who’s Who? Has new Doctor already been cast?

June 3rd, 2013 by Paddy Comments

With Matt Smith admitting he’s stepping down at Christmas, the bookies – and fans – have started speculating about who’ll (ahem) be the next Doctor… but it seems a favourite is emerging from the crowd


RYAN’S RANT: Paddy goes off on one about… modern movie trailers

March 31st, 2013 by Paddy Comments

The first in our semi-regular series where writer Paddy Ryan tells you what really grinds his gears…


TELEVISION REVIEW: FTN review Doctor Who: The Bells Of Saint John

March 31st, 2013 by Paddy Comments

Doctor Who returns in the first episode of its 50th year… but is it any good? Paddy takes a look