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Fortean Times #314 (May 2014)

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  • Release date: 01 May 2014
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated June 2014 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover photo courtesy of the Huawei Superpowers Symposium
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter

Contents

  • 28 Heroes in the Night - Out on the streets with the Real Life Superhero movement
  • 24 Steve Moore Remembered - Fortean, scholar and comic book legend
  • 20 Comics Unmasked - Sex and subversion at the British Library
  • 73 It Happened To... Spider-Man 2 supervillain Paul Giamatti
  • 36 Miracle Men - Inside the Vatican's saint factory

Features

28 Heroes in the Night (Cover Story)
What makes someone want to dress in spandex and take to the streets to fight crime? Tea Krulos spent three years getting to know the secretive subculture of Real Life Superheroes. He found them to be alternately amusing, hysterical, inspirational, disappointing and terrifying.

20 Comics Unmasked
Paul Gravett introduces a major new exhibition exploring the subversive side of british comics.

36 Miracle Men
John Paul II once declared 123 new saints in a single day, and now the pope who was accused of 'canonisation inflation' is himself to be declared a saint. Ted Harrison examines the road to sainthood in the 21st century.

42 The Emperor's Witchfinder
Witch-hunts and social panics are nothing new, nor are they restricted to western culture. In his last FT article, Steve Moore looks at a violent Chinese incident from 2,000 years ago, where magic and politics intertwined, and explores some techniques of ancient eastern sorcery.

Reports

46 Dictionary of the Damned - No 55. Little People

50 First Forteans - No 6. Eric Frank Russll: Part Three

74 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 30. Spiritualism and animal hoarding in Carlyle's house

Forum

55 On Electric Bridge by Andy Duncan

56 In the shadow of the Shard by David Hambling

Strange Days

Photographing fairies; gurus on ice; fortean felines; fish hits plane; cheesy Chinese mummy; wet weather spooks; black flamingo; penis captivus; witchcraft museum; cold fusion quest; Steve Moore remembered - and much more.

  • 12 Science
  • 15 Mythconceptions
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 22 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Reviews

  • 59 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD

Letters

  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 73

Comix

Masthead



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