The Ed Zone
Sci-fi and fantasy have always been about the need for escapism. So at a time when the news is dishing up plenty of things to be pessimistic about, we’re giving you 116 excellent reasons to forget about all the bad things in the world, and get excited about the next 12 months – after all, there’s never been a better time to be a genre fan.
In our Ultimate 2019 Preview, we’ve explored every corner of the sci-fi and fantasy universe to pick out the movies, TV shows, books and comics you’ll be hunting down next year. Not only do we tell you everything you need to know about live-action Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian (p30), there’s interviews galore as we engage our spore drive for the return of Star
Trek: Discovery (p46), dodge Martians with the BBC’s new The War Of The Worlds (p38) and look for divine inspiration with Good Omens (p34). There’s also the small matter of Star Wars: Episode IX and Avengers 4.
But 2018’s not over yet... Bringing things back to the here and now, we ask Mark Gatiss about his Heroes & Inspirations (p72), survive an arachnid infestation in
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (p66) and pay tribute to the late, great Stan Lee (p18) – there’ll be a massive celebration of the Marvel legend next issue.
So the only thing left for me to add is to wish you a fantastic Christmas and new year from everyone at
SFX – we’ll see you in 2019!