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Archive for August, 2003

By Jim Smith on 31 August 2003 Comments Off

Talk of ‘The West Wing’ as a series in decline is manifestly nonsense, at least on the evidence of 4.05 ‘Game On’. Equally, though, the reasons for the series being perceived as being in free fall are very easy to see.

By Mark Clapham on 31 August 2003 Comments Off

If the UK ‘Transformers: Armada’ comic is bringing children into the comics-reading fold, then comics like this should remind the rest of us how we became fans in the first place…

By Mark Clapham on 31 August 2003 Comments Off

The British comics industry is twitching at the moment. Is it alive, or are these just reflexes from dead limbs?

By Mark Clapham on 29 August 2003 Comments Off

The British Museum in London is 250 years old this year…

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By Mark Clapham on 21 August 2003 Comments Off

So, who’s better?

By Mags L Halliday on 21 August 2003 Comments Off

I’m not a fan of horror movies, especially not the ‘haunted house’ genre…

By Eddie Robson on 20 August 2003 Comments Off

A full two years after ‘Season 1′ of Alan Moore’s ‘Top 10′ came to a close, here’s the long-promised spin-off miniseries…

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By Mark Clapham on 20 August 2003 Comments Off

A quick chat with the writer of Image’s ‘Hawaiian Dick’

By Jim Smith on 20 August 2003 Comments Off

Produced for roughly one handful of peanuts, in Canada, by the Sci-Fi Channel a couple of years ago this was designed to act as a pilot for a television series.

By Eddie Robson on 15 August 2003 Comments Off

It takes something quite significant for me to turn over from ‘Scrubs’ – so, what’s so good about ‘Trevor’s World of Sport’?

By Mark Clapham on 15 August 2003 Comments Off

Just Imagine… Shakespeare creating the Marvel Universe.

By Eddie Robson on 13 August 2003 Comments Off

Some readers may be disappointed upon looking beyind the Miller-drawn cover and realising that the rest is by another artist, but there’s no real need to be…

By Mark Clapham on 13 August 2003 Comments Off

Sometimes you can’t resist a clich? (regular readers of this site may suggest that we can never resist a clich?), so here goes: they really don’t make television like this any more…

By Mark Clapham on 12 August 2003 Comments Off

It’s ironic that Greg Rucka should count Two-Face as one of his favourite Bat-villains, as the former ‘Detective Comics’ writer seems equally split between good and bad…

By Mark Clapham on 11 August 2003 Comments Off

In an alternative version of France, with its own fictional religion and customs, a masked killer strikes throughout a snowbound city. He is ‘The Marquis’…

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By Jim Smith on 11 August 2003 Comments Off

Supreme Power’ #1 is not quite the stellar first issue one might expect from the man who has recently been setting the comics world afire with the brilliance of his ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ run, but it’s an arresting and accomplished beginning for an ongoing

By Jim Smith on 11 August 2003 Comments Off

Flawlessly produced, funny and well acted, ‘Teachers’ is what all British Television should be like, but pretty much none of the rest of it is…

By Jim Smith on 11 August 2003 Comments Off

The last of the three UK premiere ‘Firefly’ episodes ‘Heart of Gold’ is another strong installment from a promising, involving series that deserved vastly better treatment at the hands of its parent Network than it got.

By J Clive Matthews on 11 August 2003 Comments Off

This year ‘Big Brother’ has been truly mind-numbing from the get-go…

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By Mark Clapham on 10 August 2003 Comments Off

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but…

By Jim Smith on 08 August 2003 Comments Off

Garth Ennis hasn’t ever been one of comics’ more unreliable writers when it comes to getting stuff out on deadline. Not for him the long delays between issues a la Kevin Smith, or the sudden appearance of fill-ins…

By Eddie Robson on 07 August 2003 Comments Off

It looks like DC has got sick of being accused of having dropped the ball these last couple of years…

By Jim Smith on 03 August 2003 Comments Off

You know, you’re probably thinking that’s it’s ridiculous that it’s taken us five days to review last week’s ‘Batman’, and you’re right.

By Jim Smith on 01 August 2003 Comments Off

Whether reports of a series lost in its own cleverness, and increasingly trapped by the incompatibility of its agenda and worldview with those of America at large these days, are true I have no idea right now.