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Archive for May, 2004

By Mark Clapham on 30 May 2004 Comments Off

A decade ago, writer Jed Mercurio created hospital drama ‘Cardiac Arrest’ under the pseudonym John Macure…

By Jim Smith on 27 May 2004 Comments Off

‘Seaguy’ is by Grant Morrison, and that means something. What it means is that it’s the work of one of the mere two writers in the whole history of comics who can even begin to be argued to be writers of the first rank full stop. It’s the work of someone about whom using [...]

By Mark Clapham on 23 May 2004 Comments Off

‘Resist or Serve’ is exactly the kind of console game you’d expect to be released under the ‘X-Files’ brand in 2004 – a survival horror title in the ‘Resident Evil’ mould…

By Mark Clapham on 14 May 2004 Comments Off

It’s a good year for zombies. There’s ‘Shaun of the Dead’, the ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake, a stumbling mob of forthcoming ‘Resident Evil’ games – and then there’s this comic, which has both a trade paperback and a new issue out this week…

By Stephen Lavington on 12 May 2004 Comments Off

For the first half this is a rip-roaring, rollicking, righteous fantasy swashbuckler – exactly as one would expect from the director of The Mummy.

By Stephen Lavington on 09 May 2004 Comments Off

The visual dimension is polished and professional as any other Tarantino flick and the cast put in a universally fine ensemble performance, but the likelihood is that most viewers will be disappointed by ‘Volume Two’…

By Eddie Robson on 09 May 2004 Comments Off

This is the least gothic vampire comic I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s also the least vampire-related vampire comic I’ve ever seen.

By Jim Smith on 05 May 2004 Comments Off

I’m not sure what I expected a Brian Azzarello ‘Superman’ comic to be like, but I didn’t expect it to be like this.