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Archive for July, 2004

By Eddie Robson on 30 July 2004 Comments Off

I’ve only just been able to catch up with the most recent ‘X-Statix’ storyline, and to my great delight the title is back to its old self…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 24 July 2004 Comments Off

The success of ‘Spy Kids’ and the mainstream credibility of the ‘Harry Potter’ films heralded a resurgence in the kids scifi/fantasy adventure genre…

By Mark Clapham on 21 July 2004 Comments Off

Anyone expecting an Eddie Campbell ‘Batman’ comic set in historic London to have a ‘From Hell’ level of intensity and complexity is going to be a bit disappointed by ‘The Order of the Beasts’…

By Mark Clapham on 21 July 2004 Comments Off

Sam Raimi’s first ‘Spider-Man’ movie was an almost perfect comic book movie. The sequel removes that niggling ‘almost’…

By Mark Clapham on 18 July 2004 Comments Off

Chris Carter’s ‘Millennium’ is extraordinarily bleak, preoccupied with the nature of evil in its most extreme forms…

By Stephen Lavington on 11 July 2004 Comments Off

The most criminally overlooked film of the year is now on the verge of a DVD release, and none of the magic is lost from a story that works just as well on TV as it does at the cinema.

By Eddie Robson on 10 July 2004 Comments Off

Traditionally, science programmes feature contributions from actual scientists. ‘Time Machine’ does not follow tradition…

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By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2004 Comments Off

Jake Arnott’s debut novel ‘The Long Firm’ has the unusual distinction of having TV cameras present before it was even signed to a publisher…

By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2004 Comments Off

After the cliffhanger ending to the first volume, and all the sound and thunder of the Jim Lee ‘Coup D’etat’ issue, ‘Sleeper’ returns for its second ’season’ with an issue that is just deliriously great…