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Archive for December, 2004

By Shiny Shelf on 29 December 2004 Comments Off

I hate this sort of thing. I should probably be disqualified from commenting on comics this year on account of only really reading ‘Astonishing X-Men’. Likewise my lit reading is woefully behind with only ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘The Da Vinci Code’ being published in 2004. I very nearly [...]

By Stephen Lavington on 21 December 2004 Comments Off

Hughes lived, he did some exciting things, he went mad. There are no lessons to be learned…

By Mark Clapham on 19 December 2004 Comments Off

Geof Darrow is clearly not a man to let mere sanity stand in the way of his artistic vision. His ‘Shaolin Cowboy’ is unadulterated psychotic nonsense. Good work, Geof!

By Stephen Lavington on 18 December 2004 Comments Off

In 1998 Peter Biskind’s ‘Easy Riders, Raging Bulls’ was published, taking as its subject the explosion of innovative, eccentric and electric filmmaking in 1970s America…

By Mark Clapham on 12 December 2004 Comments Off

Can the Wachowski Brothers redeem themselves through the medium of comics?

By Mark Clapham on 12 December 2004 Comments Off

‘Blade Trinity’ is a natural development of what we’ve seen before in this series, but with a quirkier sensibility…

By Stephen Lavington on 11 December 2004 Comments Off

Watchmen for kids.

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 11 December 2004 Comments Off

It is three years since Danny Ocean and associates successfully robbed the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas, and after three years of searching, the casino owner has found Ocean and wants revenge…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 11 December 2004 Comments Off

Nicholas Cage returns with a brainless yet fun action adventure that asks ‘what if a treasure map was hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence?’…

By Jim Smith on 09 December 2004 Comments Off

Gene Roddenberry was no visionary. What he was a first rate screenwriter of serial television who came up with a cracking idea for a series.

By Matt Hill on 08 December 2004 Comments Off

From the off it’s important to note that anyone who has seen ‘Man Bites Dog’ will have difficulties taking ‘The Last Horror Movie’ seriously as an original construct…

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By Jim Smith on 01 December 2004 Comments Off

Some kind of error has meant that this issue of ‘Batman’ has gone out with Judd Winick’s name on the cover when he didn’t write that which is inside it.