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Archive for January, 2005

By Eddie Robson on 21 January 2005 Comments Off

I can’t recall the last time Channel 4 pushed a new US import so hard, but ‘Desperate Housewives’ is getting the full treatment…

By Jim Smith on 12 January 2005 Comments Off

It’s been a long road, as the (always frankly brilliant) theme song to ‘Enterprise’ goes, but the fifth ‘Star Trek’ TV show is finally something to write home about.

By Stephen Lavington on 11 January 2005 Comments Off

‘Napoleon Dynamite’ is one of those self-consciously kooky films that often become tedious…

By Jim Smith on 11 January 2005 Comments Off

This might come as a shock to some of you, but I’ve never read a Peter David ‘Hulk’ comic before. That shouldn’t be taken as an implicit criticism of him or his previous run, by the way, it’s just a fact.

By Stephen Lavington on 05 January 2005 Comments Off

What rocked Shiny’s world in the last twelve months? The answers are unlikely to surprise you.

By Jim Smith on 04 January 2005 Comments Off

The most ungainly retcon in history sits at the heart of this wibbling mess of an issue and the cliffhanger ending is probably the worst I’ve ever read.

By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off

While not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, the quickly-cancelled ‘Warlock’ is an OK title with some promise…

By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off

As a fluffy holiday diversion, Marvel has published five ‘What If…’ one-shots, exploring alternate histories of familiar characters. The four reviewed here are strangely grim but lightweight, dealing with dark stories in a fluffy and inconsequential wa

By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2005 Comments Off

Writer Alan Cubitt has several good reasons for eskewing the business of adapting Conan Doyle and instead creating a new chapter in the life of Sherlock Holmes…

By Mark Clapham on 02 January 2005 Comments Off

It’s a long held cliche that there’s too much knowledge in the world, and that the situation is getting worse…

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By Mags L Halliday on 01 January 2005 Comments Off

Free Comic Book Day is great way of showcasing new talent and allowing readers who don’t read the trade press to find new things to compulsively buy…