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Archive for July, 2005

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 29 July 2005 Comments Off

The Fantastic Four was always something of a lesser property compared to Spider-Man and X-Men, and nowhere is this truer than in the Four’s first big screen outing…

By Eddie Robson on 25 July 2005 Comments Off

Last week it was reported that Ofcom had fined Five (the channel, not the defunct boyband) for broadcasting an unnecessarily loud commercial break…

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By Mark Clapham on 23 July 2005 Comments Off

For Michael Chiklis’ violent cop, it’s always Clobberin’ Time…

By Mark Clapham on 23 July 2005 Comments Off

Hard Times in the Big Easy…

By Mark Clapham on 21 July 2005 Comments Off

Marvel has produced a couple of funny books that are actually funny.

By Mark Clapham on 17 July 2005 Comments Off

By getting Frank Miller and Jim Lee together, the first book in DC’s new ‘All Star’ line certainly lives up to its name…

By Eddie Robson on 16 July 2005 Comments Off

Having had a few months to get used to the idea, I don’t think that moving TOTP to Sunday evenings is all that bad an idea…

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By Mark Clapham on 16 July 2005 Comments Off

Frank Cho is known as a creator who draws sexy characters, such as the female leads in ‘Liberty Meadows’ and ‘Shanna’…

By Jim Smith on 13 July 2005 Comments Off

Chock full of great character moments, astounding production design and fantastic special effects ‘In A Mirror Darkly – Part II’ both ruthlessly parodies and sincerely reveres the series of which it is a part.

By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off

Aaaah, do you remember the bad old days of Joel Schumacher’s Batman movies? Somnambulistic actors, insultingly deabsed versions of beloved characters and only the sight of Alicia Silverstone in a grey pleated miniskirt to keep one awake?

By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off

It’s only logical that ‘Sith’ has the same strengths and weaknesses as its five stable mates. It’s the product of the same hands, working with the same tools, after all.

By Eddie Robson on 11 July 2005 Comments Off

In today’s crowded media market, you have to get your ideas across quickly and clearly and there’s no better way of doing that than reworking an idea people know already…

By Mark Clapham on 09 July 2005 Comments Off

I pity the fool who thought the 80s retro trend was over.

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By Mark Clapham on 08 July 2005 Comments Off

So far, when it comes to this year’s two big summer crossovers, at concept level Marvel’s ‘House of M’ is grabbing the Shelf’s attention more than DC’s ‘Interminable Crisis’…