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Archive for March, 2006

By Jim Smith on 30 March 2006 Comments Off

I’ve bought five comics with the ‘Fantastic Four’ in in my whole life. Four of them were by Grant Morrison and the fifth had art by Jim Mahfood.

By Mags L Halliday on 28 March 2006 Comments Off

Somewhere out in space, about 45 light years out, there’s a transmission. A signal amongst the cosmic noise…

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By Mark Clapham on 26 March 2006 Comments Off

If this is heaven, then I choose hell.

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By Stephen Lavington on 19 March 2006 Comments Off

As documentary film-making, ‘Murderball’ is an instance of impeccable timing: a production structured with consummate skill also enjoys sublime luck in terms of the events befalling its protagonists…

By Jim Smith on 16 March 2006 Comments Off

A hugely clever and enjoyable spin-off from Joss Whedon’s splendid, but swiftly cancelled, SF Western TV show ‘Firefly’, the movie ‘Serenity’ succeeds in reuniting all of the regular cast and tying up plotlines from the series’ 15 episodes.

By Jim Smith on 16 March 2006 Comments Off

‘Green Arrow’ has been one of DC’s best, and most consistent, titles since its Kevin Smith-penned relaunch back in the dim and distant.

By Eddie Robson on 12 March 2006 Comments Off

Far be it from me to second-guess the opinion of somebody more notable than myself and employ that opinion for my own purposes, but if I was Ed Brubaker I don’t think I’d be overly impressed with the last few issues of ‘Catwoman’.

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By Jim Smith on 06 March 2006 Comments Off

Paul Levitz is a smart writer of comic books and, on this form, he’s been away from that game for far, far too long…

By Mark Clapham on 03 March 2006 Comments Off

It’s ‘One Year Later’ in Gotham, and everything new is old again…

By Jim Smith on 03 March 2006 Comments Off

If ‘Snuff Box’, the brilliant new semi-narrative sketch show from Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher, had a high concept it would be something along the lines of ‘What if The Persuaders were a pair of depraved hangmen?’

By Jim Smith on 01 March 2006 Comments Off

‘Shaft 2000′ director John Singleton returned to his spiritual home, the reasonably affluent, largely African-American neighbourhoods of Southern California for this thematic sequel to his seminal ‘Boyz N The Hood’.

By Jim Smith on 01 March 2006 Comments Off

‘Abschied Aus Buckow’ is about the last days of the life of Bertolt Brecht.