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Archive for July, 2006

By Eddie Robson on 31 July 2006 Comments Off

It was fundamentally wrong-headed for TOTP’s final edition to be an exercise in nostalgia: a compendium of material from the past, linked by ancient DJs…

By Mark Clapham on 27 July 2006 Comments Off

Like ‘All-Star Superman’, this is a series Grant Morrison has been preparing to write for his entire career, and it shows…

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By Eddie Robson on 27 July 2006 Comments Off

Television is a great arena to communicate issues to a mass audience, so obviously when the BBC makes an issue-led drama, it makes sense to give it a high-profile slot, right?

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By Eddie Robson on 27 July 2006 Comments Off

Wonder Woman is one of those characters whom nobody has ever really got right…

By Jim Smith on 26 July 2006 Comments Off

Sadly, Superman’s Return seems to have been eclipsed by the far-less-delayed reappearance of Captain Jack Sparrow…

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By Jim Smith on 21 July 2006 Comments Off

Comics’ oldest continually published title has a new, super-star creative team and by the look of this first issue, it’s going to be an outstanding run.

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By Jon de Burgh Miller on 18 July 2006 Comments Off

It was always going to be difficult to live up to ‘The Parting of the Ways’, so people were expecting great things from the conclusion to the second season of Russell T Davies’ ‘Doctor Who’…

By Shiny Shelf on 18 July 2006 Comments Off

Belated Billie bye-bye.

By Stephen Lavington on 13 July 2006 Comments Off

‘Modern Toss’ is an occasional comic book, of the sort that seems at first glance to be designed for the Nathan Barleys of East London, all excessive swearing and low-fi design.

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By Eddie Robson on 13 July 2006 Comments Off

Although the concept of ‘Annually Retentive’ may well inspire suspicion – it wouldn’t be the first TV comedy to attempt to coast on a clever idea without actually being funny – it is very funny, as well as having cleverness beyond its initial concept…

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By Mark Clapham on 12 July 2006 Comments Off

As a sequel to the incredibly excessive ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, the main achievement of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ is that it manages to make its predecessor seem relatively understated by comparison…