Shiny Shelf


By Mark Clapham on 02 April 2007 Comments Off

As macho as drop kicking a tank to the moon, and about as believable, ‘300′ is a beautifully stupid live-action cartoon for adults…

By Jim Smith on 24 May 2006 Comments Off

Call me a heretic but, outside of ‘Year One’, Frank Miller’s Batman has never gelled for me. He is, in the writer’s own words, not a human being but ‘the god of vengeance’. He’s also ethically to the right of Nietzche.

By Stephen Lavington on 26 September 2005 Comments Off

This is the closest the recent run of comic book adaptations have got to transferring their visual style onto the big screen…

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 Mark Clapham on 09 June 2005 Comments Off

As long as Jennifer Garner’s attempts to crack Hollywood involves making movies like this, the future of ‘Alias’ is assured.

By Jim Smith on 31 May 2005 Comments Off

Imagine a performance of a song where everything is just enough off key to make it seem like someone’s nails being dragged down a blackboard.

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…

By Eddie Robson on 13 August 2003 Comments Off

Some readers may be disappointed upon looking beyind the Miller-drawn cover and realising that the rest is by another artist, but there’s no real need to be…

By Mark Clapham on 13 July 2003 Comments Off

Seen ‘Hulk’? Need something to fill the yawning gap between now and the next Marvel movie, ‘The Punisher’, comes out next year?


By Lance Parkin on 05 August 2002 Comments Off

When DC put out The Filth, 100%, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2 and then Dark Knight II 3 in consecutive weeks, you do have to wonder why comics fanboys think they’ve dropped the ball of late…

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

This chunky package is a great testament to the appeal of Paul Verhoeven’s satirical futuristic action movie, and contains a host of extras; a new Directors Cut, documentaries, commentaries, and for t