Blogging: Around the web in 60 seconds


Dave has an excellent post on Why He Hates Free Comic Book Day over at his sterling blog, Yet Another Comic Blog. I don’t see the point of FCBD any more, but I could just be a negative person. Go and let him know what you think. Via Fanboy Rampage, here’s a link to an interview with Alan Moore, in…

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Comics: Incoming Issues


I haven’t gone to the shop to pick up last week’s books yet – there were only the two, and I’m still not sure about The Intimates yet, so that didn’t make me want to make the trip – hence the lack of reviews of comics, and putting me in danger of losing my status of clandestine critic. Hopefully, this…

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Comedy: More Peep Show To Come


Excuse the awful pun in the title. Chortle reports that Channel 4 has reordered a new series of Peep Show, which is very good news. Peep Show is one of the under-rated gems on Channel 4, winning awards and critical acclaim but not the ratings. I think the reason for this is the cringing proximity to reality that the comedy…

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Film: 3 Reviews for the price of 1


I’ve got yet another free trial for an online DVD rental company—this is my fourth in about six months now—where you get a month to try them out without actually paying. It’s gotten so bad, I feel odd when I go an rent a film from a rental shop (especially when I rented Van Helsing [shudder]). This means I’m so…

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Blog-2-Blog


In which I point out some interesting things I’ve read in the Comic Blogosphere recently, as I cannot provide you with all the content goodness your body needs: Tim has an excellent critique of Marvels, over at The Hurting, displaying his smart writing and insightful brain. He is the man responsible for the notorious Comic Remix at PopCultureShock, which are always…

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TV: Desperate Housewives


Four episodes in, and I’m still liking Desperate Housewives. Smart writing, good acting and an intriguing mystery to keep you coming back, all adding up to a very pleasant way to spend an hour with mainstream television. It’s good to see a series where the leads are women and, as a man, it’s nice that they are so attractive. It’s…

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Concise Current Comics Comments


I really have to seek psychological attention for my alliteration addiction … A quick scan of what tickled my four-colour funny bone last week: Usagi Yojimbo #81Even though Usagi is nowhere to be seen, the two short stories involving supporting characters are still great stuff. JLA Classified #3Super hero madness from the mind of Grant Morrison. Ed McGuinness is an…

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Comics: Incoming Issues


Comics on my shopping list for this week are: Intimates #4Supreme Power #15 A light week for my wallet. Intimates is still interesting, although the last issue was a bit too predictable soap opera for me, so curious to see where this is going. Supreme Power, while a little slow and reads better in one sitting, is still intriguing enough…

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Comedy: According to Bex


It’s not just me who doesn’t like BBC1’s Friday prime time comedy, According to Bex; this Chortle item reveals diminishing viewers. This is a shame for one notable reason: Jessica Stevenson. One half of Spaced, the greatest sitcom ever, Jess is presumably going for a mainstream audience (seeing as the film route taken by her co-conspirator, Simon Pegg, with Shaun…

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Film: Monkeybone – Why?


Monkeybone was shown on C4 over the weekend, and was the first time I had seen it. Now, I am only left with questions, including why am I writing this post. Monkeybone is apparently based on a graphic novel that I had never heard of (and I can’t find it via Google, which is not a good sign; if anyone…

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