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Monday, 30 June 2008

Prince Charles car runs on Booze

I've never much seen the point in having a royal family that doesn't include me, but if we're going to have one, I'm glad we have a future king whose Aston Martin runs on booze. All he needs now is a jetpack that runs on WKD Blue, and an irn-bru powered robot suit.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Too many Batmans

This mash-up clip almost makes me want to re-evaluate George Clooney's 'Batman and Robin'. He totally pwns Val Kilmer here!



Obviously, the secret baddie of this film would be Adam West.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Wanted: Movie Review

Wanted is a gleefully violent action gorefest, noisy and entertaining. Slightly let down by a cliche-ridden scene in which Angelina Jolie relates her secret origin ("...And that little girl.... Was ME!!"), and the 'Loom of Fate' thing was a little perplexing, but otherwise not a bad excuse to buy overpriced popcorn. 4 stars!

Friday, 20 June 2008

Devastator!

Obviously, I grew out of transforming robot toys years ago. But check out this beauty on ebay right now! This sort of thing is what I'll be keeping in my west wing when I become a millionaire playboy.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Friday, 6 June 2008

Prime Minister features in Captain Britain comic

You may have seen the excitement in the media at Gordon Brown's appearance in Marvel's 'Captain Britain and MI13' comic. However, it's not the first time it has happened. Then-PM Jim Callaghan appeared in Marvel UK's 1977 'Captain Britain' weekly comic, in a rollicking escapade, teaming up with Captain America against the Red Skull. (Appearing first in #20, before making the cover in #23, and escaping to freedom in #25.)

I'm too young to remember that particular politician, but the story certainly portrays him as a confident figure in the face of adversity - He declines the company of Captain America when escaping from the Red Skull's base, preferring to make his own way to safety, so the Captains can confront the Fuhrer-loving lobster-hued villain together.

The full story is available across two volumes:

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Peter Milligan's Meta4orce


'Meta4orce' is BBC2s new interactive superpowered detective animation, currently available on the web or BBC iPlayer. Written by Peter Milligan, presumably the same of 'Shade, the Changing Man'/'X-Statix' fame.

A new, interactive detective drama series with four TV episodes and eight fully integrated games. Become a MAKO operative and help Meta4orce uncover the sinister truth behind the murder of JJ Monroe.

LAUNCH META4ORCE

The year is 2034 and the Earth has been changed almost beyond recognition.....


It's slightly daft, but enjoyable nonsense with a faint Freakangels/Thunderbirds vibe.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

4-3-2-1 reviewed

Andy Luke reviews my 24 hour comic, and he's spot-on with the criticism I think. The Morrison influence was subconcious, and the ending rushed as the 24 hour deadline approached. Still, its available to buy if you want a copy, or you can download from this site. Here's the review, as the hosting site has been playing up a little:

Dan Fish is probably best known to me as a major co-contributor on Bugpowder.com, and as an occassional cartoonist of tiny A6 minis. This 24 hour comic created at the ICA in October 2006 makes me want to see more of the like. If this is anything to go by Dan should produce more larger pieces.

Its the tale of an astronaut whose rocket ship crashes. During these moments it occurrs to the character a series of flashbacks about his life on Earth. Some of the energies on the page are quite wonderfully kinetic and the marker score makes for some lovely portraits and sequences.

The end of the story doesnt sit well for me in the larger scheme. It seems to lose its way some. That said, it could also be read as a tribute to a wonderful early unfinished Grant Morrison stroryline that ran in Spiderman and Zoids - probably the first indication of a style Morrison would later develop in Animal Man, Doom Patrol and The Invisibles (Genuine.)