Author name: alasdairstuart

Review: 2000AD Prog 1824

The sheer variety in any given issue of 2000AD is both its greatest strength and weakness. It’s a strength because no other comic I’ve ever encountered has the same willingness to experiment and shift tone, strip by strip. It’s a weakness because, inevitably, strips tend to start together which means it can be difficult for …

Review: 2000AD Prog 1824

Review: Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse

  SEAL Team Six aren’t quite real anymore, in fact, they haven’t been for a while. The unit was officially disbanded in 1987 and replaced with the United States Naval Special Warfare Development group. Being the military, this unit has two official designations, NSWDG and DEVGRU. Also being the military, it has a third name; …

Review: Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse

What I Did In February 2013

The first thing I did in February 2013? Draft this post so I don’t spend three hours at the end of the month building the thing. Usual rules apply, names and titles are usually clickable and the magic word ‘here’ will transport you to my wordspace. Or something. Anyway, first off, this happened! So, a …

What I Did In February 2013

The Hunting Mirror: Sinister

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgYxydrVlDk] Slide 1: A photograph of Neolithic cave art. Stick figures are clearly discernible, as are deer, horses and mammoth. A hunting party is bringing a mammoth down to the right of the shot whilst to the left, a group of smaller figures are seen congregating around a figure with an odd, elongated face. …

The Hunting Mirror: Sinister

Review: Utopia Episode 5

Back when The X Files was a going concern but in the process of winding down, I used to joke about my ideal final episode. It would open with Mulder, standing at the front of a classroom, next to a blackboard. His first words be ‘So, we start here…’ and he’d begin explaining the entire …

Review: Utopia Episode 5

Five Conversations with John Blake: The Dark Knight Rises

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8evyE9TuYk] Before the Fall of Gotham, Bruce Wayne Blake stopped being scared a long time ago, the anger never faded. Sitting across from Bruce Wayne, a man wearing a suit that cost more than Blake’s salary, he saw it in the older man’s eyes; the blank, cold rage of being wounded by the world …

Five Conversations with John Blake: The Dark Knight Rises

Review: Utopia Episode 4

Every conspiracy theory, and every conspiracy show, has a Slump. Sometimes it’s the moment where you realize that the person explaining the theory to you is actually advocating, seriously, that reptilian aliens make up the world’s governments and that these aliens are regularly enhancing human soldiers for combat on alien worlds reached via stargates.  It’s …

Review: Utopia Episode 4

Al Dente: Sandwichhalla

Okay, I know this looks bad. But I can explain… And also provide context! Every now and then, you just need a sandwich. A lot of the time for me, ‘every now and then’ equates to ‘every couple of days’. Sometimes it equates to ‘daily’ and from time to time it equates to ‘I am …

Al Dente: Sandwichhalla

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