Thursday 5 July 2012


2x08 Episode 8
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
[#52 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

It's on Film4 tonight (by the time you might be reading this), so I'll try to have a review up during the day -- keep an eye out if you're interested.


Amazing Fantasy #15 (2012 reprint) by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

As part of the celebration of Spider-Man's 50th anniversary, Marvel have re-printed his first ever appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15, alongside the stories from The Amazing Spider-Man #1, all with new colours by Beaulieu. Some people fundamentally object to that, but where's the arm when the original version has been collected in numerous different editions down the years?

One thing it does prove is how much comic book art has changed since the '60s. You put modern colours on an '80s, maybe even a '70s, book and it looks like it was produced yesterday; this, however, looks like an imitation of an old-fashioned style. Still cracking stories though.