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Atticus last won the day on September 1 2013

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  1. Walking Dead

    Now that Channel 5USA have finally shown the season 3 finale, I can actually come into this thread. For the two weeks until season 4 airs in the US, then I'll be out for a year or so. Aye, I actually quite liked that they didn't end the season with a big climactic devastating battle. It's a pleasant change of pace from the horrors of the season 2 climax and the resignation of season 1. Nice to end on a bit of an upbeat note, with the group rediscovering their humanity and taking in the helpless after leaving that guy to the walkers on the highway the other week. And like John said, we have a clean break from the comic so anything can happen now (although I do notice that in light of Merle's departure a vacancy has came up for a one-handed cast member - Rick should be worried). That said, I do wonder where they're going with this. Rick's group aren't exactly great in numbers, and now they've taken on board responsibility for all the folk from Woodbury who were too old, too young, or too weak to fight. And I'd have thought that the well defended Woodbury would make a better base than the prison. Maybe I'm worrying unecessarily, and these points will all be addressed in season 4. Sometime in 2015 for me, probably.
  2. Picture this

    Aye, about half an hour's drive north of me. Don't know the whole story, but the abbey was restored in the 80s (I think) and the stonemasons had a bit of fun with the gargoyles. There are a few other freaky ones too.
  3. Big books of comics

    Oh, while we're on the subject: much as I was happy to see a reappearance of Alastair Stewart, whatever happened to his lovely (certainly when Alan Davis was on art duties) twin sister, Brigadier Alysande Stewart?
  4. Picture this

    Nice pic of the gargoyles at Paisley Abbey Slinker. Where'd you find that?
  5. Big books of comics

    Just finished reading the first two tpbs of Captain Britain & MI13...... bloody great stuff. I do like Cornell's very British take on superheroes. Cap's response to a Skrull sneering about how these tiny people don't know about grandeur & pride is a sarcastic "I think you'll find we do. We just don't like to make a fuss". Brilliant. Have to say I don't know who Pete Wisdom is, or John the Scouse Skrull, but I'm happy enough to learn as I go. Or not, as the case might be, since there's only one other trade. What else was surprisingly good? Oh aye, the scene where the flags all over Britain magically fly together to take the form of a new hero. Very well put together. The rest of MI13 are interesting too. The Black Knight - who I know of, but not actually anything about him, is a good partner to new super-doctor Faiza. Its nice to see an Islamic presence in a story where it's just another facet of a character, rather than an 'issue' or a story in it's own right. Anyway, looking forward to vol 3.
  6. What's going on with you?

    Ah. That would certainly be restrictive. Avaunt: I played when I was in school for a couple of years, stopped at about 16. Wasn't particularly great, but good enough for the school orchestra. Whether any of it remains after the intervening decades is yet to be established.
  7. What's going on with you?

    At the very least the right wing government should give your paper plenty to write about? Anyway, glad to see you back. In other news: I just bought a saxophone on Ebay!
  8. I am (read) Batman

    Batman Black Mirror and Batman Gates Of Gotham are both excellent IMO. Scott Snyder writing Dick Grayson as Bats - great stuff.
  9. The Leaden Age of the new 52 - DCU thread

    Well then, either Newsarama or Bleeding Cool is wrong. BC have a different version as the new one, and lists that one as the 3rd reject http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/08/23/the-new-52-gets-a-new-lobo-and-its-not-what-you-think/lobo_d-_kr/
  10. The Leaden Age of the new 52 - DCU thread

    Is that not one of the rejected ideas for Lobo? Bleeding Cool has some pics, and notes that one as a rejected design (I think - can't get the link here). That said, the one they list as final isn't much better and still the same distance from the Lobo we know But then again: I really couldn't give a toss about what they remake Lobo as.
  11. Man of Steel vs Daredevil

    That's very much my view too. But Affleck wasn't a particularly good actor at that stage of his career. Still an ok movie though.
  12. Man of Steel vs Daredevil

    My first reaction was one of disappointment, but now that I think about it he might do quite well. He's big, dark & broody. His acting's improved since Daredevil. And he's now got the maturity and presence to look down on the noticeably younger Clavell as Superman. Given the right script and direction he could do quite well. I'll reserve pre-judgement till we know a bit more.
  13. What's going on with you?

    Greg, my wife expressed great - and worryingly curious - surprise that I know a gorgeous male model (who likes comics). I told her you were, obviously, a figment of my magination.
  14. WHO's that girl?

    .....and the Tardis will change from blue to red (police boxes in Glasgow were red, fact fans).
  15. WHO's that girl?

    I think Capaldi is one of the most versatile and reliable actors we have in the UK today, and therefore I am most pleased. If you even compare a sample of his previous roles - geeky scientist-type in Local Hero, transvestite in Prime Suspect, long-lost wandering uncle in The Crow Road, govt minister in Torchwood: Children of Earth and of course the iconic spin doctor Malcolm Tucker - it's clear he has the ability to fully inhabit and make real any role he takes on. I read that it was heavily tipped in the tabloids but I never thought he'd actually get it. The only downsides are that now we won't get Michelle Gomez next as the 1st female Doctor (can't see them casting 2 Scots in a row) and likewise Alan Cumming is forever out of the running.
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