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Green Arrow Volume 2: Triple Threat TP
Green Arrow Volume 2: Triple Threat TP
by Ann Nocenti
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Little more than fan fiction, 24 Jun. 2013
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So anyone who has read my review of the Midas Touch will not only know that I am relatively new to the DC universe but was also completely knew to Green Arrow.

I loved the Midas Touch but found it lacking in its back story. Sadly Volume 2 doesn't try to expand on the character but rather throws the character into pointless stories and encounters.

Dan Jurgens introduced us to a fresh new Oliver Queen, a character who had more connections to his recent TV counterparts than he did his original comic book origins. While this was obviously a sore point for GA fans it was a refreshing touch for newcomers.

Ann Nocenti on the other hand shows no knowledge of Dan's new Oliver or his earlier incarnations. Ann appears to be desperate to throw Oliver into stories that would only grace pages of poorly written fan fiction. Ann's first story out the gate 'Triple Threat' throws see Oliver drugged and kidnapped by triplets (who he prompletely seduces and proceeds to have sex with all three of them). Instead of exploring the character or his new location/co-stars she proceeds to write a story that would have felt out of place on a Twilight fan page. You can explain away Oliver's odd behavior with the drugging, however, even after the drugs have worn off he continues to act out of character. Worse still as this is only the 7th issue (second story) into the New 52 GA we know so little of the character it makes it even harder to follow.

Thankfully Ann has been replaced by Andrea Sorrentino for Volume 3, we can only hope Andrea has a better understanding of the character.


Green Arrow TP Vol 01 The Midas Touch (Green Arrow (DC Comics Paperback))
Green Arrow TP Vol 01 The Midas Touch (Green Arrow (DC Comics Paperback))
by Dan Jurgens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Start, 24 Jun. 2013
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While I can understand a lot of GA fans not liking this story it is a brilliant jumping on point for new comers to both Green Arrow and DC in general. Unlike Batman or Green Lantern no back knowledge of GA is required with this book, its a completely new slate and fresh perspective.

Before the New 52 I had read very little DC comics and had never read a GA title before. However, being a fan of sci-fi and comics in general I did have a passing knowledge of the character.

The Midas Touch does away with the middle aged archer and reshapes Oliver Queen as a younger, 'greener' (no pun intended), man. Oliver is more fitting of WB's Smallville or recent Arrow series rather than his previous comic book counterpart. He his a man trying to do what is right while juggling a lifestyle he doesn't really want.

The only downside to the book is there is no hint at Oliver's back story, whether his origins of being ship wrecked on a deserted island will stand is unknown. And that is the problem with this story, wheres Green Lantern just continued on from its previous saga, GA is completely new and without any back story to the character or his surroundings it leaves both newcomers and fans alike a little lost and disjointed.


Tomy 8" Pokemon Pikachu Plush
Tomy 8" Pokemon Pikachu Plush
Offered by Hoombletoys & Collectables
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tomy I choose You, 27 Jan. 2013
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I bought this for my son, who was at the time (2 months ago) six months old. He ablsoutly loves it, the moment I took it out of the box to show to him his eyes lit up and now he takes it with him where ever he goes.

As for the toy it's self it is truly fantastic, concidering the price I expected this to be a little poorer than it actually is. The body is well stuffed but still incredibly soft. The ears, arms and tail are also well stuffed to the point that each stays in perfect place no matter how much chewing or grabbing they endure.

I really can not rate this toy high enough to the point I have since also ordered Snivy for my son.


Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony (Star Trek)
Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony (Star Trek)
by Dayton Ward
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is the way the Federation ends, not with a bang but a whimper, 20 May 2012
After the Destiny Trilogy and A Singular Destiny the Typhon Pact series was created it study the landscape of the Star Trek Universe after the Borg devistated the galaxy. Each book focusing on one of the Star Trek Franchises and one of the founding members of the newley established Typhon Pact. The Paths of Disharmony was the final book in the first wave of the Typon Pact sounded so promising, saddly the book fails to deliver. To begin with the book is over a hundred pages too long and still manages to be over a hundred pages to short, however, I will get more to this in a minute.

The book focus's on the TNG characters and the ongoing Andorian reproductive issues, without spoliering anything a new treatment has been brought to the table which may solve the Andoiran crisis - whose population, like most of the Federation, are still trying to recover after Borg invasion - however the 'cure' comes at a price - it only rquires 2 of the Andorian casts to reproduce - and as a result the entire populice is up in arms not only aginst the treatment but against the Federation who they believe deserted them in the war with the Borg. And this remains the focus on the first 311 pages (the book is only 455 pages long), it is when the Tholian's arrive (and who only appear for a few chapters) that the entire landscape of the book, the Andorian people and the Federation is changed.

Saddly it takes over 300 pages for anything to happen, at one point I skipped over a hundred pages of the novel and was still able to continue reading the book without losing any of the plot. What happens after page 311 happens far too quickly and this is what I was saying about the book being too long and too short. the final hundred pages or so are enjoyable, tense and (while the ending is obvious from the first few pages of the book) is likely to have a huge impact on the Star Trek franchise going forward.

After reading the book I honestly can't help but feel the plot of the book would have been more suited to one of Keith DeCandino's polictical Star Trek Books (Articles of the Federation/Singular Destiny). The events of the book are too big to be studied from just the point of view of the Enterprises crew, we needed to see behind the closed doors.

Saddly when all is said and done the book feels more like a simple excerise in moving pawns into place (a lot of the book focuses on Picard and clearly getting him into postion for the events of Star Trek XI prequal graphic novel) rather than a study of the Typhon Pact.

Overall the book manages to be slow and uneventful while completly changing the landscape of the Federation and in the end its this lack of balance which makes the read incredibly disapointing.
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Halo 3: Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)
Halo 3: Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finish the Fight, 1 Oct. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Halo was one of the launch titles for the original X-Box back in 2001 and showed the world exactly how FPS should look and feel for the new generation, Not only was the game outstanding but it held a rich storyline that helped spawn the second game. Halo 2 was launched in 2004 and with it brought the birth of the X-box live or at least the point when people began to see the X-Box Live for what it was. Halo 2 created a fantastic and addictive online multiplayer game that set the bench mark for how all online games should feel. Now in 2007 Halo 3 has been launched on the X-Box 360 and while the 360 is now a couple of years old Microsoft have made it clear this is the big hope for the 360.
Halo 3 has a lot to live up to... so what does Halo 3 bring to the table?
Surpisingly not a lot, besides a system which records every moment of both solo and multiplayer games it dosn't revlousionize anything. Besides a few new weapons and vichles there is nothing new interms of game play. So what makes the game so worth while then?
Its the fact that after two predicesors and countless other FPS out there the game still feels fresh, from the moment you step into the shoes of the Master Chief you don't want to stop playing. No its not as big or as complex or even as gritty as the likes of Bioshock or the Darkness, but it has something neither of those two games, as outstanding as they were, have... in fact its something very few games have at all... and thats heart. The game, especially if you've been following the series from the start, makes you trully care about the characters and its not afraid to pull any punches right up until the credits roll at the end will the game keep you guessing on whats going to happen next. Will the Master Chief save Cortana? Will he stop the flood? Will the Earth be saved? A game doesn't have to be revolutionary when its not afraid to be dareing. And the truth is the game is one of the best and most enjoyable FPS I have ever played, its only failing grace is the fact that it feels too short.


Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
Offered by Super-bargains
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finish the Fight, 1 Oct. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Halo 3 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Halo was one of the launch titles for the original X-Box back in 2001 and showed the world exactly how FPS should look and feel for the new generation, Not only was the game outstanding but it held a rich storyline that helped spawn the second game. Halo 2 was launched in 2004 and with it brought the birth of the X-box live or at least the point when people began to see the X-Box Live for what it was. Halo 2 created a fantastic and addictive online multiplayer game that set the bench mark for how all online games should feel. Now in 2007 Halo 3 has been launched on the X-Box 360 and while the 360 is now a couple of years old Microsoft have made it clear this is the big hope for the 360.
Halo 3 has a lot to live up to... so what does Halo 3 bring to the table?
Surpisingly not a lot, besides a system which records every moment of both solo and multiplayer games it dosn't revlousionize anything. Besides a few new weapons and vichles there is nothing new interms of game play. So what makes the game so worth while then?
Its the fact that after two predicesors and countless other FPS out there the game still feels fresh, from the moment you step into the shoes of the Master Chief you don't want to stop playing. No its not as big or as complex or even as gritty as the likes of Bioshock or the Darkness, but it has something neither of those two games, as outstanding as they were, have... in fact its something very few games have at all... and thats heart. The game, especially if you've been following the series from the start, makes you trully care about the characters and its not afraid to pull any punches right up until the credits roll at the end will the game keep you guessing on whats going to happen next. Will the Master Chief save Cortana? Will he stop the flood? Will the Earth be saved? A game doesn't have to be revolutionary when its not afraid to be dareing. And the truth is the game is one of the best and most enjoyable FPS I have ever played, its only failing grace is the fact that it feels too short.


Halo 3 Legendary Edition (Xbox 360)
Halo 3 Legendary Edition (Xbox 360)

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finish the Fight, 1 Oct. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Halo was one of the launch titles for the original X-Box back in 2001 and showed the world exactly how FPS should look and feel for the new generation, Not only was the game outstanding but it held a rich storyline that helped spawn the second game. Halo 2 was launched in 2004 and with it brought the birth of the X-box live or at least the point when people began to see the X-Box Live for what it was. Halo 2 created a fantastic and addictive online multiplayer game that set the bench mark for how all online games should feel. Now in 2007 Halo 3 has been launched on the X-Box 360 and while the 360 is now a couple of years old Microsoft have made it clear this is the big hope for the 360.
Halo 3 has a lot to live up to... so what does Halo 3 bring to the table?
Surpisingly not a lot, besides a system which records every moment of both solo and multiplayer games it dosn't revlousionize anything. Besides a few new weapons and vichles there is nothing new interms of game play. So what makes the game so worth while then?
Its the fact that after two predicesors and countless other FPS out there the game still feels fresh, from the moment you step into the shoes of the Master Chief you don't want to stop playing. No its not as big or as complex or even as gritty as the likes of Bioshock or the Darkness, but it has something neither of those two games, as outstanding as they were, have... in fact its something very few games have at all... and thats heart. The game, especially if you've been following the series from the start, makes you trully care about the characters and its not afraid to pull any punches right up until the credits roll at the end will the game keep you guessing on whats going to happen next. Will the Master Chief save Cortana? Will he stop the flood? Will the Earth be saved? A game doesn't have to be revolutionary when its not afraid to be dareing. And the truth is the game is one of the best and most enjoyable FPS I have ever played, its only failing grace is the fact that it feels too short.


Superman: Doomsday [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Superman: Doomsday [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £5.75

8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Superman or Superdud?, 23 Sept. 2007
The film is losely based on the Death of Superman Trilogy from the early '90's, that premise alone should have made it a great film... but somewhere along the way it fails. The direction lacks subtly and the plot lacks intelgance (why doesn't Superman just hurl Doomsday into space instead of throwing him right back into Metropolis?), for the most part the voice acting is completely off and so is the characters dont seem to feel right at times - Jimmy selling out for money is a good example. I think Adam Baldwin is a fantastic actor but saddly his voice is too rough to really fit the feel of Superman or Clark James Masters (Lex Luthor) on the other hand is the complete opposite here is a man who was just born to play Lex (oddly enough I'd never seen it before up until I actually heard his voice) and the sad fact is James Masters is actually the best part of this whole film.
If you want a good comic book/animated film go for Iron Man or Doctor Strange, this is saddly one film that is destined to linger in the shadows of Marvel's animated features.
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