Salman Beadle

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The Wire: Complete HBO Season 1-5 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Dominic West
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All The Pieces Matter, 28 Dec 2008
It is very probable that if you're reading this you've never actually seen an episode of "The Wire" before. Granted, 2008 was the year in which the series reached critical mass, receiving write-ups in magazines and newspapers, and spreading via word-of-mouth like some virulent disease, but despite this charm offensive, you are in fact more likely to have at least heard of "The Wire" than to have actually watched it.

And for this reason alone, I am quivering with jealousy. HBO have been nice (and commercialy minded) enough to package the entire series into a serious boxset on serious earth, and even if you are intimidated by the price, not to mention the glassy-eyed proselytizers… Read more
Y: The Last Man: Whys and Wherefores: 10 by Brian K. Vaughan
And so we come to the end.

For the past six years I followed this comic series, and for the most part I found it an entertaining, clever and, at times, harsh series. Whilst it did not have the same "WTF-Factor" of something like the Luna Brothers' "Girls", or the same epic intensity as "The Walking Dead", it was definitely one of the better contemporary comics available on the shelf.

Anybody who's been following the story up to this point will know the drill, and will be eager to see the stories of Yorick, 355 and Ampersand finally resolved. But, Brian K Vaughan does not play nice with the reader, as anyone who has read "Pride of Baghdad" can tell you. It's interesting… Read more
Ice Haven by Daniel Clowes
Ice Haven by Daniel Clowes
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Although not as overtly ambitious as the cinematic "David Boring", or as emotionally intimate as "Ghost World", "Ice Haven" is still as rich and unique as Clowes' two best known works. In form it resembles a less profane and (relatively) more stable version of his "Eightball" comics, as the books shifts focus from character to character in the suburban neighbourhood of "Ice Haven". Like "Eightball" Clowes not only imbues each of his characters not only with their own voices, but on occasion with their own art style, which range from the Clowes' usual blank, distant and beautiful drawings to an overtly cartoonish look. The various storylines and lives do not so much collide as they do pass… Read more

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