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Who reviewed what below?
After each review quote you'll see the initials of the critic who wrote it (and that review). Here's your key to Who's Who
BO = Larry "Bocepheus" Evans
JR = Jim "Good Old JR" Rutkowski

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-COMICS-
GO TO ALL OF THE NOVEMBER 2005 COMIC REVIEWS BELOW

  THING #1
"Slott is doing such a good job with She-Hulk Marvel let him do the same with Ben and it could work again" (BO)
  BOOKS OF DOOM #1
"Brubaker uses the technique of having Doom tell his own story in what seems to be a documentary about his life" (BO)
  BATMAN AND MONSTER MEN #1
"There are several interesting segments here with Wagner effectively adding to the Batman legend..." (BO)
  ESCAPIST #8
"There isnít a bad story here but the winner is the first one." (BO)
  DECIMATION  THE DAY AFTER
"Claremont has been doing this long enough to keep the plates spinning to force us to see what happens next." (BO)
  DMZ #1
"...hard hitting stuff that could make some readers pass for lighter fare but stick around, you'il get a quality book." (BO)
  ANEW EXCALIBUR #1
"Claremont is his usual self here but the star of the issue is Michael Ryan" (BO)
  VICTORIA'S SECRET SERVICE #00
"....steals much from Danger Girl to very little effect." (BO)

-MOVIES-

     
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   JARHEAD
"...compelling in the way it presents a new facet of a genre that some would argue was mined out long ago." (JR)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!
GO TO ALL OF THE OCTOBER 2005 COMIC REVIEWS BELOW

 
  13TH SON #1
"The issue zips along and is a lot of fun so why not give it a chance ..." (Bo)
  ADVENT RISING #1
"Kids and players of the game platform should get into this but I would guess that most will pass."  (Bo)
  ARMY OF DARKNESS #1
"Itís all very silly and twisted and should make folks laugh a lot..." (Bo)
  FEAR AGENTS #1
"This entertaining first issue is an attempt to make science fiction tales fun again so it has at least accomplished that."  (Bo)
  MISTER NIGHT
"I have a marked distaste for black & white independent comics but this one shot is pretty cool in its own way..." (Bo)
  PURGATORI #1
"In this incarnation Purgatori seems to be smaller breasted so this is indeed a new era for the character."  (Bo)
  SEASON OF THE WITCH #1
"This isnít a new story but Nitz makes it interesting. ..." (Bo)
  SPAWN #150
"Hine drops a lot of stuff in our laps all through this extra long issue and what we get should increase readership..."  (Bo)
  LOVELESS #1
"I would predict that the book will sell in the steady Fables numbers but not Preacher numbers..." (Bo)
  SOLO #7
"This issue of Solo is mostly hits with only slight misses."  (Bo)
  GIANT MONSTER #1
"You can feel that Niles is having fun with this story..." (Bo)
  CAPTAIN\ ATOM ARMAGEDDON #1
"The tale is well written and serves the purpose of drawing us in enough to make us look for the following installment"  (Bo)
  NICK FURY'S HOWLING COMMANDOES #1
"....the book alternates from serious to bizarre in less than the time it takes your eye to register what you just read. " (Bo)
  SHE HULK #1
"The story here is immensely enjoyable and composed of small hilarious moments surrounding major funny ones."  (Bo)
  the KEEP #1
"Clark's art is enhanced by the decision to color the limited series in blue tones and white." (Bo)
  INFINITE CRISIS #1
"There were lots of little character beats, but no real characterization that led me to understand these people..."  (Bo)
  WHERE MONSTERS DWELL
"... if you wanted to gamble on something funny then these are the books for you." (Bo)
  FABLES #42
"Willingham gives us a wonderful story but Buckingham goes insane with creativity"  (Bo)
  FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-Y #1
"This arc is supposed to bring a permanent change to Spider-Man-an evolution is truly inevitable.." (Bo)
  ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD #1
"Itís a nicely done story that gets us comfortable and catches us up on the history of the George Romero film" (Bo)

-MOVIES-

  SHOPGIRL
"Rarely do we see a film that treats the subject of romance and relationships seriously "  (JR)
  GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK
"...a fascinating and compelling piece of filmmaking, and its impact is enhanced by the style in which it is presented"  (JR)
  NORTH COUNTRY
"...a personal drama with strong political overtones." (JR)
  WALLACE & GROMIT WERE-RABBIT
"...one of 2005's few non-live action feature capable of engaging all members of the family."  (JR)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

 
  HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
"..whether History is read as a statement on mankind's penchant for violence-it simply works." (JR)

BOOK OF
THE WEEK!

-MOVIES-

  CINDERELLA MAN
"Having seen a fair amount of film fights in my time this ranks amongst the all time best" (JR)
 

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