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Marvel Comics

Valiant effort

Two former Hong Kong students fulfil a dream by rescuing their favourite comic book company, writes Kavita Daswani.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 5:21pm

An inappropriately good read for young and young-at-heart

Highly Inappropriate Tales For Young People By Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu Published by William Heinemann ISBN 978 0 434 02159 8

The title of this collection of short stories by Canadian satirical writer Douglas Coupland and illustrator Graham Roumieu is a caution that lets young people know what they will be getting into before starting to read.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Superheroes unite in fight

Anyone who remotely calls themselves a comic book fan has seen them. You know, the cameos and end credit scenes in Marvel films over the past few years. The ones that teased us into believing that an ensemble film was in the pipeline.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Suspense and thrills in fight against evil

Dark Inside By Jeyn Roberts Published by Simon and Shuster ISBN 978 1442423541

Dark Inside is a novel about an apocalypse where four American teenagers have to survive in a world of chaos. All forms of electricity and communication have ceased, and an unknown evil is taking hold of their country.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Crazy Cage's flame goes out

For the record, I never thought the original Ghost Rider was all that awful. It's an ideal film for those switch-off-your-brain and enjoy-the-ride moments we all get now and again. In that sense, it serves its purpose. You may even come away with a new admiration for daredevil bike riders.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Devil's bounty hunter revs up again

In their forthcoming Marvel sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor take an entirely different approach to the original.

They carried out an overhaul - bringing a more edgy tone to the film franchise.

Yet they knew one thing needed to remain - actor Nicolas Cage as vigilante superhero Ghost Rider.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

An official glimpse of Hong Kong ... through rose-tinted glasses

It's always interesting to see how governments like to project themselves and the territory for which they are responsible in speeches and publications.

There is often a temptation to gild the lily, and the Hong Kong government's This Is Hong Kong, an online e-book, is no exception.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The spider and the promise

A man and his wife had been travelling for two long and difficult weeks. They had walked along the edge of deserts, through lush jungle land and across wide empty plains. Each night, they had slept under the stars and each day the wife had complained endlessly about the journey.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Armed police the biggest threat to city's finest

Several months ago, the press had a field day with images from a policewoman's blog showing what were described as 'racy' photographs of policewomen larking around in their underwear and one in which they were pointing guns at each other.

This set us wondering why Hong Kong's police officers are still armed.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Superhero flick a let-down

The release of The Avengers movie next year will rock the Marvel Universe. Until then, fans can only play the waiting game. But you can get a sneak peak at Captain America: the First Avenger, on circuit now.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am