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Military Personnel

Six degrees

Didier Drogba received a rousing welcome from mainland soccer fans this month when the former Chelsea striker (below) arrived to take his place on the Shanghai Shenhua team.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

California 37 (CD) Train

American pop band Train struck it big with their 2009 single Hey, Soul Sister from their fifth album, Save Me, San Francisco. Now they're back, hoping to regain that success with their latest offering, California 37.

Opener This'll Be My Year highlights landmark dates in the songwriter's life. It's an attempt at autobiography, but doesn't quite succeed as a song.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sinister tour spells trouble for girls' song and dance dream

India Dark By Kirsty Murray Published by Templar ISBN 978 1 84877 210 6

Kirsty Murray's new novel is a snappily titled read based on the true story of a troupe of Australian child singers and dancers who toured Asia and India in the early 1900s. It tells what happened when these exploited kids mounted a strike against their manager.

6 May 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

Rip Van Winkle's long nap

I t was the same performance every morning. 'Get moving, you lazy lump! The chickens need to be fed! And the horse needs two new shoes! Am I expected to do everything around here? You're useless! I don't know why I married you! You're just a waste of space! A complete waste of space!'

5 Mar 2012 - 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

It's Captain America vs the Nazis

Captain America turned 70 this year, but he is still going strong. Here comes his first big-screen adventure: The First Avenger.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

China, US meet face to face on Asia-Pacific

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1961)

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Simon & Schuster

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A touch of class

Rather aptly for a film inspired by Norse mythology, Thor hits you with a thunderbolt as soon as the credits roll. Never mind the X-Men franchise, with its dream team of Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, this latest Marvel Comics movie adaptation is about as thespian as blockbusters get.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

X-Men (anime)

The X-men are in Japan to fight a mysterious group of mutant hunters in the latest Marvel Comics 'Anime-ted' series.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Face up to it

'When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a facelift any day' Marty Bucella - Cartoonist

Face value

Your face is the front part of your head, but what is ...?

1 a face pack

a. a creamy substance that is put on the face, left to dry and then removed to make the face cleaner or younger looking

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Wolverine (anime)

It's time for some slicing and dicing sushi-style as Marvel Comics' most popular cigar-smoking hero, Wolverine, gets an anime makeover. The product of an ongoing collaboration with Japanese anime firm Madhouse, Marvel's Wolverine is a 12-episode series set in Japan.

This is the second Marvel character to get a Japanese makeover, following the success of Iron Man.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Anime bonanza back on our screens

Happy New Year, Otaku Zone fans. While several anime shows ended last year, we can look forward to 17 new shows in 2011. Some of our top picks have already started, so tune in!

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Off their game

Most films adapted from video games miss the mark. Maybe it's just the nature of video games: an interactive medium that simply does not translate well into film, a more passive form of entertainment.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

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