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GamelogoBy Australian Ninja

Remnants & Relics. Buttonhole *Special* Feature

Welcome dear reader to Remnants & Relics, the first in an ongoing series of features looking back at various aspects of yesterday's video games. This series is one that I'd hoped to kick off many months ago, but I just haven't had the time to do it justice, until now. So consider this your opportunity to put on your best pair or rose-tinted glasses, open up a luke-warm can of clichés and prepare to hop aboard the way-back-machine.... It came from beyond two dimensions! -A Look Back at Isometric Gaming-

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

ACMI Day Tripper

Welcome Buttonhole readers to another feature that is so choc-full of goodness that I've divided it into several sections. The top half is about the Indy video games showcased at ACMI. The bottom half is about the Pixar exhibit. It's ridiculously long and all terribly interesting to read, so you may as well read it in two halves, or just the parts that interest you. After reading about the ACMI exhibits on their website and getting more than a little excited, I decided to make the perilous trek to inner Melbourne. With time on my side and money stuffed in my pocket I ventured forth to the train station. Once on board I passed the time by staring out the window, reading a volume of Dark Horse's Concrete and snacking on tasty fruit. Arriving at Flinders St, I wandered around until inevitably finding my way out of the rat-maze like station.

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Classic Comic-book Review. Kraven's Last Hunt

"Here lies Spider-Man - Slain by the Hunter" So reads the grave of one of histories greatest superheros. "But he's not dead, is he? What happened to everyone's favourite web-slinger? Spidey seems to be alive and well now, what with his three movie deal and a string of monthly Marvel comic-book titles to his name, so why was he buried six feet under? The year is 1987. The company is Marvel. The character is Sergei Kravinov also known as 'Kraven the Hunter.' Back in the 60's Stan and Steve (Lee and Ditko, respectively) churned out a heap of cool villains for the title "Amazing Spider-Man." Doctor Octopus, The Cham

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Comics 101 header Scott Tipton has some news for his readers (and Buffy fans)

A bit of a (late) plug for the "Comics Proffessor"

Wed, 30 November 2005

Sammy by: Hillelman

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Scott Tipton from www.moviepoopshoot.com who writes the excellent "Comics 101" column there (amongst other things), and also did a great Q & A article for us some time ago, sent out this news in an email to his readers a while back. I meant to post it at the time, but completely forgot. Better late than never right? Cheers Scott, good luck with it all and keep up the fantastic work.


Dear COMICS 101 Readers:

Once again, I beg your forgiveness for this spammish intrusion into your mailbox. Feel free to delete away if you're so inclined. For those of you who may for some reason be interested in my work, I've got some exciting news.

This month's PREVIEWS features my first published work in comics, the second SPIKE one-shot from IDW, SPIKE:
OLD WOUNDS, written by yours truly and drawn by Fernando Goni. At the risk of sounding immodest, I'm really proud of this one, and I hope you'll check it out. This second solo adventure of the fan-favorite character from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL has something for everyone: suspense, action, a little humor and some absolutely beautiful artwork by Fernando Goni, featuring what I think is some of the best work he's done. I've seen the pages, and they're outstanding.

Scott Tipton: Spike
SPIKE: OLD WOUNDS will be released in January, so if you want to make sure you get a copy, head on down to your local comic shop and pre-order it. If you're looking for an online store, I'm happy to once again recommend the good folks at Earth-2 Comics (www.earth2comics.com). Just shoot them an e-mail at earth2@sbcglobal.net and they'll be happy to tell you how to order. I know it sounds like hype, but the last SPIKE one-shot sold out immediately upon release, and I wouldn't expect this one to be any different.

Thanks for letting me take up a moment of your time, and thanks for all the support in the past. See you next Wednesday (and every Wednesday) at the Poop!

Regards,
Scott


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Toons
ToonlogoBy Borgieman

Manifest '07 Report

Ninja's note: Once again, it's time for another Buttonhole report on the Melbourne Anime Festival, otherwise known as Manifest 2007. If you missed Ichibod's feature on a previous Manifest, check it out here. This Manifest coverage comes to you courtesy of forum regular and newest Buttonhole contributor Borgieman, a cool guy who knows his Anime and has been known to play a video game or two. So read on true believers! A Day at Manifest 2007

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Only Yesterday. Anime Review

The problem with having favourite films is that every time I watch another Studio Ghibli film it becomes my new favourite. It kind of renders the word 'favourite' meaningless when every Studio Ghibli film takes my breath away. Still, I can't complain about being thoroughly entertained by this whimsical and insightful film, "Only Yesterday". This gem was directed by Isao Takahata, well known for his anime film Grave of the Fireflies. Although Only Yesterday is a light hearted film that ambles along at a leisurely pace, it still manages to explore themes such as love, work, family relationship struggles, following your dreams and country versus city living. In the film, the main character Taeko decides to take a working vacation in the country, getting away from her office bound job and unexpectedly starts t

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Jason

Speed Grapher V1. Anime Review

Well, "I don't like it" was my initial feeling when viewing this Anime for the first time. Subsequent viewings haven't changed my views a great deal. Nothing really stands out as being absolute shit but it seems that this series tries too hard. It's almost like they were more interested in creating something 'edgy' and confronting but sadly forgot to include an even remotely palatable story. The hero of this particular piece is a bloke called Tatsumi Saiga. Tatsumi is a photographer and a veteran war journalist for whom taking photos has become somewhat of a fetish. Although he seems to have become jaded - nothing is worth wasting his film on - that is, at least until he stumbles across an exclusive club for the mega rich

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