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Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote2008-01-24 06:50 pm

Travel maps, PensionBook, Bond girls, and Batman

This is very very cool. MySociety have finished [ profile] chrislightfoot's (RIP) London travel-time maps with the help of some cash from the Department of Transport. You can play around with a flash version that compares travel time to Westminster with property prices, etc. Rather nice. The hotspots nearer the edges around train stations and tube stops are a nice touch.

[ profile] rhythmaning brings us The Future of Social Networking: PensionBook

The New Bond movie is called Quantum of Solace, based around a short story in For Your Eyes Only, which I think I've read. Daft title, anyway. But more important, a new MI6 agent will be played by Gemma "Head Girl from St. Trinian's" Arterton. Sorry, I'll stop drooling now. So that's one we'll be going to see then.

Lastly, um, WTF? DC Comics to kill off Batman?
DC says issue 676 - entitled Batman R.I.P - will "change the legend of the Dark Knight forever!". The blurb adds: "Who will live? Who will die? Who will be Batman? The answers are sure to shock you in Batman R.I.P."
They "killed off" Superman, now what, Bruce Wayne dies but Grayson take son the mantle? Or something even more daft. Written by Grant Morrison, so there is at least hope that it's not awful. Hope, I said. Ever the optimist, me.

[identity profile] 2008-01-24 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
he looks like his buttock muscles are about to explode. :P

[identity profile] 2008-01-24 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I like a man with really good fart power. ;)

[identity profile] 2008-01-24 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Didn't they already have a "For Your Eyes Only" with The First Cheesy Bond? (The Bonds go, in order: The First Bond, That Other Guy, The First Cheesy Bond, The Second Best Bond, The Second Cheesy Bond, and The Best Bond)

Anyway, I'm excited for the next one with Daniel Craig. :-D

[identity profile] 2008-01-24 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, does that even count???

[identity profile] 2008-01-25 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
Lastly, um, WTF? DC Comics to kill off Batman?

I get the sense that killing characters off is the comics equivalent of having weddings in soap operas. A tried and tested method of boosting sales/ratings.

I'm sure he'll be ressurrected a month or two later, or it'll all have been a dream or something. They surely wouldn't be insane enough to really kill off one of their flagship characters?

[identity profile] 2008-01-25 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
It would certainly be an attention-grabber!

Marvel killed a bunch of their characters off a while back, didn't they? But they seem to have so many alternative Universes on the go these days that they can probably get away with that sort of thing quite easily.

I've not read any new comics in ages. I'm afraid that if I pick one up now, I'll be totally bewlidered by it all!