Oh. Eight.

So here it is, the one thing every blogger is obliged to churn out at this time of year: an annual review of stuff.

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Marvel's mess

Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ series – all £250 of it. I wish the Big Two would just give it rest with the whole annual cross-title ‘event’. As with Civil War and 52, it’s just a long drawn out way of making very little happen, diluting the essence of all of the characters by sticking them in the same room together for months at a time.

If you want superheroes to look super, you have to surround them with regular folk, not each other. This problem applies to Heroes as well – but at least they aren’t doing a crossover with every other program produced by NBC.

High Line

Manhattan’s iconic High Line carved a route through the 20th century at a height of three storeys. Now it is to be reborn as a green space. Read more at the Guardian.