Everyone has an opinion on ‘Joker’ – especially those who haven’t seen it. But it’s not the dangerous incel fantasy that some have hailed it as – though it will surely still find an audience with that crowd.
‘Joker’ is gorgeous in it’s own disgusting sort of way. And, going into it, if you consider it as an alternate universe spinoff, or Elseworlds retelling, you’ll have a great time – even if you’ll need a shower afterwards.
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In 2008, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo released Joker – which went on to be a massive hit. Now, and as part of the newly created ‘DC Black Label’ (an imprint for more mature readers), they’ve released Batman: Damned. This is a pseudo-sequel to Joker and continues the tone and world-building the pair had established – through Bermejo’s luscious art and Azzarello’s (potentially Marmite) edgy writing. I adored every page.
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The Losers Club makes a return in the sequel to 2017’s surprise hit. Their a little older and a little sadder which makes for a bleak ride at times – but one that’s so very worth it. This is how you adapt Stephen King.
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After finding success with ‘Preacher’, executive producers Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg turn their talents to the second most popular Garth Ennis series – The Boys. Now the comic is notorious for depicting more or less any heinous act you can think of, so this was always going to be a tricky adaptation.
Luckily, the comic also had some great ideas – with some really great characters, comedy, and moments of satire. And those things shine through in this super adaptation. With just enough of the trademark Ennis edginess left in.
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Story by Jack Bumby It was our first job – literally the very first, we’d barely even set up shop. Image credit: Thyfany Ron The water splashed up at my torso. “That’s just swell.” “Char! Char!” Charmander scolded, from his position on my shoulder. “It…
The first spinoff from the smash-hit franchise sees Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs reluctantly teaming with Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw to save the world. It’s big, it’s stupid, it’s amazing.
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After becoming a little obsessed with ‘The Matrix’ recently, and with the upcoming release of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, I decided to see where the cyberpunk genre began.
‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson is a fast, messy, and excellent science fiction story.
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