Let’s not beat around the bush, when you get to your tenth season you’ve got to start mixing things up to avoid the whole thing going stale. And you can’t claim that The Walking Dead hasn’t shaken things up. This episode sees Carol suffering from sleep deprivation and a great turn towards the good side for Negan. Both bold choices, but it makes Ghosts one excellent episode.Read more "The Walking Dead – ‘Ghosts’ Review"
We’ve spent half a season now and, although we’ve picked up some clues, we don’t really know a whole lot about The Whisperers. We’ve seen bits of Alpha’s life and can understand why she’s a bit weird but ultimately there’s still that disconnect. These guys wear the skins of the walkers and live out in the woods in their makeshift cult – how exactly do you explain that? This episode goes a long way towards making sense of that.Read more "The Walking Dead – ‘We Are the End of the World’ Review"
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.Read more "Joker (2019) Review"
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.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Damned’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo"
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.Read more "The Boys – Comic and TV Show Comparison"
The world of ‘Blade Runner’ returns in comic-form, in an original story penned by ‘Blade Runner 2049’ writer Michael Green.
This 12-issue series promises a story of twists and turns all set within the sprawling neon metropolis of 2019 Los Angeles from the original film.Read more "‘Blade Runner 2019’ #1 – Review"
Being fans of comic books and graphic novels, it makes sense that another part of The Wachowski’s vision for their shared universe would be these two collected volumes – originally published on the official Matrix site.
Each story is by a different established artist or writer. So, like ‘The Animatrix’, the quality is all over the place. But they present enough interesting ideas to make them both well worth a read.Read more "The Matrix: A 20th Anniversary Retrospective – The Matrix Comics"