We see more of the Whisperers than ever this week, and get an idea of how their wacky post-apocalyptic community works. We also meet the insane Beta and get a fantastic Negan scene (we were due another).
Today I’m reviewing the Garth Ennis comic ‘Crossed’. It’s pretty full-on, and is not for everyone. But there is a story in here with some really mature themes and some great insight. You just have to get past the mutilation and gore to find it.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Crossed’ by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows"
‘Bounty’ is one of the best episodes in the show’s long run. It has two tonally opposite plot threads and both work perfectly. There’s a great mix of thrills and humour, and some really tense moments.Read more "The Walking Dead – ‘Bounty’ Review"
Garth Ennis tackles Nick Fury! And if you’ve read any of his work before, especially his run on The Punisher, you probably know what to expect. But that doesn’t make it any lessRead more "What I’m Reading – ‘Fury’ by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson"
After ‘The Dark Knight’ was released, the Joker became a pop culture icon. People worshipped him, slapping pictures of the character onto clothes and merchandise. You couldn’t escape people doing impressions and asking you “why so serious?”
Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo use the story of lowlife Jonny Frost to give us an alternative look at the Joker, and make you think twice before buying that t-shirt with his picture on.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Joker’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo"
‘Venom’ made a ton of money, and I can’t figure out why. It’s ugly, boring, and adds nothing of value to the superhero genre.
Here’s my review, as I unpick the negatives and positives (as few and far between as they are) and explain why you should forget ‘Venom’ and give ‘Upgrade’ a shot.Read more "Venom (2018) – Review"
Garth Ennis turns his caustic sense of humour towards the Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze. It has everything you’d except. Hunour bordering on the obscene, disgusting characters, morally dubious heroes, and an acerbic take on organised religion. It also has some of the nicest looking art I’ve ever seen.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation’ by Garth Ennis and Clayton Crane"