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.
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.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson"
Back at the height of it’s popularity, Modern Warfare 2 was everywhere. It was a real cultural moment for a particular generation. And no one defined it better than the skull mask-wearing Ghost. To hype the release of the game, this comic was created. And it has every edgy moment you’d expect. It’s also pretty good.Read more "What I’m Reading – The Forgotten Modern Warfare 2 Tie-in Comic"
Today I’m reviewing Dave Steven’s original run of The Rocketeer. My knowledge of these characters comes from the classic 1991 Disney film. Will this compare to that childhood favourite?Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures’ by Dave Stevens"
I don’t just read comics. Occasionally I’ll pick up a book. Sometimes those books will be non-fiction!
This is one of those times. Join me as I take a look at David Grann’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI’.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ by David Grann"
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"