What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Damned’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

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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What I’m Reading – ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson

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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What I’m Reading – ‘Joker’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

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.

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