What I’m Reading – ‘Crossed’ by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows

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.

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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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Venom (2018) – Review

‘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.

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