Comic Review: Batman The Killing Joke

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Comic Review: Batman The Killing Joke

Batman The Killing Joke

Batman The Killing Joke

An origin story about the joker who is trying to break the will of a good man–Commisoner James Gordon. An iconic DC title written by Alan Moore (The Watchmen, V For Vendetta) and illustrated by Brian Bolland (Animal Man, Wonder Woman).

Batman goes to see the Joker in the hopes of trying to get through to him. This of course fails and later the Joker escapes once again. He takes over a run down amusement park and begins to make some changes. Commisoner Gordon is captured and tortured by the Joker. Bringing him back to the amusement park Gordon is forced to sit through a specially made ride of hellish proportions, just for him. With this, Joker hopes to prove his point–we are all just on bad day away from becoming like him.

Another game changer in the Batman universe. Not only do we get to see how the Joker came to be, we also understand more about why he does these things. You will definitely fell a little sick during some points of this comic. Try to imagine yourself in Gordon’s shoes. A must have for any Batman fan. Also if you want your mind blown check out Grant Morrison’s opinion on the ending.

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Comic Review: V For Vendetta

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Comic Review: V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

Set in a dystopian future where nothing escapes the eyes,ears and reach of the government. One Man fights to free the people from their grip. A well known Vertigo title written by Alan Moore (Promethea, Warrior) and illustrated by David Lloyd (Madrox, Doctor Who).

In the wake of a nuclear war that has left much of the world destroyed, a fascist party has taken hold of the UK. Every aspect of daily life is monitored and assessed by different branches of government. But one man, a masked vigilante known as V, is trying to change that. He hopes to instill hope back into the population and remind them, people shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Great comic, definitely gives you a lot to think about. The artwork might not be enjoyed by everyone as the style is a lot older. If you’ve seen and enjoyed the movie, do your self a favor and check out this book.

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Comic Review: Fashion Beast

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Comic Review: Fashion Beast

Fashion Beast

Fashion Beast

Alan Moore (V For Vendetta, Watchmen)  is back with an old movie script that Avatar decided to help make into a graphic novel. Artist Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury, Broken Trinity) brings to life Fashion Beast.

With the country at war and nuclear winter seemingly immanent everyone’s mind is on one thing–fashion. Celestine is the biggest designer in the country and and yet no one has ever seen him. Holed up in his warehouse the only time people see even a shadow, is when he picks new models. There begins the new life of Doll, the newest model.

Being that this was written in 1985 you can definitely see the influences of the time. It takes a few issues to get an idea of what’s going on. But once you do it’s a compelling read.

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Comic Review: The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1

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Comic Review: The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1

A classic Alan Moore (Promethea, 2000 AD) comic with illustrator Kevin O’Neill (Green Lantern, Halo Jones) from America’s Best Comic’s. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is one of Moore’s quintessential reads if you’re a fan and if you’re not.

It’s 1898 in London and the times are changing fast. To combat all the threats against the country, a team of the times is needed.  Allan Quatermain, adventurer extraordinaire. Captain Nemo, leader of the Nautilus–scourge of the sea. Hawley Griffen, the invisible man. Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde, Dr. and monster. Mina Murray, leader of the group. Together they are The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

The many literary figures come together seamlessly to tell an original tale. The illustrations are detailed and complex to match the serious tone of the comic. Easy to see why this series is held in such high regards.

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