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    Johnny The Homicidal Maniac; The Director’s Cut – Jhonen Vasquez

    Dark and disturbingly funny, Johnny The Homicidal Maniac (JTHM) follows the adventures of Johnny (you can call him Nny), who lives with a pair of styrofoam doughboys that encourage his madness, a wall that constantly needs a fresh coat of blood, and–oh, yeah–his victims in various states of torture. Join Nny as he frightens the little boy next door (Todd, known to fans of Vasquez’s work as Squee), thirsts for Cherry Brain Freezies, attempts suicide, draws Happy Noodle Boy, and tries to uncover the meaning of his homicidal existence. *** This may only be a short review but that isn’t to say I didn’t love the book, I find it…

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    The Walking Dead vols 1-3 – Robert Kirkman

    This short post is my thoughts on the first three volumes of The Walking Dead series; Days Gone Bye, Miles Behind Us and Safety Behind Bars. It will be different to my normal reviews as it is kind of a summary of my thoughts towards the comics, especially after having watched the three seasons of the TV series. I watched the TV series and played part of The Walking Dead video game before I got round to reading the comics. I wasn’t even sure I was going to read them but my partner started them and told me I had to, now I’m glad I did.  The comics are so…

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    The Long Halloween – Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

    Hello, and welcome to my halloween themed week. I know I promised scary books but when the opportunity arose to dip my toes into a little Batman and pass it off as one of my halloween themed books I couldn’t resist. So I hope you enjoy anyway and that you will be back tomorrow for a more appropriately branded ‘scary’ book.  *** Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, this new edition of the classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries…

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    Kick Ass – Mark Millar and John Romita Jr

    David doesn’t understand why his brilliant idea hasn’t been carried out before, why has no-one seen the superheroes from comic books and thought; “I can do that.” He’s going to change it, he will become the worlds first real superhero. He gets the costume and starts his rounds, where he gets his ass kicked. But that doesn’t stop him, he comes back and this time he fights back and fast becomes an internet sensation. But one night he meets pint-sized lethal weapon Hit-Girl and her monstrously scary Big Daddy, and things suddenly become very serious indeed.  *** Having seen the movie Kick-ass and loving it I have wanted to read the comic…