Thursday 19 October 2023

Comics Wrap-Up - There's A Special Kind of Comfort In The Darkest Things


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It's Thursday, this is Dora Reads, it's still looking very 2023 out there, so let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

It's A Raymond Chandler Evening

Brandon Lee as The Crow, with a crow on his shoulder
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From time to time, when the world seems especially harsh and bleak, I like to re-read The Crow by James O'Barr.

The Crow is a gaping wound in book form, and I love it; truly a masterpiece of pain, in a gothic sweep of beauty.

And, despite how utterly hopeless and graphic the book is (heads-up: Content Warnings for everything,) it never fails to make me feel hopeful.

I guess it's why I love World War One poetry and emo music - there's a special kind of comfort in the darkest things, especially when they're somehow oh-so beautiful.

An absolutely accurate* summary of Loki, episode 2.2:

*Any accuracy is purely coincidental

OK - SPOILERS for episode 2 of series 2 of Loki, OK? SPOILERS.


OK, great.

Mobius: This is the good part
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*catching X5/Brad*

Mobius: Do you always have to be so extra?

Loki: Shuddup, you love it.

Mobius: ...Just cos it's true doesn't mean I have to agree.


X5/Brad: *to Loki* Your mama...

Mobius: Oh boy.

Loki: It's fine.  I will compartmentalise this rage for another day.

X5/Brad: Phew! Thought I'd over-stepped the-



O.B.: OK, I can look at your souped-up gameboy, or I can stop the whole of space/time from collapsing - which do you want?

Loki and Mobius: ...Space/time. Please, Mr O.B., sir.

Shameless Self-Promo Time!

Have you read The Crow?

Have you been watching Loki?

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  1. I'll have to read The Crow myself. The way you describe it makes it sound very compelling!

    1. It's a tough read - but well worth it. I actually got to meet James O'Barr at Cardiff Comic Con a few years ago - he's amazing, and *so* nice.


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