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Long reads on film, TV, music, the arts, comics, gaming with more being added every month… Want to take a look a the full tag index? If you’re new to Jokerside why not start by checking out the collected Joker Series… or search by the power of cartoon with Jokertoons … Or just jump into the Latest Posts.

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Halloween V: Re-carving the Pumpkin - Michael Myer Zombie-style

Halloween V: Re-carving the Pumpkin – Michael Myers Zombie-style

Halloween had tried a partial reboot for its 20th anniversary, but it was Rob Zombie who took the definitive slasher back to basics just before it’s 30th. Are you ready to head further behind the mask of Michael Myers than ever before? It’s brutal and all a little bit like history repeating…

NINE TIMES LUCKY. AFTER 2002’s RESURRECTION WRENCHED THE FRANCHISE BACK TO ITS CLUMSY SIXTH INSTALMENT, THERE WAS AN APPETITE FOR THE FIRST FULL-SCALE REBOOT OF THE DEFINITIVE HORROR SLASHER. The leaner world of 21st century horror saw most box-office diverted to the dominant sub-genre of torture porn and graphic bodily violence, increasingly removed from the supernatural-tinged slashers of the ‘80s and ‘90s. 2003’s Freddy Vs Jason had closed the door on the slasher anti-heroes of the 80s, even if Michael Myers’ invite had been lost in the post, so there was only one way to go. Ditch the post-modern; go for a straight bat / carving knife. <Read the full long-read now>

Joker Series of the Month: To a Super Resurgence

“Bendis is Coming!” So DC belatedly proclaimed at the end of Action Comics #1000 – the marvellous anthology of a tribute issue that we hardly need to tell you about (obviously, you’ve already read it multiple times!), And so following a prologue tribute, “Bendis has arrived!”, firstly with the new weekly Man of Steel. It’s a romp of a start and we’ll have far more to say in the new Series of Jokershorts – coming soon! In the meantime, we’ll celebrate with our own Man of Steel series from 2013…

Man of Steel I - Arkham Asylum Jokertoon Man of Steel II - Metrolpolis Jokertoon Man of Steel III - Gotham Jokertoon

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Jokerside’s about cartoons as much as long-reads… Find the full set on the cartoons page. These pointy-nosed black n’ white cartoons are powered by Jokertoons.com – where you can now buy or commission unique illustrations and cartoons!

 

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