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As he walks the streets of Gotham City Arthur Fleck is isolated, bullied and disregarded by society causing him to descend into madness turning him into the anarchy iconic criminal known as the Joker.

Channeling the likes of Taxi Driver, American Psycho with a dash of The King of Comedy director Todd Phillips offers an outstanding Joker origin film, so much so and Oscar worthy it feels too good to be a mere DC superhero movie.

Joaquin Phoenix is mesmerisingly outstanding, making Fleck both sympathetic and menacing. The Wayne/Batman connections are weighty and dramatic enough not to induce eye-rolling. Cinematographer Lawrence Sher delivers the atmospheric grit of the late 70s into an early 1980s set Joker.

The psychological aspect is reminiscent of American Psycho with a play on what is real and what is not. Its intriguing throughout watching Fleck’s metamorphosis into something quite edgy and creepy during the briskly paced running time.

Phillips expertly injects violence that is hard hitting, that emulates the simmering and brutal kills of The Godfather, Goodfellas and the like with a tragic character and dark comedy at its core.

It’s a must see, if anything, it’s arguably too well made to be a comic book movie.

There was a time that people laughed when I told them I bought things on the internet… I was told that DVD wouldn’t take off, that Blu-ray was no match for HD-DVD and I was signed as a test case for Kindle when some people thought it was used for consuming soup.

That’s just a few examples, but nobody is perfect – I have been wrong about things, Sodastream, those fizzy bubbles just can’t seem to stick and Velcro pants- they seemed like a great idea at the time.

I very rarely endorse, that said, I’m a supporter of Indie film maker David Paul Baker, Classic Horror Campaign the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.

But I thought it was important I introduce you  to Oxicomics. Oxicomics is a digital platform for comics, they started out of the love for comics. As you may know back before the iPad, digital comics started out as apps for iPhone – which injected new life into comics, allowing seasoned readers and a whole new generation of comic lovers to enjoy on a different medium.

I was lucky enough to be in contact with Morten F. Thomsen and to be a part of Oxicomics launch this year and the comic adaptation of my novel Blood Hunger was hosted by Oxicomics.
So if you love comics and want to be a part of something expanding an innovative
please consider contributing to their fundraising campaign.http://www.indiegogo.com/project/widget/16040
In addition, if you happen to be a developer on iOS, Android, Javascript, graphics designer or Drupal/PHP/Ruby on Rails developer with some spare time – Oxicomics could always use your help!They do it for the love – so that writers, artists and readers can reap the reward.

Alongside the launch of Oxicomics.com today the first issue of Blood Hunger the comic became available for download.
Artist D. Fane re-imagines Blood Hunger with his vivid style of Tim Burton inspired artwork.
Sink your teeth into a bloodthirsty, gruesome and vicious comic tale. An explorer makes a discovery in Romania, dubbed the ‘Ice Prince’ find it is significant enough to put him and his girlfriend Lucia Ferrara in the media spotlight. From the fall of the vampire and the Dracul brothers in medieval Europe to their return in the present day.
Prepare yourself, their first bite will be your last!
Get your blood stained hands on the first issue here.
based on the book Blood Hunger.

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