Joe The Barbarian #1, by Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy
Grant Morrison is one of the very biggest names in the world of brainy comics that with mainstream appeal. The problem with the Scottish writer is that not everything he does is brilliant – for everything like Seaguy, his run on X-Men, or We3, there is disposable rubbish like Kill Your Boyfriend, The Filth, or Vinamarama. Which side of the fence does this title fall on? Well, it's a story about a sulky boy, bullied at school, with a problematic homelife, who drops into a fantasy world in which his toys are all alive and stuff. A work of stunning originality, I am sure you will agree.
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