The Backlog

Before ‘Squid Game’, Ice Cream Man spun game shows into dark realities

One surreal story contained in this horror anthology feels especially apt in the era of publicizing our entire lives.

An image of Ice Cream Man, a graphic novel from Image Comics

At this point, ‘Squid Game’ needs no introduction.

Since its release on Netflix exactly one month ago today, the dystopian thriller has transcended from fiction series to global cultural phenomenon; it’s likely the streaming service’s most successful release ever, becoming so popular Netflix may even be sued over the strain its surging traffic has caused on the internet infrastructure in some regions.


But as you probably already know, it’s kind of... messed up.