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Immortal Hulk (review)

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Joe Bennett Marvel Comics, 2018-2021 Immortal Hulk has been a very important book for me, a book that has pushed the boundaries of superhero comic books and used the Hulk’s messy and redundant history to its favor in order to create some of the best issues...

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Duplicant #3 (review)

Writer: Karla Nappi Artist: Marianna Strychowska Self-published, 2021 This is the third issue of writer Karla Nappi’s medical dystopia, Duplicant. We have previously reviewed issues one and two:  https://www.worldcomicbookreview.com/2019/12/31/duplicant-1-review/ Readers of our first review will recall that the series deals with the opportunistic response of biotechnology corporation Regenerist Tech to the effects...

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Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths (revisited)

Creator: Shigeru Mizuki First published in in Japanese in Kodansha magazine Shukan Gendai, 1973 Published in English by : Drawn & Quarterly Year : 2018 (first publication 2011) There are not many people left who fought in the Second World War. One day (not too far in the future) there will be no...

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Pennyworth #1 (of 7) (review)

Writer: Scott Bryan Wilson Artist: Juan Gedeon DC Comics, October 2021 Pennyworth, featuring long-time comic book butler and aide-de-camp to Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, is a limited series currently being published by DC Comics. A cynic might say that the timing of this comic book’s release is intended to coincide with...

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Yo, asesino (revisited)

Writer : Antonio Altarriba Art : Keko Publisher : Norma Editorial – 2014 (Spanish edition) “Matar es un arte”, that is, killing is an art. What kind of art it is may lead the reader down a path that is better left sleeping. Yet, as curiosity is what makes man...

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Checkmate (review) (2021)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev DC Comics, August 2021 Writer Brian Michael Bendis catches a lot of grief from online readers of superhero comics. The snappy and colloquial dialogue, the in-depth knowledge of American superhero continuity, and the character-driven storylines seem to irritate as much as please the...

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Talgard: Tome One (review)

Written by Gary Proudley Illustrated by Jake Bartok, James Brouwer, Mitch Collins, Holly Fox, Scott Fraser, Katie Houghton-Ward, Marc Noble, Skye Ogden, Craig Phillips, Sarah Winifred Searle, Trev Wood Gestalt Comics, February 2020 Save for Groo the Wanderer and Cerebus, sword-and-sorcery warriors tend to be big hulking fellows in loin...

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Las meninas (revisited)

Writer : Javier Olivares Artist : Santiago García 2015, Astiberri (Spain) / Fantagraphics (USA) Art, it should be noted, is not something that happens per se. The presence of a man performing the action is required, as a nook cannot be written by itself, nor a picture be painted by...

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