World Comic Book Review

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9th December 2022

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Miracleman: The Silver Age #1 (review)

Writer: Neil Gaiman Art: Mark Buckingham  Marvel Comics, December 2022 English author Aldrous Huxley wrote the acclaimed dystopian novel Brave New World in 1931. Brave New World is a grim of all visions of the future. Social engineering, eugenics, sexless procreation, and state-sponsored drug-induced bliss are all indicia of the...

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Stoneseeker #1-3 (review)

Creator: Scott Pritchett Stoneseeker is a comic from Australian creator Scott Pritchett. The promotional copy for the first issue reads as follows: When Geologist Irin enters the snowy town of Peake, she asks the impossible – to cross the Floating Isles in search of a legend. Only one optimistic boy,...

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Personal Growth (review)

Creator: Sarah Milne Amplified Press, February 2022 In his spare time (and it is not much of a secret to regular readers after WCBR’s ongoing life span of six years) this reviewer is an intellectual property lawyer. The copyright notice on this comic, entitled Personal Growth, ends with a singularly...

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The Florentine (review)

Creator: Robert Buratti SubRosa Studio, 2022 As the name suggests, this title by Australian creator Robert Buratti is set in Florence. Underscoring the mystique of Florence as a setting for any form of literature, a funny thing happened to your reviewer in 2010 when he was staying in a hotel...

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Psychic Hotline (review)

Creator: Leonie Brialey Glom Press, 2018, 2020 The promotional copy for this title, Psychic Hotline is understated, to say the least: It’s about a ghost calling a psychic hotline. This one-liner gives no credit at all to what is, with respect, a masterclass of nuance by Melbourne-based creator, Leonie Brialey....

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Doctor Strange: The Best Defense (revisited)

Written by Gerry Duggan Art by Greg Smallwood Published by Marvel Comics, February 2019 In the current state of comics with its millions of titles and time-lines (a.k.a. the multitude of multiverses), it is always refreshing to find a one-shot comic that tells a small (if not epic) self-contained story....

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