World Comic Book Review

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24th September 2022

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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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Talgard, Tome 2 (review)

Writer: Gary Proudley Artists: Campbell Whyte, Garry Chaloner, Daniel A. Becker, Stefanie Palladino, Cody Anderson, Lauren Marshall, Sarah Boxall, Louie Joyce, Cristian Roux, Paul Mason, Tatiana Davidson, Al Barrionuevo, Robert Buratti, Jana Hoffmann, Sacha Bryning, Queenie Chan, Brenton McKenna, Dean Rankine, Tim McEwen Gestalt Comics, 2022 Once again, our paths...

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Blackhart Manor (review)

Co-creator: Marinus Reininga Co-creator and writer: Gilbert Deltrez Artist: JL Giles Call of the Void, November 2021 Why is H.P. Lovecraft so popular almost a century after he created his first work in the Cthulhu mythos? The text itself is often prolix, expository, and clumsy. The man himself was a...

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Swimsuit (review)

Creator: Rachel Ang Glom Press, 2018 Australian comic book publisher Glom Press had a presence at the 2022 Perth Comics Arts Festival, and this critic picked up two of the house’s titles, Psychic Hotline (which we will review next week) and the remarkable Swimsuit. Here is the amazingly brief promotional...

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