World Comic Book Review

24th May 2023

Cold Blood, Libel, and Forlorn Love: Adventure Comics #431 – #440 (1974-5) – The Spectre (revisited)

Writer: Michael Fleisher Artist: Jim Aparo DC Comics, 1974-1975 Recently, your reviewer has been revisiting stories from his childhood, including Adventure Comics. Adventure Comics was a long-standing depository for a wide variety of minor DC Comics’ characters: Superboy, Supergirl, Starman, Plastic Man, Black Orchid, Aquaman, Deadman, and Dial H for Hero. Its purpose was far … Read more

Doc Alpha: Miracle Child (review)

Writer – S.A. Rivera Artist – Jeff Kraven October 2019 This title’s blurb on the Amazon website: Dr. Alpha is one of the most dangerous supervillains in the galaxy. However, when another evil genius Molvion the Martian Mastermind returns with a massive armada, the superhero Glorious and his teammates must enlist the good doctor to … Read more

Giga #5 (review)

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: John Lê Vault Comics, 2023 This science fiction title, conceptually to do with the interaction of artificial intelligence and ethics, with a dystopian landscape of ruined mechas thrown in for good measure, sadly nears its conclusion. We have previously reviewed the issues 1 through to 3 of this title: . … Read more

November Volume 1 – The Girl on the Roof (review)

Writer, Matt Fraction Artist Elsa Charretier Image Comics, November 9, 2019 Something sinister lurks beneath the waters of this 2019 collected volume of the title November. It is written by Matt Fraction, a well-known and award-winning comic book writer, and with art by Elsa Charretier, who is well known for her body of work for … Read more