World Comic Book Review

25th May 2023

Vale Leiji Matsumoto (1938-2023)

Manga grand master Leiji Matsumoto passed away on 13 February 2023. Mr Matsumoto was best known for epic science fiction manga sagas, including Galaxy Express 999, Queen Emeraldas and Space Battleship Yamato (published in the United States as Star Blazers). In its obituary, The Japan Times noted he started drawing manga at the age … Read more

Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1 (review)

“Gone Dark” Writer: Nicole MainesArtist: Skylar Patridge “Electric” Writer: C.S. PacatArtist: Scott Godlewski “Breakthrough” Writer: Frank BarbiereArtist: Sami Basri “Deus Ex Magicka” Writer: Leah WilliamsArtist: Marguerite Sauvage DC Comics, March 2023 With the world in chaos and Lazarus raining from the skies, the Earth’s protectors from Krypton are hit hard. In this collection of epic … Read more

Black Mariah #2 (review)

Writer: Vesper Aeon Artist: Anna Foubert Independently published, 2022 We were recently contacted to review this science fiction comic, Black Mariah, and we were glad to do so. The story begins in a faraway space station called Storm Forge, described as the research and development headquarters of an arms manufacturer called Qualix Corporation. Qualix was … Read more