World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

23rd January 2022

Jessica Jones: Uncaged! (volume 2) (review)—“Sometimes she wants less brains and more wings”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artists: Michael Gaydos and Matt Hollingsworth Marvel Comics, collected volume 2017 GRIT-TONED SEPIA CITY SCENES need a good story to keep you glued to the grime. I continue to be amazed how Brian Michael Bendis pulls it off as in the volume of Jessica Jones Uncaged!, collecting issues 1-6, where people … Read more

Takio (revisited)—“Charged-up girls take charge”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming DC Comics, May 2019 (as a collection) RUNNING DOGS OF THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM used to designate characters who emulate the virtues of capitalism from the sidelines, like a dog running alongside a bus with a wagging tongue. In China the label was intended to be nasty, like … Read more

Mage (revisited)—“We live in an electric ocean”

Writer/Artist: Matt Wagner Image Comics, July 2017 – Feb 2019 SOME SAY HE MAKES NO SENSE when he talks about magic. Yet this time I believe I get it as Kevin Matchstick explains to his son in Mage, Issue 3, how magic “kinda exists alongside what we’d call ‘our world’” as in feeling the electric … Read more