World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

1st July 2022

Happy 40th birthday, All-Star Squadron

Writer: Roy Thomas Art: Rich Buckler, Jerry Ordway, Arvill Jones and others DC Comics, 1981-1987 It is hard as a fan of Roy Thomas’ grand revisionist work, All-Star Squadron, to believe that it has been 40 years since the series preview appeared in Justice League of America #193 (August 1981). The events of All-Star Squadron … Read more

Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Ten Years Later

Writer and Artist: Satoshi Kon Publishers: Comic Guys (1995-1996), Tokuma Shoten (2010), Dark Horse Comics (English translation) (2014) We have misled readers with the note in the title of this review about the tenth anniversary. Satoshi Kon’s now classic manga Opus was first serialised in the manga magazine Comic Guys from October 1995 to June 1996. However, … Read more

Annihilator (review) – or, Happy Fifth Birthday, Max Nomax

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazer Irving Legendary Comics, 2015 It is an object of scientific and existential fascination. Sitting deep within the Milky Way Galaxy, Sagittarius A* is the location of a supermassive black hole, a thing so powerful that it alters the course of stars. Wikipedia notes that, “The name Sgr A* was coined by … Read more

Happy 10th birthday, Nemesis

Nemesis #1-4 May – December 2010, Icon Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics) Writer: Mark Millar Art: Steve McNiven Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s comic book Nemesis is, after four years of talk, being turned into a motion picture. Here is a synopsis from website Collider -https://collider.com/nemesis-movie-henry-joost-ariel-schulman-emerald-fennell/ : Hot off directing Project Power for Netflix, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have signed … Read more