World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

10th August 2022

A Space Oddity (review)

Writer and artist: Owen Heitman Amplified Press, 2016 and 2022 Some months ago, in furtherance of both better promoting independent comics publishers and indulging in unabashed parochialism, we undertook to spend more time focussing on Australian comic books (see https://www.worldcomicbookreview.com/the-other-side-of-the-world-our-infrequent-newsletter/ ). Attending the Perth Comic Art Festival today, a bustling hive of independent comic vendors … Read more

Bazza the Barbarian Bogan: Australian Alien Invasion (review)

Created by Sorab Del Rio and Don Ticchio Artist: Emerson Dimaya Colourist: Simon A Wright Silver Fox Comics, 2017 Your reviewer worked as an English language teacher in Neyagawa, Osaka in 1996 to early 1997. The school happened to be filled with other Australians, and one lonely Nebraskan named Paul. Suffering the idioms, the accents, and … Read more

Crisis Zone (review)

Writer and artist: Simon Hanselmann Fantagraphic Books, 2021 For those of us who have small children, Meg and Mog might be a bedtime ritual with bifurcated effects. The series, involving a witch, her cat, and a owl, started in 1972. Despite being regarded as children’s classics, the books are completely inane, guaranteed to amuse three … Read more

Adventure Illustrated #1 (review)

Writers: Gary Chaloner, Tad Pietrzykowski, Tim McEwan Artist: Gary Chaloner, Tim McEwan, Michael Michalandos Cyclone Comics, November 2020 This anthology is divided into three separate stories. We deal with them in reverse order. The final tale, Red Kelso 1931 – Gorilla Land, is an archaeology caper, in the sense not so much of Indiana Jones … Read more