World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

9th August 2022

King of Spies v. Desolation Jones (comparative review)

Writer (King of Spies): Mark Miller Artist (King of Spies): Matteo Scalera Image Comics / (Netflix / Millarworld), 2021-2022 Writer (Desolation Jones): Warren Ellis Artist (Desolation Jones): J. H. Williams III and José Villarrubia Wildstorm, 2005-2007 Writer and former spy Ian Fleming’s famous fictional character, James Bond, has been haunting our cinemas and televisions for … Read more

Revisiting Free Comic Book Day in 2019: Spooksville / Street Fighter (a comparative review) —“Come say boo to my face buddy”

Writers: Pat Shand, Mike Wolfer/Ken Siu-Chong Artists: Eric Shanower/Omar Dogan American Mythology/Udon, 2019 A GHOST NUDGED MY ARM while rifling stacks on Free Comic Book Day in 2019, couldn’t help it, I came home with Casper’s “Spooksville,” a reissue of CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST, whom I formerly knew well from the age of diapers and … Read more

G’lurk & Bo #1 v. Aliens: Dead Orbit (a comparative review)

G’Lurk & Bo Meet an Angel of Death #1 – Writer: Taylor King; Artist: Tom Hoskisson. BG Comics, 2020. Aliens: Dead Orbit – Writer and Artist: James Stokoe. Dark Horse Comics, 2018 This is about as diverse as we get in our comparative reviews – a horror comic measured against a wacky comedy, both set … Read more

Hadden Hall v Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams – a comparative review

Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams Michael Allred and Steve Horton – writers; Laura Allred: Artist Insight Comics, January 2020 ** Hadden Hall: When David Made Bowie Writer and Artist: Néjib Self Made Hero, 2018. Comic book biographies of musicians are extremely rare creatures. In this comparative review, we look at two comic books published within … Read more