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October 21, 2020

Horror

The Dark Side of Seoul – Weird Tales of Korean Lore (review)

Writer: Shawn Morrissey Artist: Tim Bauer Independently published, July 2020 It is quite an ingenious thing for a tour guide to capture the stories of a city in a comic book. That is what writer Shawn Morrissey, a long-term resident of Seoul in Korea, has done with his ghost tour. Mr Morrissey guides tourist around

British Ice (review)

Writer and artist: Owen D. Pomery Top Shelf Productions, 2020 In this age of republics, the absolutism of “Empire” seems like an archaic concept. Empires involve conquest of territory and subjugation of peoples. The political order following World War Two has generally meant sovereign boundaries are respected. Overt colonial disregard for indigenous people fell away

House of Sweets (review)

Writer: Fraser Campbell Art: Iain Laurie Cabal Comics, September 2019 This is a nasty, disturbing horror story published under the independent imprint, Cabal Comics. Written by Fraser Campbell and with art by Iain Laurie, House of Sweets deals with a brother and sister named Hans and Retha. Hans is a writer who has holed up

Manifest Destiny Volume 6 (review): Fortis and Invisibilia

Image Comics, September 2019 Writer: Chris Dingless Artist: Matthew Roberts Unless the memory of it is shoved in our faces, we tend to forget the salve with civilisation offers. Civilisation, opportunity, health, and social mobility are part of a journey, and in the context of colonialism, invariably had a nasty beginning. This comic looks at

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