World Comic Book Review

6th February 2023

White Savior #1 (review)

Writers: Eric Nyugen and Scott Burman Art: Eric Nguyen Dark Horse Comics, January 2023 An ancient prophecy foretold of an outsider that would save the peaceful village of Inoki from an unstoppable army–a man who would confuse the people at first with his unconventional ways, but lead them to the light. Nathan Garin, Captain in … Read more

“Me, worry?” Happy 70th birthday, MAD Magazine

As happens to many septuagenarians, MAD has been in unhealthy decline for some time. Since June 2018, when US telecommunications giant AT&T finalised an ill-starred takeover for MAD’s publisher Time Warner, MAD’s creativity and originality has suffered in a slow and descending spiral. Once ever-present in newsstands, MAD is now only available in the United … Read more

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