World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

24th September 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

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

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