World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

19th May 2022

Nonnonba (review)

Writer/Artist : Shigeru Mizuki Translator : Jocelyne Allen Published by : Drawn & Quarterly Year : 2019 (Original Japanese text: 1977) Time and time again we are reminded of how the past has been building up into our present, the structure of lost events being reproduced into the ever-changing and ever-still momentum of the “here … Read more

Dokudami Tenement (review)

Writer and artist: Takashi Fukutani, Weekly Manga Times. 1979-1992 The review is based on the Italian edition, a “best of” containing a couple of chapters from the original manga. For the English market, please refer to Black Hook Press. There’s something about life that sometimes does not work properly for us. We have dreams, we … Read more

Uzamaki (revisited)

Uzumaki Writer and Artist: Junji Ito Publisher : Viz, 2013 (originally 1998-99) Horror requires the creation of a structure putting into motion a feeling of uneasiness. We are supposed to find the fictive world in front of us so unsettling that, in the end, we start shivering. There is, in other words, the necessity of … Read more

Panorama of Hell (revisited)

Writer and Artist: Hideshi Hino, 1984 This review is based on the French edition published by IMHO in 2020. The English version has been translated and published in the USA by Blast Books. Hell, someone said, is not a world that exists beyond ours, rather behind it. There is no transcendence, only the eye that … Read more