World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

27th January 2022

Trash Market (review)

Creator: Tadao Tsuke Drawn & Quarterly (2015) A market is a place where you can sell your goods. A market is also a place where you can buy stuff. This duality underlies a difference between passive and active roles, a duality which is never crystal clear: those who sell both offer and receive (money, usually), … Read more

Tasty Bullet (revisited)—“You got to get it together faster”

Writer: Jonathan Vankin and Arnold Pander Artist: Arnold Pander Shadowline, 2009 IT COMES DOWN NOT TO WHO’S BIGGER, but who is more determined and more virtuous, the side one wants to win, or some ones for the many ones, like the intelligentsia class that was once supposed to save the world’s benighted peasants with revolutionary … Read more

Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Ten Years Later

Writer and Artist: Satoshi Kon Publishers: Comic Guys (1995-1996), Tokuma Shoten (2010), Dark Horse Comics (English translation) (2014) We have misled readers with the note in the title of this review about the tenth anniversary. Satoshi Kon’s now classic manga Opus was first serialised in the manga magazine Comic Guys from October 1995 to June 1996. However, … Read more