World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

29th June 2022

Image Firsts Compendium Volume 2 (revisited)—“Do you ever get me or do I have to stand on my head?”

–BIRTHRIGHT, created by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan –THE HUMANS, created by Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely –WAYWARD, created by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings Image Comics, April 2016 Mired in multitudinous messages as we are these days, we need help in critical selection more than ever. These thoughts ran through my mind after … Read more

In Waves (review)

Writer and artist: AJ Dungo NoBrow Press, 2019 When we write reviews of comics for this website, we use the second person narrative, “we”, so as to present the impression of objectivity and be brutally honest. It is also a tool to avoid self-indulgence. “We” filters fan blind spots and personal foibles. For this comic, … Read more

A eulogy for Vertigo Comics

Eulogies do not ordinarily include a prayer for vengeance. This one does. Vertigo Comics was one of three imprints which American publisher DC Comics launched in and after 1993. The others, Paradox Press (1994-2001) and Helix (1996-1998), did not last long. But with the direction and oversight of editor Karen Berger, Vertigo Comics thrived. The … Read more

Frank Quitely: Drawing + Sketches (Review)

Frank Quitely: Drawing + SketchesBHP Comics, 2018(Purchased: The Strand Bookshop, New York) Frank Quitely (the pen name for Vincent Deighan) is an internationally renowned comic book artist perhaps best known for his repeated collaborations with fellow Scot, writer Grant Morrison. Mr Quitely has been prolific over the past thirty years. Amongst his portfolio is art … Read more