World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

23rd January 2022

An update on the Netflix adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

In 2019, writer Neil Gaiman announced that he had written an eleven episode series for content streamer Netflix, based on his classic comic book The Sandman. (We have not checked, but no doubt social media in 2019 was beside itself with casting speculation for all of the main characters.) Few readers of American comic books … Read more

Hadden Hall v Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams – a comparative review

Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams Michael Allred and Steve Horton – writers; Laura Allred: Artist Insight Comics, January 2020 ** Hadden Hall: When David Made Bowie Writer and Artist: Néjib Self Made Hero, 2018. Comic book biographies of musicians are extremely rare creatures. In this comparative review, we look at two comic books published within … Read more

The Weeknd and Marvel’s Starboy Comic in Court

Pop singer The Weeknd’ superhero alter ego, “Starboy,” was misappropriated from a start-up comic book creator. This is the allegation set out in the lawsuit the comic book creator has commenced against the singer (whose real name is apparently Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, according to court documents) in California. Eymun Talasazan, the comic book writer and … Read more

Back to the Future manga adaptation by One Punch Man artist cancelled due to rights issues

back to the future manga

The motion picture Back to the Future has had remarkable longevity of popularity in Japan. It was therefore no surprise that the film was to be adapted into a manga, even though the gap between the two is 33 years. The internationally successful 1985 movie starred American actor Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly. … Read more