World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

19th May 2022

Almost American (review) —“Running in circles arrives at the same place”

Author: Ron Marz Artists: Marco Castiello, Flavio Dispenza, Juanchoi Created by Jan Neumann Aftershock, 2021-2022 TWO PEOPLE SOMETIMES make a pair. Comfortable mates. Watching the husband-and-wife couple in the first issues of ALMOST AMERICAN as they thread their way from sensitive Russian state intelligence jobs to exile, seeking a new home in America as the … Read more

Hey Kids! Comics! (revisited)—“What then when the roar of cannons fades”

Creator: Howard Chaykin Image Comics, 2019 WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR in World War Two against fascism is supposed to be abundantly clear. Freedom. From an American viewpoint, the placard found at a German concentration camp, “Work makes you free,” seemed like obviously evil logic. Beginning the story here in the aftermath, in 1945, we see … Read more

Nate Powell’s About Face (review): Law enforcement and The Punisher’s symbol

This critique is to do with Nate Powell’s About Face. But we start with this scene, written by Matthew Rosenberg, appeared inThe Punisher #13 published by American comic book giant Marvel Comics. It caused a sensation back in July 2019.  Some police officers in the United States have adopted The Punisher’s logo as a form of … Read more