World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

19th May 2022

Bazza the Barbarian Bogan: Australian Alien Invasion (review)

Created by Sorab Del Rio and Don Ticchio Artist: Emerson Dimaya Colourist: Simon A Wright Silver Fox Comics, 2017 Your reviewer worked as an English language teacher in Neyagawa, Osaka in 1996 to early 1997. The school happened to be filled with other Australians, and one lonely Nebraskan named Paul. Suffering the idioms, the accents, and … Read more

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (review)—“Under house arrest awaiting a sentence”

Author: John Wagner et al. Artist: Brian Bolland, Ian Gibson, Andrew Currie et al. Rebellion / 2000AD, 2022 UNTETHER THE HOUNDS of justice. In younger years I was wary of police and would never have warmed up to a strip hero like super-cop JUDGE DREDD then dominating headlines in the UK and Commonwealth countries and … Read more

Year Zero, Vol. 2 (review)—“Help me through the night”

Writer: Benjamin Percy Artist: Juan Jose Ryp AWA (Artists, Writers & Artisans), May 2021 DANGER UNDER THE SURFACE. Danger outside. Need walls. Camouflage. Weapons. These are the first lessons graphically conveyed once plunged in YEAR ZERO, a zombie-apocalypse story that appeared in four mini-tales through five issues in the year of the virus 2020. Zombies … Read more

Lady Mechanika: The Tablet of Destinies (revisited)— “Ripened to a once-in-a-lifetime flavor”

Story: M.M. Chen Artists: Joe Benitez, Martin Montiel, Mike Garcia Benitez Benitez Productions; 1st edition (January 1, 2015) IMPERISHABLE PLEASURES I sometimes save for later as a refuge, to preserve somewhere beautiful to go. Some books I can’t help it, I leave partly unread to wait for me there like a ripening fruit, making me … Read more