World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

24th September 2022

Adam Strange, Mystery in Space (revisited)—“My sweetheart lives a trillion miles away”

Story: Gardner Fox Art: Carmine Infantino DC Comics, 1961-1962 THE WAY WE LEARNED to swim underwater with aqua-lungs and fins in the 1940s made it obvious humans would soon have personal rocket packs to fly in the skies with the same fishy fluency. The first good part about Adam Strange and his alien girlfriend Alanna … Read more

Batman #55-57 (2018) (revisited) – Batman—“Synergy fuses us together”

Writer: Tom King Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki, Tomeu Morey DC Comics, 2018 SOMETIMES I LOVE BATMAN. The artwork by Tony S. Daniel attracted me to this 2018 storyline in BATMAN #55-57 by writer Tom King, called “Beasts of Burden.” Wonderful spreads of the caped detective in action on the first page and panels … Read more

Doctor Strange: The Best Defense (revisited)

Written by Gerry Duggan Art by Greg Smallwood Published by Marvel Comics, February 2019 In the current state of comics with its millions of titles and time-lines (a.k.a. the multitude of multiverses), it is always refreshing to find a one-shot comic that tells a small (if not epic) self-contained story. With this Doctor Strange book, … Read more

Happy 80th Birthday, Liberty Belle

Creators: Don Cameron and Chuck Winter DC Comics, Winter 1942 Liberty Belle debuted in Boy Commandos #1 in the middle of World War 2, when superhero comics were at the height of popularity. Liberty Belle was the alter ego of famous radio columnist Libby Lawrence, whose initial disguise was merely to part her hair in a … Read more