World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

18th January 2022

Happy 40th birthday, All-Star Squadron

Writer: Roy Thomas Art: Rich Buckler, Jerry Ordway, Arvill Jones and others DC Comics, 1981-1987 It is hard as a fan of Roy Thomas’ grand revisionist work, All-Star Squadron, to believe that it has been 40 years since the series preview appeared in Justice League of America #193 (August 1981). The events of All-Star Squadron … Read more

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

Pennyworth #1 (of 7) (review)

Writer: Scott Bryan Wilson Artist: Juan Gedeon DC Comics, October 2021 Pennyworth, featuring long-time comic book butler and aide-de-camp to Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, is a limited series currently being published by DC Comics. A cynic might say that the timing of this comic book’s release is intended to coincide with the latest, long-delayed James Bond … Read more

Quincredible (revisited)—“When the levee breaks got no place to stay”

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Selina Espiritu Lion Forge, 2019 IMAGINE THE SURFACE OF REALITY skims past in a wave of ungraspable details, making a visible current in the elapsing moment as one’s self stands unmoved and unmovable, untouched in the center, filling with holy power as all things as “things” dissolve, and one’s magnified self … Read more