World Comic Book Review

2nd February 2023

The Three Jokers #1-3 (review)

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok DC Comics, August-October 2020 The concept that American superhero comic book publisher DC Comics’ most iconic villain, the Joker, could actually be three people was first touted in Justice League #49, in 2015. In that comic, Batman took the seat of the space god Metron and was shown the … Read more

The Other History of the DC Universe #1 (review)

Writer: John Ridley Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi DC Comics, November 2020 At the very beginning, I did not think The Other History of the DC Universe would be a comic for me. I do not usually enjoy comic-books that rely only in narrative to tell their story and don’t have any actual speech … Read more

Revisiting DCeased (Hardcover) one year later (review) – doomscrolling by another name

Writer: Tom Taylor Art: Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano, and James Harren DC Comics, November 2019 Could anyone possibly think this story was worth gathering as an expensive hardcover comic? A re-read a year after the collected volume of DCeased, published by DC Comics, was first published kicks over the same sort of compost recycling as … Read more

Suicide Squad #1-2 (review)

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo DC Comics, February – March 2020 We recently re-read American writer John Ostrander’s brilliant 1980s title, Suicide Squad. The concept of captured super-powered villains coerced into secret government missions still leaves us with the opinion that Mr Ostrander was engaging in the preparation and delivery of comic book haute … Read more