World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

4th December 2022

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

The Manhattan Projects (review)—“Suspect no further come closer”

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Image Comics, 2012-2015 HOW DOES THE MONGOOSE entice the cobra? Should the cobra not be scared out of its wits and eager to turn away? Is it one of those, hi I’m a lovely black widow thing or the shrinking violet flytrap? Whatever, this comic, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, gave … Read more

Mage (revisited)—“We live in an electric ocean”

Writer/Artist: Matt Wagner Image Comics, July 2017 – Feb 2019 SOME SAY HE MAKES NO SENSE when he talks about magic. Yet this time I believe I get it as Kevin Matchstick explains to his son in Mage, Issue 3, how magic “kinda exists alongside what we’d call ‘our world’” as in feeling the electric … Read more