World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

17th January 2022

Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword (revisited)—“Royal cleavages healed at last on planet Mongo”

Writer: Brendan Deneen Artist: Eduardo Garcia Colorist: Estudio Haus Ardden, June 2012 TWO BABES ON THE COVER attracted my attention to the first issue of this six-issue set, “Invasion of the Red Sword,” and also made me hesitate, yet it turns out the flesh factor is minimal in this rendering of classic space adventurer Flash … Read more

Milky #1-4 (review)

Writer: Joshua SaxonArtist: Gian Fernando Joshua Saxon Comics, 2021 What if crocodilian aliens lead by a being called Lord Moofu invaded England looking to kidnap Earth girls, but were vulnerable to cow’s milk? Such is the zany proposition behind Milky, an independently published comic book from writer Joshua Saxon and with strong art from Gian Fernando. (Another … Read more

Scarlet Volume 1 (review)—“A sacred heart burns”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Jinxworld, 2019 I WAS SHOCKED BY THE PANORAMA OF BRIDGES splayed in ruins across the Willamette River in the opening scenes of the five-issue SCARLET sequel by Brian Michael Bendis that appeared two years ago now, illustrating what revolution might look like in his hometown and mine, just … Read more