World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

4th December 2022

Giga #1-3 (review)

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: John Lê Vault Comics, 2020-1 Little wonder the first issue of this title sold out. Giga is a science fiction story focussed around dead mechas – giant robots with highly advanced artificial intelligences, some of which have been rendered inert as a consequence of some sort of internecine war. Sadly, we … Read more

Valerian and Laureline: Chatelet Station Destination Cassiopeia (“Métro Châtelet, Direction Cassiopeia”) (review)— “Musing as a duet is always finer”

Writer: Jean-Claude Mézières Artist: Pierre Christin Cinebook. First published March-June, 1980 SPACE NEVER APPEARED SO PEDESTRIAN as Laureline noses her spaceship through traffic toward the stars, demure in her spacesuit, leg up on her big pilot’s chair, gazing out at sublight speed with time on her hands, lazy day on the freeway. Then you see … Read more

Rocket Girl Volumes 1 and 2 (review) – A world’s fate rests on you

Writer: Brandon Montclare Art: Amy Reeder Image Comics, 2014 and 2017 RHYMES AND REASONS FOR ROMANCE PERSIST. Placing a young teen girl in a skin-tight flightsuit would not usually appeal to me, due to the improbability, feels cooked-up for a market demographic, which appears to be exactly how the time traveler police girl from the … Read more