World Comic Book Review

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2nd July 2022

Space Oddities #1 (review)

Writers: Ben Robinson and Jon Williams Artist: Jon Williams Independently published, March 2021 Space Oddities is a sci-fi adventure comic created by the effervescent duo of Ben Robinson and Jon Williams, with illustrations handled by the latter. (Messrs Robinson and Williams are well-known for their podcast, Geekxploration.) The comic is independently published and the first … 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

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