World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

29th June 2022

Happy 30th Birthday, Spawn

Spawn, a comic book title created by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics since 1992, features an American superhero character with an interesting pedigree. Spawn is distinguishable by “a “neural parasite cloak,” a particularly shaped face mask, green eyes and a red “M” on the chest”, as described by a judge in Wisconsin (and … Read more

X-Men: Red #1 (review)

Writer: Al Ewing Artists: Stefano Caselli and Federico Blee Marvel Comics. June, 2022 At the outset: an apology. This critique mentions the names of characters and various backstories which a new reader looking for some objective narrative will not follow. In that sense, our critique entirely resembles the object of its scrutiny – it is … Read more

Wolverine: Patch #1 (review)

Writer: Larry Hama Artists: Andrea Di Vito and Le Beau Underwood  Marvel Comics, March 2022 Welcome to Madripoor, a seedy fictional substitute for the city-state of Singapore, perhaps, or perhaps more like Shanghai in the 1930s. Singapore after all is a highly regulated, benevolent police state. Shanghai in the 1930s was run by a conglomerate … Read more