World Comic Book Review

A Deep Six’d Publication

30th June 2022

Fables (review)—“Fairies can take anything you dish out”

Created by Bill Willingham Art: Mark Buckingham + a Wonderland of Artists Vertigo Comics, ONCE UPON A TIME in the early 1990s, William Willingham produced whole comic books himself in black and white with a fine pencil, a fabulous imagination, and a rare wit. Issues of Ironwood and Coventry were one-of-a-kind classics before FABLES launched … Read more

Ex Machina (revisited) —“Try talking to my marbles”

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artists: Tony Harris, Tom Feister Vertigo Comics, 2004–2010 BRAINS BOND WITH MACHINERY in a natural texture like grain in wood, fleshing out a living creature beyond us. It looks natural to talk to machines like kin as occurs in EX MACHINA by Brian K. Vaughan, started in 2004, and now collected … Read more

ABSOLUTE TRANSMETROPOLITAN Volume 3 (review) – “WHEN THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE YOU”

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Darick Robertson Vertigo Comics / DC Black Label GOOD NEWS: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 3, was released in November 2018. In the beginning, when Spider Jerusalem got a call from the city saying he owed a book on politics, and another one too, or goodbye paycheck, he was a hairy hilltop country … Read more