World Comic Book Review

2nd October 2023

A CALCULATED MAN—”Make room for romance”

Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Alberto Alburquerque Colorist: Mark Englert Aftershock 2022 A CLEVER STRIDE COURSES through the four-issue mini-series A CALCULATED MAN (2022), inviting you to follow along through little layers of real-life activities of super-smart guy Jack Beans, our hero, sort of, as he pursues his agenda. Scenes shift from Jack doing things, to … Read more

November Volume 1 – The Girl on the Roof (review)

Writer, Matt Fraction Artist Elsa Charretier Image Comics, November 9, 2019 Something sinister lurks beneath the waters of this 2019 collected volume of the title November. It is written by Matt Fraction, a well-known and award-winning comic book writer, and with art by Elsa Charretier, who is well known for her body of work for … Read more

Switchblade Stories #1-3 (review)

Creator: Chris Askham 2021-22 Mindy Lou’s life didn’t quite work out the way she wanted. But does she really know what she wants? A cataclysmic event in her day to day existence sets her on a new path of discovery. Switchblade Stories is a mash-up of the romance comics of the 1950’s and the exploitation movies … Read more

22 Brides (revisited)—“Give me the nerve to hit a nerve”

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artists: Scott Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti Event Comics, 1996 ARTISTS CAN GO ANYWHERE they want. The record of their art allows us to follow. Even at a distance we can walk their corridors, whistle their tunes, enter their imaginations, and marvel a little how we keep talking so animatedly to someone is long … Read more