World Comic Book Review

2nd October 2023

Cavity #1 (review)

Writer / Artist: Justin Randall Gestalt Comics, 2023 There must be a word to describe the genre of horror science fiction which involves the sort of dead, remote Australia most people are only familiar with from the Mad Max movies. “Outback dystopia”, perhaps, which sounds much better than “Road Warrior Australian”. This title, Cavity, is … Read more

The Magic Order (Volume 2) (review)

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Stuart Immomen Image Comics, May 2022 The marketing copy for the second volume of The Magic Order reads as follows: A magical turf war like you’ve never seen before! The London chapter of the Magic Order has entered the scene, and these tough Guy Ritchie-style gangsters have a problem with the … Read more

PRINCE VALIANT (revisited) —“Above all strive to do right”

Writer/Artist: Hal Foster and epigoni Fantagraphics TRAVELING MAKES GOOD ADVENTURE, depending on who goes with you. Sunday mornings in a house with a daily newspaper, since my youth decades ago and still today, traveling a while with PRINCE VALIANT inside the comic pages through luscious landscapes and pointed encounters with a wide variety of characters—maidens, … Read more