World Comic Book Review

26th September 2023

The Dancing Plague (review)

Creator: Gareth Brookes Self Made Man, 2021 Before we get to the subject matter of this surprisingly confronting comic, The Dancing Plague, we must first consider some of the marvellous artistic techniques used by its creator, Gareth Brookes. Mr Brookes’ education includes the study of printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London. A … Read more

Wren #1-3 (review)

A story both timely and timeless. Creator: Peter Taylor Independent, 2021-2022 Every once in awhile, the timing of a story’s release can be just as important as it’s contents. Such is the case with Wren by Peter Taylor. Here is the promotional copy from the Kickstart website: Wren is a thrilling historical fantasy story that’s … Read more

Lady Mechanika: The Tablet of Destinies (revisited)— “Ripened to a once-in-a-lifetime flavor”

Story: M.M. Chen Artists: Joe Benitez, Martin Montiel, Mike Garcia Benitez Benitez Productions; 1st edition (January 1, 2015) IMPERISHABLE PLEASURES I sometimes save for later as a refuge, to preserve somewhere beautiful to go. Some books I can’t help it, I leave partly unread to wait for me there like a ripening fruit, making me … Read more

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (review)

Writer: John Reppion Artist: Mark Penman Independently published, 2021 Aficionadoes of medieval English will enjoy this new interpretation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a tale written in around 1350AD and forming part of the canon of the tales of Camelot. Appropriately, it is put together by two Englishmen, John Reppion and Mark Penman. … Read more