World Comic Book Review

2nd March 2024

The Devil That Wears My Face #4 (Review)

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Alex Cormack Mad Cave, January 2024 We reviewed the first issue of publisher Mad Cave’s historical thriller comic The Devil That Wears My Face last October 2023 and found it engaging enough to recommend, especially to people who enjoy well-written horror stories tackling demonic possessions. See for that review. The … Read more

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere v. Darkest Rout #1 (comparative review)

Darkest Rout Writer: Antwone Barnes Artist: Kip Henderson Independently published, 2023 Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Glenn Fabry DC Comics / Vertigo, 2006 (collected work) This comparative review measures up a freshly-minted independent title, backed by Kickstarter, with a comic-book interpretation of a Neil Gaiman novel, published by American comic book giant DC … Read more

MANIFEST DESTINY Volume 5 (revisited)

Writer: Chris Dingess Artists: Matthew Roberts, Tony Aikens, Owen Gieni Image Comics, March 2014 I KNEW THE HORRORS would overwhelm me and they nearly did. Volume 5 of the collected MANIFEST DESTINY, featuring the true adventures of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, had me in this volume like always looking for cover, … Read more

The Exterminators (revisited) – “Spare me the awesome burden of our last days oh lord”

Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Tony Moore Vertigo Comics, 2006 DUMB FASCINATION AND HORROR propelled me through Issue 1 of THE EXTERMINATORS off a 10-cent rack, the pages crinkled with water damage, and a giant cockroach on the cover. The title appeared in thirty issues starting in 2006. Needing more, I carried around a stack of … Read more