World Comic Book Review

2nd October 2023

Jean Grey #1 (review)

Writer: Louise Simonson Art: Bernard Chang Marvel Comics, 2023 Jean Grey is dead, again, and she is not particularly surprised about it. The long-standing character, a charter member of Marvel Comics’ headline mutant title Uncanny X-Men and its numerous spawn, is probably the record holder for death and revival even within the eulogy-friendly genre of … Read more

SUPERMAN YEAR ONE (revisited)—”Or not”

Story and Art: Frank Miller, John Romita Jr.           Inks and Colors: Danny Miki, Alex Sinclair DC Comics, 2019 TEARFULLY I TREAD the remains of two stellar careers. The oversize “prestige” format of SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE with the names of writer/artist team Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. stamped on top drew me like a magnet. … Read more

Nemesis Reloaded (review)

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Jorge Jiménez Image Comics, July 2023 (collected edition) Here is the promotional copy from Image Comics for this title: The world’s most evil comic book is back! Who is Nemesis, and why does this eccentric billionaire who dresses up in a mask and cape want to terrorize people instead of helping … Read more