World Comic Book Review

4th March 2024

Action Comics #1061 (review)

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Timms DC Comics, March 2024. Reading Superman stories involving Bizarro, a flawed duplicate of Superman first appearing in 1958, is likely to induce a mild headache. Everything the character says needs to be read in the negative, and occasionally the double-negative. (Creator Otto Binder has a lot to answer for.) … Read more

The Books of Magic Volume 1 (revisited)

Writer: Neil Gaiman Art: John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, and Paul Johnson DC Comics, 1990-1991. The Books of Magic reminds us of debris on a beach, an almost random collection of dried objects bleaching in the sun. The Books of Magic was, in its first incarnation, a periodical issued by American comic book publisher … Read more

Batman: The Imposter (collected edition) (review)

Writer: Mattson Tomlin Artist: Andrea Sorrentino DC Comics, 2021 If we had to choose the best superhero comic book so far this decade, it must be Batman: The Imposter. The story has been issued under American superhero comic publisher DC Comics’ Black Label imprint. As we have previously discussed, the Black Label imprint grants extended … Read more