World Comic Book Review

2nd March 2024

Vale Leiji Matsumoto (1938-2023)

Manga grand master Leiji Matsumoto passed away on 13 February 2023. Mr Matsumoto was best known for epic science fiction manga sagas, including Galaxy Express 999, Queen Emeraldas and Space Battleship Yamato (published in the United States as Star Blazers). In its obituary, The Japan Times noted https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/02/20/national/leiji-matsumoto-obituary/that he started drawing manga at the age … Read more

Vale Neal Adams (1942-2022)

Ground-breaking American comic book artist Neal Adams died this week, aged 80. Mr Adams had a distinctive style which was unlike any of his contemporaries. In the 1970s, Mr Adams pushed comic book art to a new level of professionalism. His work is the inspiration for other formidable artists like Jim Lee (who has wrote … Read more

Vale Stan Lee 1922-2018

Stan Lee

As most readers of American comic books will now be aware, writer / creator / media celebrity Stan Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 95. “I used to think what I did was not very important,” Mr Lee pondered to the Chicago Tribune in an interview in April 2014. “People are building bridges … Read more