World Comic Book Review

2nd March 2024

Creatures with Purpose (review)

Soph Letizia, 2023 This zine, Creatures with Purpose, is described as an anthology, but in reality, it is a series of vignettes with the common theme of improbable creatures. The characters range from stereotypically lime green and big-headed aliens, to two brown ants grimly hanging on for life on the edge of a toilet roll, … Read more

Manta (review)

Creator: Jorden Allen-Barr Self-published, 2021 Jorden Allen-Barr is an Australian comic book creator who has been dabbling in ‘zines for some time. He is possibly a little too young and a little too new in the publishing industry for a retrospective (which is how this review started), but it is his collected works we are … 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