World Comic Book Review

29th February 2024

Checkmate (review) (2021)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev DC Comics, August 2021 Writer Brian Michael Bendis catches a lot of grief from online readers of superhero comics. The snappy and colloquial dialogue, the in-depth knowledge of American superhero continuity, and the character-driven storylines seem to irritate as much as please the obsessive readership. That readership, by … Read more

Scarlet Volume 1 (review)—“A sacred heart burns”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Jinxworld, 2019 I WAS SHOCKED BY THE PANORAMA OF BRIDGES splayed in ruins across the Willamette River in the opening scenes of the five-issue SCARLET sequel by Brian Michael Bendis that appeared two years ago now, illustrating what revolution might look like in his hometown and mine, just … Read more