World Comic Book Review

11th April 2024

Talgard: Tome One (review)

Written by Gary Proudley Illustrated by Jake Bartok, James Brouwer, Mitch Collins, Holly Fox, Scott Fraser, Katie Houghton-Ward, Marc Noble, Skye Ogden, Craig Phillips, Sarah Winifred Searle, Trev Wood Gestalt Comics, February 2020 Save for Groo the Wanderer and Cerebus, sword-and-sorcery warriors tend to be big hulking fellows in loin clothes, or angry women with … Read more

Las meninas (revisited)

Writer : Javier Olivares Artist : Santiago García 2015, Astiberri (Spain) / Fantagraphics (USA) Art, it should be noted, is not something that happens per se. The presence of a man performing the action is required, as a nook cannot be written by itself, nor a picture be painted by a paintbrush. This leads to … Read more

Oathbound #1 (review)

Luke Horsman, 2020 The tagline to this title is “Norse Saga inspired tales”. We seem to be reaching the tail end of a trend towards Scandinavian folklore, perhaps initiated by the success of Marvel Studios’ Thor motion pictures, beginning in 2011, and perpetuated by Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods being adapted for television in … Read more