World Comic Book Review

28th November 2023

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1 (Review)

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1 Space Goat Productions, May 2017 Writer: Micky Neilson “The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen” is a new comic book series from Space Goat Publishing. This publisher is known for comic book adaptations and reboots of classic properties from different mediums. “Revenge of the Werewolf Queen” serves … Read more

Blood Blister #1 (Review)

Blood Blister #1 AfterShock Comics, January 2017 Writer: Phil Hester Blood Blister is a new horror comic book series from American publisher AfterShock Comics. It is written and co-created by American comic book scribe Phil Hester. The story focuses on a man named Brandon Hull, who is a smooth-talking, sociopathic lawyer who would deceive and … Read more

Geis: A Matter of Life and Death (Review)

Geis: A Matter of Life and Death
Nobrow, 2016
Writer:Alexis Deacon

On the face of it, “Geis: A Matter of Life and Death” looks like a teenage fantasy comic, with its cover of a curious and very young blonde girl in blue sackcloth wielding an old fashioned lantern, prowling around a darkened library. Instead, “Geis” is a sinister horror story with curiously feminist undertones.

When Matarka, the leader of a city known only as the Capital, dies, her successor is to be chosen in accordance with her enchanted will. Many potential candidates are summoned into a hall where the dead chieftain’s body lies in state. Each of the forty or so assembled people, ranging from the leader of the army to apparently ordinary and normal citizens, sign a document whereby they each agree to abide by the outcome of the selection process.

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The Root of All Evil: The Black Monday Murders #1-2 (review)

The Black Monday Murders #1-2 (review)
Image Comics, September/ October 2016
Writer: Jonathan Hickman

If this title disturbs, it is because one of the most talented writers in American comic book industry, Jonathan Hickman, does a spectacular job of convincing the reader that he has kicked away at the topsoil of the falsehood of capitalism, humanity’s real and dirty habitat. Underneath lies a mouldy and parasitic truth to economics vastly terrible, and despite the black mystical elements of the story somehow it makes the world make perfect sense.

The methods by which the global capital markets work are a mystery to most. The idea of making money by moving money from one asset type to another by way of investment seems straightforward enough. But terms such as arbitrage, Libor, derivatives, hedge funds, short selling and, famously, sub-prime could just as easily be a foreign language to most people. The language itself does not mystify. The concepts themselves are alien.

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