World Comic Book Review

3rd March 2024

Black Cloak Volume One (review)

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Meredith McClaren Image Comics, September 2023 Kelly Thompson is a veteran writer of American superhero comic books, and who with artist Meredith McClaren has created a new series, Black Cloak, published by Image Comics. Reading Black Cloak, with its intermingled genres of fantasy, crime, science fiction, and royal intrigue, reminds us … Read more

King of Spies v. Desolation Jones (comparative review)

Writer (King of Spies): Mark Miller Artist (King of Spies): Matteo Scalera Image Comics / (Netflix / Millarworld), 2021-2022 Writer (Desolation Jones): Warren Ellis Artist (Desolation Jones): J. H. Williams III and José Villarrubia Wildstorm, 2005-2007 Writer and former spy Ian Fleming’s famous fictional character, James Bond, has been haunting our cinemas and televisions for … Read more

Happy 30th Birthday, Spawn

Spawn, a comic book title created by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics since 1992, features an American superhero character with an interesting pedigree. Spawn is distinguishable by “a “neural parasite cloak,” a particularly shaped face mask, green eyes and a red “M” on the chest”, as described by a judge in Wisconsin (and … Read more

Vs (review)

Writer: Ivan Brandon Artists: Esad Ribic, Nic Klein Image Comics, 2018 THE ART DREW MY EYE from the start. VS covers and alternate covers all share a fine eye for design, including the bold yet nearly invisible logo in outline, and precise, sleek illustration that looks in its city scenes like European albums with bald … Read more