World Comic Book Review

2nd October 2023

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

Saga #55 (review)

Writer: Brian K. VaughanArtist: Fiona StaplesImage Comics, 2022 The wait has been long, but Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ seminal work Saga is finally back. After the cliffhanger at the breath-taking finale of part one, the series went into an extended hiatus, leaving followers of the book (including this reviewer) waiting for almost four … Read more