World Comic Book Review

20th September 2023

Hit-Girl #1 (Review)

Hit-Girl #1 Image Comics, February 2018 Writer: Mark Millar In February 2008, Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar created a comic book series titled Kick-Ass for American publisher Marvel Comics (via its Icon imprint). This comic told the story of a teenager, Dave Lizeweski, who decided to become a real-life superhero despite not having any … Read more

Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 (Review)

Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 Image Comics, September 2017 Writer: Rob Williams Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 is a new comic book miniseries from American publisher Image Comics. It serves as a sequel to the 2012 hit comic Kingsman: The Secret Service from author Mark Millar. This comic focussed on a fictional secret spy organization … Read more

Remedy: Huck Volume 1 (review)

Huck Volume One Written by Mark Millar Publisher:  Image Comics Trade Paperback: July 2016 Writer Mark Millar’s work has a certain reputation for edginess.  This is the man who wrote comics such as: Wanted, where thinly disguised versions of the villains from American publisher DC Comics secretly ruled the world and broke any and all … Read more

Empress #1-2: Mark Millar Delivers (again)

Empress 1, 2
Icon Comics, June and July 2016
Writer: Mark Millar
Review by D.G. Stewart, May 17, 2016

A critique of this title involves two curious vectors.

First, at some point in many people’s lives, sadly, they can become involved in very unhappy, abusive or even violent relationships. This can occur, particularly but by no means exclusively, when a person is young and lacks judgement and experience in respect of the substance of a happy relationship.

Setting aside the nature of mis-spent relationships for a moment, and on what might seem at first blush off tangent, American comic books seem to have a steady supply of science fiction villains (featured in superhero comic books, ordinarily) with beetle-browed, monolithic features, a grim demeanour, and who are exclusively male. These include, in no particular order:

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