World Comic Book Review

26th September 2023

A Castle in England (Review)

A Castle in England Nobrow Ltd, 2017 Writer: Jamie Rhodes This comic is very curious. It is composed of five vignettes, each written by Jamie Rhodes in conjunction with five artists. The first vignette is called “The Labourer”, set in the time of the time of the Peasants Revolt of 1381. The second is entitled … 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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