World Comic Book Review

10th April 2024

Fallen: Self Made Man (Review)

“Fallen: Self Made Man”
Brisket Gaming LLP, 2016
Writer: Ryan Garcia

Writing in 1883, German philosopher and writer Friedrich Nietzsche in his book “Thus Spake Zarathustra”, and in 1886 in his book “Beyond Good and Evil”, proposed that any being may fulfil their ultimate potential and that all it took was “will to power”. This fundamental drive is, in Nietzschean theory, stronger than the will to live. The “will to power” is considered by some scholars to mean a struggle against one’s surroundings that culminates in personal growth, self-overcoming, and self-perfection.

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Super Powers Part One (review)

“Super Powers” Part One (the back-up feature to “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye” #1)
DC Comics, December 2016
Writer: Tom Scioli

Gerard Way, musician and writer of the extraordinary comic book title”The Umbrella Academy”, as we have previously discussed in our review of “Mother Panic“, is in an enviable place. Mr Way has been given the reins of American publisher DC Comics’ new “alt-rock” imprint, Young Animal.

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The Merry-Go-Round Goes Boom!

The Unhappy Fates of Satellite Headquarters Review by DG Stewart, 15 April 2016 Orbital bases for superheroes in comic books have three principal attractions: a. the visual impact, which comic books do so well, of a machine perched above the world; b. the message to readers of the protoganist’s technological might; and c. the temptation … Read more