World Comic Book Review

25th September 2023

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (revisited) —“Someone speaks to me from a long distance off”

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Kevin O’Neill America’s Best Comics, 1999, 2002, 2018 NOCTURNAL MAMMALS relinquished daylight to the dragons and those long nights I believe remain in us. At the end of the nineteenth century and decades on as whale oil turned to gas and then electric lamps, and rails and ships and alternate power … Read more

Fables (review)—“Fairies can take anything you dish out”

Created by Bill Willingham Art: Mark Buckingham + a Wonderland of Artists Vertigo Comics, ONCE UPON A TIME in the early 1990s, William Willingham produced whole comic books himself in black and white with a fine pencil, a fabulous imagination, and a rare wit. Issues of Ironwood and Coventry were one-of-a-kind classics before FABLES launched … Read more

Ex Machina (revisited) —“Try talking to my marbles”

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artists: Tony Harris, Tom Feister Vertigo Comics, 2004–2010 BRAINS BOND WITH MACHINERY in a natural texture like grain in wood, fleshing out a living creature beyond us. It looks natural to talk to machines like kin as occurs in EX MACHINA by Brian K. Vaughan, started in 2004, and now collected … Read more