Category Archives: Comics

Review: The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire (1965-’82) by Mike Butterworth & Don Lawrence

The Trigan Empire series is one of the most cherished, celebrated series in the history of British comics. Written in the 1960s to ‘80s, it achieved fame mainly in Britain and mainland European countries. The Netherlands in particular embraced the … Continue reading

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Review: Guy Delisle – Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China (2003)

3/5 If there is one thing that changed for China over the past few decades, then it is their immense and rapid urbanisation. There are whole cities with millions if not tens of millions of people that many Westerners have … Continue reading

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Comic Reviews: Lady Mechanika, Rat Queens, Wayward & More

Why am I reading all these comics??? Well, I bought a bundle of about 60 comics for a very good deal, including some famous ones like the whole Saga, Monstress and Paper Girls runs, but it also had an assortment … Continue reading

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Review: Guy Delisle – Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (2004)

I’ve read this graphic novel many times. It’s quite short – you can read the whole thing in three hours – and it is such a tragicomic travel story that it never fails to entertain me.  Guy Delisle, a Canadian … Continue reading

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Review: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (1994-’96), by Don Rosa

10/10 It is really hard for me to be objective in any way about these comics. As a young boy I read and reread them to the point that they are burned into the brain. Every single panel is immediately … Continue reading

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Review: I Hate Fairyland (2015-’18) by Skottie Young

This comic is based on the idea that if Dorothy had been forced to stay in the fairyland of the Wizard of Oz, then after 27 years those characters would really have gotten on her nerves. I can’t blame her, … Continue reading

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Review: Maus (1991) by Art Spiegelman

It is not easy to pin down Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1980-91) in a neat category. It is a comic book or graphic novel, but it is also nonfiction – and can be categorised as biography or memoir too. What it … Continue reading

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Review: The World of Edena (1983), by Moebius

The World of Edena (Le Monde d’Edena) is one of French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s most essential works. Along with The Incal and Arzach and the Blueberry comic series, the Edena Cycle and all its supplementary material that Moebius created … Continue reading

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Review: The Metabarons, by Jodorowsky & Gimenez

After reading this book, I am now a paleo-meta-warrior with the techno-techno to fly space-whales. If you are familiar with Jodorowsky and Moebius’s The Incal, then you know that among all the daft ideas in that crazy crazy comic, there … Continue reading

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Review: Before the Incal, by Jodorowsky & Janjetov

8.5/10 Before the Incal (1988-’95) is a prequel to Jodorowsky & Moebius’s famous and stunning graphic novel The Incal, and as always the case with prequels, they are made with the expectation that you already know what happened in the … Continue reading

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