blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Xombi (1994) #21


So David’s poor fiancée never gets a single line. She never even gets to mention he looks twenty-five years younger than the last time she saw him.

Rozum’s not just shortening the series this issue; double-sized or not, he’s hurrying up the storyline. At one point he inexplicably shifts perspective in a way to trick the reader. In addition to creating some tension, he’s also able to hurry things along a great deal.

The beginning of the issue, with David and the Rabbi journeying through the paranormal world (paranormal is what Rozum decides on to call all the magic and supernatural stuff), is lovely. There’s a lot of great details; one wishes Rozum could take the time. A series called Xombi seems the wrong place.

For the last few pages, Rozum returns to his superior first-person narration from David and fakes a satisfying finish to the series.

2 responses to “Xombi (1994) #21”

  1. It’s almost as if Rozum was in a learning phase with Xombi on how to write a comic book. Well, he’ll probably have 6-8 issues of the current series to make a point, so we’ll see if he’s learned anything.

  2. Rick


    If the info at is correct, Xombi was Rozum’s first “new” comic and possibly the first time he wrote any comics material longer than an 8 page backup. So it’s quite possible he was just learning how to write a comic book.

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