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Hatter M Volume 2: Mad with Wonder

Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan’s mad search to find Alyss continues.  In Volume 2, MAD WITH WONDER, Hatter follows the Glow from London to the battlefields of America’s Civil War in search of the Princess who must some day be Queen.  The America that Hatter encounters is a sprawling, wounded, boiling landscape of innocence and energy […]

Review: Beowulf and Amaterasu

Review: Beowulf: Monster Slayer and Amaterasu: Return of the Sun Beowulf is a brave and mighty warrior, known to have the strength of thirty men.  At home in Geatland, Beowulf hears about the terrible troubles of his father’s friend, Hrothgar, the King of the Danes.  Hrothgar’s land is plagued by Grendel, a vicious monster who […]

Review: Psyche and Eros

Psyche and Eros: The Lady and the Monster Marie P. Croall and Ron Randall Age Rating: 9+ Price: US$8.95 Genre: Mythology Psyche lives in the comfort of her parents’ wealthy kingdom.  But when her beauty draws the jealous anger of the powerful goddess Aphrodite, Psyche finds herself in great danger.  She is taken away to […]

Summer Reading Challenge! Tomoko Taniguchi

One of the manga-kas whose books I have been collecting recently is Tomoko Taniguchi.  She’s a master of saccharine shojo stories directed at young girls.  I reviewed one of her books, Miss Me?, back in March, and today, I have two more of her works, Let’s Stay Together Forever and Call Me Princess. Let’s Stay […]

The phenomenon of Haruhi Suzumiya Part 2!

Haruhi-mania seems to have settled a bit since its initial burst of crazed popularity.  Does this franchise deserve all the hype?  Today, I have a look at volumes 2 and 3 of the manga series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vols. 2 and 3 Nagaru Tanigawa, Gaku Tsugano, and Noizi […]

Tsubasa: Those with Wings Vol. 1 and Fruits Basket Vol. 1

One of the hallmarks of the manga industry is that series will often gain enormous popularity and then fade into obscurity a short while later.  Few manga-kas (authors) have achieved lasting success.  Natsuki Takaya is one of these uncommon success stories.  She unknowingly created a phenomenon that defined a genre with her series Fruits Basket.  […]

Review: Dororo Vol. 1 and Black Jack Vol. 1

Review: Dororo Vol. 1 and Black Jack Vol. 1 Osamu Tezuka was one of the most influential figures in manga as a medium.  The depth and breadth of his work is apparent even today, as American publishers release more and more of his series, like MW, Apollo’s Song, Black Jack, and Dororo.  These last two […]

Review: Nightschool Vol. 1 and Dramacon Vol. 1

Svetlana Chmakova’s been a rising star in the manga industry ever since her smash OEL hit, Dramacon.  Now, her new series, Nightschool, is being serialized in Yen Plus, Yen Press’ anthology, and she’s working on an animated TV series called My Life Me..  Today, I have for you a review and comparison of the first […]

Review: Miss Me? and Cyborg 009 Vol. 1

Manga, or Japanese comics, has been around in the United States in various forms since the early 80s.  Dark Horse and Viz Media inundated the market with a proliferation of series published first as single issues, and later collected in oversized $15 volumes.  Soon, monthly anthologies, like Manga Vizion and Super Manga Blast gained popularity.  […]

Double dose of reviews- Rapunzel’s Revenge and Shirley Vol. 1

Today, I have for you two graphic novels that are making waves–Shirley Vol. 1 and Rapunzel’s Revenge.  Directed at two different age groups, these books encapsulate the children’s/young adults’ comic book market today. Also, Rapunzel’s Revenge recently received a Cybil, an award presented by bloggers to outstanding books for kids and adolescents. Rapunzel’s Revenge Shannon, […]