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Review: ‘Haikyu!!’ vols. 1-3

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Haikyu!! vols. 1-3 By Haruichi Furudate Teen Viz, $9.99 On the one hand, Haikyu!! is a bit of a tough sell for anyone who isn’t fascinated by volleyball. On the other hand, manga-ka Haruichi Furudate does a pretty good job of not only explaining things as he goes along but also giving the reader a […]

Review: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths’

DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Yancey Labat DC Comics; $9.99 The second in DC’s line of original graphic novels based on Mattel’s Super Hero Girls toy-line/media franchise, Hits and Myths takes advantage of having already introduced the concept and characters to tell a somewhat more complex story. Or, at […]

Review: ‘Jonesy Vol. 1′

Jonesy Vol. 1 Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Boom Studios; $9.99 Who is Jonesy? She will be happy to tell you, as she does in the first two pages of this trade paperback collection of her ongoing comic book series. She is a tightly-wound, emotional teenager with a ferret, a garbage zine devoted […]

Review: ‘Super Mario Adventures’

Super Mario Adventures Writer: Kentaro Takemura Artist: Charlie Nozawa Viz; $14.99 Video game hero Mario has been around for a long time now, his exact age kind of depending on what you want to consider his first appearance: 1981’s Donkey Kong, 1983’s Mario Bros, or 1985’s Super Mario Bros. And, of course, he and his […]

Review: ‘Johnny Boo Goes Like This’

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Johnny Boo Goes Like This Writer/artist: James Kochalka Top Shelf Productions; $9.99 James Kochalka has a special facility for stream-of-conscious storytelling that mimics the sorts of stories small children might tell adults: This happened, and this happened, and then this happened, and so on. It’s a relatively rare quality, even among those who make their […]

Review: ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe’

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson Marvel; $24.99 Rated T for Teen What could possibly be better than The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl? How about two Unbeatable Squirrel Girls? That’s the basic premise of the new original graphic novel The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel […]

Review: ‘Lucy & Andy Neanderthal’

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal Writer/artist: Jeffrey Brown Crown Books for young readers; $12.99 After spending the last few years in a galaxy far, far away, building a young reader audience with his Darth Vader cartoon books and his Jedi Academy diary comics, Jeffrey Brown has returned to earth, but now he’s refocusing on a long […]

Review: ‘Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars’

Indeh: A Story of The Apache Wars Writer: Ethan Hawke Artist: Greg Ruth Grand Central Publishing; $25.00 Shortly after the turn of the millennium, there was a sizable swathe of comic books being produced that seemed to have been pretty obviously created in the hopes that a Hollywood studio would swoop in, scoop up the […]

Review: ‘Batgirl Vol. 3: Mindfields’

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Batgirl Vol. 3: Mindfields Writers: Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher Artists: Babs Tarr, Bengal and others DC Comics; $16.99 Rated T for Teen This is the third and final collection of the 18-issue run on DC’s Batgirl by the writing team of Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher and primary artist Babs Tarr, a run that […]

Review: ‘Dog Man’

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Dog Man Writer/artist: Dav Pilkey Scholastic; $12.99 If you’ve read Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey’s 12-novel, almost 20-year-old series of illustrated children’s novels, then you are already well aware of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the two fourth-graders from Piqua, Ohio whose homemade comics the Captain sprung from. If you haven’t, don’t worry; you don’t need […]