Comic Review: Alive

| September 10, 2014

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Alive Story and Art by Taguchi Hajime Review by Mara Wood “I want to see a miracle…the kind that makes you want to be alive.” This statement the character on the cover of Taguchi Hajime’s short story collection Alive makes sums up the theme of the diverse stories. Alive is a refreshing manga that celebrates […]

Comic Review: Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24

| September 9, 2014

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Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24 Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata Review by Mara Wood Poor Hayate. It’s bad enough that his parents owe money to the yakuza. To avoid drastic measures to pay off their debt, Hayate becomes a butler for a wealthy young lady, Nagi. In Kenjiro Hata’s series from Shonen Sunday […]

Comic Review: 07-Ghost Vol. 12

| September 9, 2014

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07-Ghost Vol. 12 Story and Art by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara Review by Mara Wood 07-Ghost is a manga series that uses extensive world building and religious allegories to create a sweeping story of good versus evil. In the twelfth volume of this unique fantasy series, Yuki Amemiya and Yikino Ichihara continue the story […]

BOOM! Studios Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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When it comes to fun and innovative titles, BOOM!’s got some great books to offer. BOOM Teases New Series from kaboom George Pérez to Embark on Signing Tour for Sirens From BOOM!: Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new […]

Image Comics Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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Looking for Image news and upcoming books? Look no further. Five Ghosts Starts New Arc and Has a TV Show in Development From Image: Co-creators Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, and colorist Lauren Affe return for the beginning of an all-new story arc for FIVE GHOSTS. “Monsters & Men” begins on 10/15 with issue #13, […]

VIZ Media Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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Stay on top of what’s new from VIZ Media with our wrap up. Sailor Moon Online Slumber Party Celebrates Release of English Dub Ok, Sailor Scouts, get ready: the English dub of the classic Sailor Moon series debuts on Hulu and Neon Alley TODAY, September 5th. The first four episodes will be available on the 5th with English dubs […]

Dark Horse Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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Get your Dark Horse fix right here! Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1 Preview From Dark Horse: CRIMINAL MACABRE: THE THIRD CHILD #1 | Steve Niles | Christopher Mitten Cal’s changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, Cal feels the evil consuming him. […]

Comic Review: Anomal

| September 3, 2014

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Anomal Story and Art by Nukuharu Review by Mara Wood If you’ve never tried manga, give Anomal a shot. Anomal is a collection of short stories from mangaka Nukuharu published by indie manga company Gen Manga. Nukuharu’s short story manga collection focuses on tales incorporating yokai (Japanese folk tale monsters) and their interactions with the […]

Comic Review : Groo vs. Conan #2

| September 2, 2014

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One learns, ideally, by the Socratic method. If one is a genius, one can even talk to oneself and achieve a dizzying intellect. If one is an idiot, like Groo, one talks to oneself and ends up sinking a ship, destroying a village, and slaying those one pledged to save. Groo vs. Conan #2 is […]

Comic Review: Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 13

| September 2, 2014

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Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 13 Review Story and Art by Rei Toma Review by Mara Wood The thirteenth and final volume of Rei Toma’s Dawn of the Arcana series wraps up the epic fantasy with both heartbreak and hope. For years, fans have been following Nakaba’s journey as a pawn in a political game. […]

Comic Review: Wayward #1

| August 29, 2014

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Being advertised as the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation,” Wayward #1 from Image Comics certainly has the right elements in place to grab that title. Written by Jim Zub and art by Steve Cummings, Wayward promises to explore the fascinating folklore of Japan. The first issues provides a good taste of what’s to come from the […]

BOOM! Studios Weekly News Wrap Up

| August 29, 2014

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When it comes to fun and innovative titles, BOOM!’s got some great books to offer.   BOOM! Titles Shipping in November Get ready for Fall with these new and ongoing series from BOOM! DEEP STATE #1 Retail Price: $3.99 Author: Justin Jordan Artist: Ariela Kristantina Cover Artists: A: Matthew Taylor B: Artyom Trakhanov (INCENTIVE) WHY WE LOVE IT: You know all those […]