Category Archives: Book Reviews

Hanger Manga Volume 1 by Hirotaka Kisaragi

This feels recycled from so many BL manga: good hearted but innocent young guy gets partnered with hunky alpha male and they are forced to work together where one falls for the other. Both have secrets, both will be targets … Continue reading

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Hush Hush Graphic Novel Adaptation by Becca Fitzpatrick

In all my years of reading graphic novels, I have never come across a book that is so perfectly bad in every aspect: writing, illustrations, adaptation, paper quality/presentation, even proof reading. The only saving grace here is that I found … Continue reading

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The Spell of Whirldungen by A.J. Madelin

Sadly, this book really failed to connect with me at all. Problematic writing with a storyline that felt like a Harry Potter fanfiction after the writer binge watched Lemony Snickett; it was hard to get through. Chris Spratt is happy … Continue reading

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Karate Heat volume 1 by Eiichi Kitano

Perhaps I have become a bit jaded with sports manga over the years because this felt like every other book in the genre: energetic happy kid with good heart has a natural affinity for a sport but has some impediments … Continue reading

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Tokyo Tarareba Girls by Akiko Higashimura

A Tokyo version of Sex in the City is perhaps the best indicator of what you will find in this manga. Three women, all in their early 30s, realize they are getting old and may miss their chance to find … Continue reading

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Fathom Blue Descent by David B. Schwartz, Alex Sanchez, Scott Clark

Back in the 1990s, Fathom represented the new wave of comics: bold digital colors, facile storylines, and a soft porn approach to the illustrations. It was the Top Cow generation and Fathom was the flag bearer. We’re used to all … Continue reading

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Ark Land By Scott A Ford

I love that we have so many original stories in graphic novel format these days. Sure, I may not love all of them – but we have such variety that we really are spoiled. And while Ark Land never connected … Continue reading

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