Category Archives: Historical

Manga Shakespeare Romeo And Juliet by Sonia Leong

I have to admit, I’ve yet to find a manga adaptation of any classic to be worth the time. Somehow, they come off as infantile and overwrought; whether Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserable, or a Shakespeare play. I … Continue reading

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Red River Volume 2 by Chie Shinohara

With 28 volumes to its catalogue, Red River did charm many in the mid to late 1990s. The exotic location of the ancient Hittite empire and a spunky heroine had their own charm. But now in 2018, this can feel … Continue reading

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Red River Volume 3 by Chie Shinohara

With Volume 3, it is clear our heroine Yuri is going to be spending a lot of time in the Hittite empire before she will be able to return home.  In this volume she becomes embroiled in a war, is … Continue reading

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Red River Volume 1 by Chie Shinohara

Red River is a book very much showing its age and roots: the illustration work is all sparkly eyed characters, elaborate hairstyles and dresses, and a protagonist who has to fight off a horde of guys – a la Rose … Continue reading

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In the Beginning There Was Fury (Shi, #1) by Zidrou, José Homs

Shi (In The Beginning There Was Fury) is a lushly illustrated novel about Victorian society and the positions women had in them in London. Set in 1851 at the opening of the Crystal Palace, it takes place in the heart … Continue reading

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Giant by Mikael

Giant is a beautifully illustrated meditative piece that is very much of the era in which the story is set. The Great Depression in America has begun and New York City is a the new home of immigrants from all … Continue reading

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Marzi Little Carp by Sulvain Savola and Marzena Sowa

Marzi is a long running graphic novel biography of a girl growing up in Poland at the end of the Communist era. This isn’t a story so much as her memories in the series of vignettes about events and places … Continue reading

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