Snowpiercer, vol. 1: The Escape

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“Across the white immensity of an eternal winter, from one end of the frozen planet to the other, there travels a train that never stops” (p. 3). And so the first volume of Snowpiercer opens, like a macabre picture book.…

Journalism

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In his introduction to Journalism, comics-journalist Joe Sacco makes it clear that while objectivity might be the “Holy of Holies” in American journalism, the medium of comics is, by nature, a subjective form. While he may be able to capture…

Kitaro

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In his introduction, Matt Alt describes Kitaro as “quite possibly the single most famous Japanese manga series you’ve never heard of, even if you happen to be a manga fan.” In this series, Mizuki transforms classic yokai monsters from Japanese folklore into modern,…

Monsters! and Other Stories

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From cave paintings to Medieval stained glass windows to silent movies, wordless stories have long been a part of our culture. In recent times, they seem to have lost some of their appeal as creators have struggled to produce quality stories. Thankfully,…

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, vol. 1

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Soma is passionate about food. The son of a respected restaurant owner, Soma will do whatever it takes to surpass his father and make a name for himself. He never backs down from a cooking challenge, and his unique ingredient combinations and ability to think…