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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Gangsta Volume 2 (Viz, 9781421564531) Jenny: Gangsta’s first volume caught and maintained my interest with its scratchy, bold art, dark world-building, and intense characters and left me eager for…

The Undertaking of Lily Chen

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The title of The Undertaking of Lily Chen has a double meaning, just as the mountain peaks and valleys on the cover of the book represent the landscape while forming a trompe l’oeil skull. The first meaning is entirely dark…

Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice

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Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice spins a familiar-yet-compelling story of orphans, prophecies, and magic. Neither its plot points nor its steampunk setting break new ground, but the customary pieces are assembled skillfully. Mystic breaks away from the pack of similar tales by the strength…

Must Have: Manga for Teens 2014 Update

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Our criteria for this list is simple: these are the titles that are solid additions to your teen collection. We’re updating the original list posted in December 2011. We went through and removed series waning in popularity and add in…

Tomorrowland

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    Tomorrowland is the brainchild of Paul Jenkins, Titan Comics, and an actual music festival that corresponds to the one that provides the backdrop for most of the book. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are real-life brothers who perform…

Captain Midnight, vol. 1: On the Run

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When a modern Navy ship stumbles across a legendary World War II superhero named Captain Midnight, they aren’t sure how to react, especially when he escapes custody! Meanwhile, Captain Midnight wastes no time tracking down the evil immortal Nazi, Fury…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers!  You know we love you all for dropping by, and what better day to show our love of comics, anime & manga. Here’s our staff highlights for this week — all the titles, creators, programs,…