Author Archive for Alison Kotin

Project X: Seven Eleven

The 1950’s are ending, and a revolution is brewing in Japan. Supermarkets and department stores are expanding, sending one mom and pop corner store after another into bankruptcy even as the big cities are running out of space. Who can…

Blank, vol. 1

It’s a walking mailbox! It’s a talking stone wall! No! It’s Blank, nameless, international man of mystery and superspy extraordinaire. Or maybe not quite. Our man Blank suffers from amnesia, exacerbated by a severe case of cluelessness and social awkwardness.…

Emma, vol. 1

Emma is a demure lady’s maid with a story that is all too familiar in Victorian London. Without any family of her own, Emma was raised by her mistress, an aging widow with a sharp tongue and a sly sense…

Akira, vol. 1

“At 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1992, a new type of bomb exploded over the metropolitan area of Japan…. Nine hours later, World War III began.” So begins Katsushiro Otomo’s epic Akira series, which opens with a full color spread…

BLAME!, vol. 1

Somewhere in the bowels of the earth the remnants of human society eke out a tenuous existence in the gloom of a post-post-apocalyptic world. Ages ago, humanity reached such heights of technical and industrial skill that their buildings and cities…

ROD (Read or Die), vol. 1

Librarians kick butt. I live with one of them, so I should know. I also know that many people tend to underestimate Librarian-kind – their physical prowess, their dedication to the job, their cunning, their focus, their ability to do…

East Coast Rising, vol. 1

You’re on the high seas in some post-apocalyptic version of the coast of New York state where the waters have risen to engulf the cities of the coast and strange creatures inhabit the depths. As the cold and polluted water…

Planetes, vol. 1

Hachimaki has dreamed of being an astronaut his whole life. Right now he’s working a grunt job as an orbital trash collector, circling the moon with his two partners Yuri and Fee to pick up the detritus of years of…

Brigadoon, vol. 1

Growing up without her parents is hard for Marin, especially in 7th grade where having the right clothes and family count for a lot if you want to be popular. However, living with her adopted grandparents and a host of…

Earthboy Jacobus

There’s a terrifying alternate universe sharing space with our own. It’s populated by a race of vicious, buglike creatures reminiscent of The Borg who roam their barren world in strange ships made of an unholy mixture of organic and mechanical…

Couple, vol. 1

For Young Ho Han, junior year at Suh Kang University looks to be a nice vacation after a year of military service, especially since for the first time ever he’ll be living in his very own apartment! Yes, a bachelor’s…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 2

It’s another Monday and another hangover for Asato Tsuzuki, Shinigami of the Hades Summons Department. Tsuzuki’s plan to keep a low profile until the effects of last night’s drunken revelry wear off is scuttled bright and early by his new…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 4

No matter how arduous their cases or stingy their salaries, even the employees of the Summons Department are entitled to a vacation. This year Hisoka, Tsuzuki, Chief Konoe, and the rest of the office will be wintering in Hokkaido, famed…