Author Archive for Allen Kesinger

Old City Blues

Set in the year 2048, Solano is a young detective for the New Athens Police Force who gets drawn into a case involving the death of the president and CEO of the Hiyashi robotics company. While investigating the crime scene,…

Girls Bravo

Yukari suffers from a peculiar malady. As a child, he was relentlessly bullied by girls and now, as a teenager, speaking to or making contact with a girl causes him to break out in a rash and hives dot his…

Dragonball Z Dragon Box Vol. 4

The Dragonball Z saga arrives at its most darkest and disturbing chapter in the fourth volume of the Dragon Box set, collecting the episodes that span the Android and Cell sagas. By warning Goku and pre-empting his fatal heart condition,…

The Broadcast

On October 30th, 1938, three families living in rural Indiana are sheltering themselves from a particularly nasty winter storm. Gavin is ready to propose marriage to his longtime girlfriend Kim Shrader, but must ask her stern father for his blessing,…

TRON Betrayal

It is hard to believe that we’d be talking about TRON these days. The original film is one that is near and dear to my heart and when production on the sequel was announced, I was thrilled. Created as a…

Dragonball, Season 5

The saga of young Goku comes to a close in the final season of Dragonball. After successfully defeating King Piccolo, Goku is taken to recover at Korin’s tower. Once there, he is desperate to revive his friends who fell at…

Dragonball, Season 4

The action heats up as the Tenkaichi Tournament comes to a close, but before anyone can catch a breath, a great evil resurfaces on Earth and plots a deadly takeover! There are many things going on in the fourth season…

Highschool of the Dead vol. 2

The zombie apocalypse lumbers on in the second installment of Daisuke Sato’s Highschool of the Dead! After prescribing a violent remedy for Rei’s boyfriend’s infection, she and Takashi link up with other survivors and formulate a plan to escape Fujimi…

Highschool of the Dead vol. 1

Highschool of the Dead is the story of teenagers who find themselves thrust into danger after a global pandemic causes the dead to roam the earth, infecting those unfortunate to cross their shambling path. The drama unfolds not unlike Robert…

Master of Martial Hearts

Master of Martial Hearts is bad. Really, really bad. Not in a train wreck, “so bad its good” sort of way, but watching this series is akin to serving penance for past misdeeds. The thin plot involves Aya, a young…

Paranoia Agent

From the creative and mind bending imagination of Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika) comes this twisted thriller that dives deep into the psyche of troubled minds. Paranoia Agent is a series of episodes loosely connected by a plot about a…

Parker: The Hunter

Parker The Hunter

Have you ever experienced an art form that really resonated with you? That no matter how many times you look at it, you’re constantly entranced? That is what The Hunter was for me. Adapted by Darwyn Cooke from Richard Stark’s…