Author Archive for Emma Weiler

Tegami Bachi, vol. 7

My first piece of advice is to read this series! My second piece of advice is to start with volume one. I started with this volume (#7) and definitely felt a little behind in the story. Lag and Zazie are…

Moby Dick

Moby Dick by Herman Melville is a classic in western literature. At over 900 pages long it is also a large commitment to take on. Campfire Graphics has condensed this to a mere 88 richly illustrated pages. And done quite…

Dawn Land

“When the Owner-Creator made the world, he made the mountains, the trees, and the animal people. Something was missing. The Earth was not complete. He decided it was time to make the human beings. He looked around for something to…

RIP, M.D.

Ripley I. Plimpt is your average eleven-year-old kid who loves monster movies. He doesn’t just love them, he is an expert. He’s watched them all. “From Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Weine in 1920, right up to…

Che Guevara: A Manga Biography

In 1952, Che Guevara was forever changed after he took a motorcycle trip around South America. Born in Argentina in 1928, the oldest of five children, he had an unremarkable childhood. He was plagued with asthma, something he would struggle…

The Prisoner of Zenda

Rudolf Rassendyll, brother of Lord Burlesdon, is classic Brittish nobility — he can ride, hunt, sword fight, and be polite to monarchs. He also has a bit of a questionable past. There is a story told in the family that,…

Star Trek Countdown

This graphic novel was released as a prequel to Star Trek (the 2009 movie remake) to explain the back story of how all the Star Trek characters we love and know are now re-booted in a different time line. Nero…

Marvel Origins Series

This series is designed as an introduction to the Marvel universe for the grade school set. Here we read about the back-stories of different Marvel superheroes: Thor, Captain America, Spiderman, X-Men. Each book is written in a very straightforward way,…

Black Butler, vol. 1-4

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Black Butler opens by introducing young Ciel Phantomhive, the head of the Phantomhive family and of the Funtom toy and candy corporation, and his butler Sebastian Michaelis. Sebastian is a butler above par. There seems to be nothing he can’t…