Author Archive for Eva Volin

The Drops of God, vol. 1

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The adage that the Japanese have a manga for everything is, for the most part, true. If you can think of it, there’s probably a comic about it out there somewhere. Yes, even curling. Lucky for us, some of these…

Skullkickers, vol 1

Jim Zubkavich writes stories I shouldn’t like. I’m nowhere near to being his target audience. As a rule, I don’t play video games or laugh at jokes involving slapstick or bodily functions. I’m middle-aged. I’m female. I’m couth. And yet…

Swans in Space

I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers isn’t real. I’m sorry. But what if it was? What if the TV show was really a documentary and everything you saw on…

Into the Volcano

Here’s what you need to know about Don Wood’s graphic novel Into the Volcano: it’s really, really good. The action is really good, the adventure is really good, the characters are really good, and the ending is really good. There…

Kaput & Zösky

Kaput and Zösky are two aliens determined to rule the world. Any world. Sadly, they aren’t very good at their job. Even when the two intrepid destroyers do manage to take over a planet, something invariably goes wrong. Thirteen stories…

Time Guardian, vol. 1

What would you do if you could buy some time? With twelve more hours you could visit friends while still getting your homework done. An extra two hours and you could watch your favorite movie and still pick your mom…

School Rumble, vol. 1-3

Harima Kenji, loner, biker, and all-around juvenile delinquent, has a big crush on Tsukamoto Tenma. High school junior Tenma, cute, friendly, and dim, has an even bigger crush on Karasuma Oji. Oji is — well, he’s just odd. Plus, he’s…

Rose Hip Zero, vol. 1

You know how every hardboiled cop you’ve ever seen on television “doesn’t need no partner,” and “works alone”? Well, imagine how Officer Kyoji Kido feels when he finds out that not only does he have to take on a new…

Millennium Snow, vol. 1

Chiyuki, a seventeen-year old heart patient, has been hospitalized for what will probably be the last time, when she meets Toya, an eighteen-year old vampire who has sworn off drinking blood. It is during their eighteenth year that vampires generally…

Let Dai, vol. 1-4

The old adage, no good deed goes unpunished, holds true for Jaehee when he rescues a girl from being attacked by the Furies, a brutal street gang. Gang leader, Dai, takes an interest in Jaehee and, as their lives continue…

Kaze Hikaru, vol. 1-3

I have a weakness for stories about cross-dressers. There, I ve said it. Hana-Kimi? Check. Ouran High School Host Club? Check. Tenshi Ja Nai? Check. Love em all. Combine that with my love of historical romance and how could I…

Kamui, vol. 1

When Okikurumi, the sacred spirit, is stolen from Atsuma’s village, Atsuma travels to Eden in hope of returning it to its rightful home. Eden, the part of Tokyo that is left after two giant earthquakes cause much of Japan to…

The Cain Saga, vol. 1

Earl Cain Hargreaves is one strange duck. A member of the British aristocracy, this teen lives with his manservant, Riff, collects strange and rare poisons, and spends his off hours solving gruesome crimes, often perpetrated by people he knows or…

Angel Sanctuary, vol. 1

There has always been something odd about Setsuna Mudo. When he fights, the sight of blood makes him want to kill his opponent. His wounds always heal instantly. His mother hates him enough to divorce his father and move away,…

DVD, vol. 1

Deciding their house has too much yang (or masculine energy), punk rocker DD and pretty boy Venu figure the best way to find a woman to live with them is to leave a message attached to the tag of a…