Author Archive for Nic Wilcox

Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, vol. 1

Cinnamoroll is a cute, good-natured puppy with a very unusual background. His mother is the sky, his father is the sun, and all of his brothers and sisters are clouds – chatty, mischievous clouds who can’t understand why Cinnamoroll doesn’t…

Dawn of the Arcana, vol. 2

Princess Nakaba is confused. (This is a major plotline of this volume.) Prince Caesar, her husband by a marriage of politics, has gone from cruel to seemingly kind. Her attendant Loki doesn’t care – he wants Caesar dead for what…

Opera Manga

This book, created by Vancouver Opera, contains short retellings of fourteen operas in comic form. A note at the beginning explains that these comics were originally printed in Japanese and put out in Japanese newspapers to promote the opera to…

Dawn of the Arcana, vol. 1

I find this volume intriguing, both in the sense of, “I would like to know more about these characters and this fantasy world!” and in the sense of, “Ooh, palace intrigue!” The kingdoms of Senan and Belquat, crowded together on…

Laon, vol. 1-6

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Laon is a gumiho – a mischievous nine-tailed fox spirit of extremely ambiguous gender. (If, like me, you’re more familiar with Japanese than Korean mythology, think kitsune.) After Laon loses a bet to powerful Queen Mago, the gumiho is stripped…

Pokémon: Black and White, vol. 1-2

Young Pokémon trainer Black has always had one dream: to win the Pokémon League Championship. To even compete, though, a trainer must collect badges by defeating the leaders of Pokémon gyms scattered all over the region. Black is just a…

Olive Peril

What do you do when your soap-tycoon mother leaves you a fortune, but her evil lawyer wants to steal it by forcing you to marry him? (Who hasn’t had to ponder that question?) Well, if you’re Olive Peril, you run…

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

In the distant past, legendary Pokémon Arceus was betrayed and nearly killed by a human it trusted. Now, after a long time healing itself in isolation, Arceus returns. Its reappearance blurs the borders between several dimensions, causing dangerous conflict between…

Creature Tech

Michael Ong once planned to become a pastor like his father, but then went into the hard sciences instead. Having earned a doctorate and a Nobel prize (“for science”!) before age twenty, Michael is sinning it up in L.A. when…

Pandora Hearts, vol. 2

Now that he and Alice have joined forces with the organization Pandora, Oz Vessalius is back to his usual bouncy self. After all, Pandora knows a lot about the Abyss. Maybe the three operatives they’ve met – beautiful Lady Sharon,…

Pandora Hearts, vol. 1

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Fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius, son of a duke, is about to have his coming-of-age ceremony, but it’s not going to go as planned. At the out-of-the-way mansion where the ceremony is to take place, Oz goes exploring with his sister Ada…

It Takes a Wizard

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Three years ago, a magical catastrophe killed 200,000 people and turned Manhattan into a hostile magical wasteland. One of those responsible, young magician Isaac Silverberg, was captured. The other, calling himself the Midnight King, rules the monstrous inhabitants of the…

Lackadaisy, vol. 1

This funny, action-packed graphic novel chronicles the adventures of the operators of a struggling speakeasy in 1927 St. Louis – or rather, a 1927 St. Louis where all the people are cats. Rocky is a young fiddler, a new addition…

Blue Exorcist, vol. 1

Fifteen-year-old Rin Okumura means well, but he can’t seem to do anything right. While his twin brother Yukio has earned a scholarship to the prestigious True Cross high school, Rin gets into fights. Father Fujimoto, who raised the brothers, pushes…

Camilla d’Errico’s Burn

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When the powerful mecha known as Sentients turn against their human creators, the result is a horrific battle that consumes city after city. Many lie dead, but a boy named Burn survives: a Sentient called Shoftiel has deemed the body…

The Clockwork Girl

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Wolfboy Romeo, meet clockwork Juliet. I’m sure you’ll get along great. Glibness aside, this is one of the most enjoyable takes on the classic tragedy I’ve ever read – due in part to the clever reworking of some of the…