Author Archive for Richie Graham

Ranma 1/2: 2-in-1 Edition, vol. 1

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Though Ranma ½ ended in 1996, VIZ Media has rereleased the landmark manga with cleaner artwork, a revamped script, and the original right-to-left reading format. A higher quality printing with crisp, bright pages will appeal to both existing fans and…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Books 4-6

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The continued popularity and cross-media saturation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has involved a bit of unappealing revisionism, but few can quibble with IDW Publishing’s reimagined series. Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo are still a loveable bunch with individual…

Toys in the Basement

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Stéphane Blanquet’s book may seem at first another “toys come alive” tale, but the immediate weirdness of his intricate artwork should signal that we have left conventionality behind, much like those busted toys of our youth. This ain’t Toy Story,…

Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

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Including one of the most famous opening lines in English literature, a compelling story of love and society complete with a host of vivid characters, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is mandatory school reading and graces bookshelves worldwide. Yet, many cannot endure…

Tintin: The Art of Hergé

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Abrams has a long history as one of the best art book publishers in the country. Their ComicArts endeavor continues the tradition of excellence with many stunning reprints of obscure collections (the Horror! the Horror!) as well as original graphic…

Mouse Guard, vol. 3: The Black Axe

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Mouse Guard, vol. 3:The Black Axe gathers David Petersen’s well-written and superbly illustrated, six-part limited series of the same name, reprints the “Free Comic Book Day” story as a prologue, includes a twenty-two page section of maps, and starts things…