Author Archive for Snow

My Heavenly Hockey Club, vol. 1

Hana Suzuki is a manga heroine I can relate to: she chose her high school purely because it was close enough that she could sleep later in the mornings. She thinks nothing of consuming a fridge full of cheesecakes in…

Lie to Me

While I applaud what Netcomics is trying to do with their Manhwa Novella Collection (showcase manhwa stories from prominent Korean comic authors/illustrators), I was disappointed by the first volume. Lee’s work is stilted and awkward, even though this book didn’t…

Kare First Love, vol. 1

“Guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”, right? But all you have to do is take of her glasses and then she’s one hot chick. Ugh. As a glasses wearer, I hate those kinds of stories. I think…

Can’t Lose You, vol. 1-2

Yooi Kang’s mother is dead and her father’s on the run because of his shady business practices, so she works hard just to support herself. Lida Yoo, a spoiled rich girl who has always gotten everything she wanted, finds that…

Black Cat, vol. 1-2

A former assassin has turned his back on killing for hire and now travels trying to bring justice to the people he meets. No, it’s not Rurouni Kenshin; it’s Black Cat! Though the back stories of both series are similar…

Beauty is the Beast, vol. 1-5

Eimi Yamashita’s parents relocate for work, so she decides to move into the girl’s dorm at her school. But living in the dorm is very different and she has to learn to deal with having a roommate, managing her money,…

Aishiteruze Baby, vol. 1

Being a parent is hard, especially when you’re seventeen! Kippei is a playa and is happy that way, but one small girl might be his undoing. When his cousin Yuzuyu is left with his family after her mother’s disappearance, Kippei’s…

Afterlife, vol. 1

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about what happens after death. There is no heaven; there is no hell; there isn’t even oblivion. There is only the Afterlife, a horrible wasteland of nothingness filled with every human being who ever lived.…

Time Guardian, vol. 1

High school student Miu Asahina has a hard time managing her time. She just never seems to have enough of it. When she stumbles upon a shop that loans time in exchange for memories, she is captivated by the store’s…

Ray, vol. 1

Ray is a mysterious surgeon with X-ray eyes. Born on a body farm and genetically engineer to be a source of donor organs, she barely remembers her childhood. Now she travels around performing surgeries no one else has the skill…

JLA: A League of One

In December of 1348, the last dragon of the Western world was finally defeated, driven back into her cavernous lair, and forgotten for almost 700 years–until a group of goblins in modern-day Switzerland stumbles onto her, waking the ferocious beast…

Wolverine: Enemy of the State, vol. 1

When an acquaintance from the past calls for help in locating his kidnapped son, Wolverine gets caught up in more than he bargained for. Captured, killed, resurrected, and brainwashed by the ninja clan the Hand, the original superweapon begins slashing…

Justice, vol. 1

Alex Ross’ art is so iconic that it is impossible to miss. Imagine my surprise when I picked up his newest work and found out that he didn’t actually draw it. Braithwaite, selected for his talent, but also for his…

Nightcrawler, vol. 1: The Devil Inside

“I’m becoming the X-Men’s unofficial expert on the supernatural.” Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler, is investigating what killed thirteen children in a locked hospital ward, pulping them from the inside out, but leaving one survivor behind. Is the boy a mutant?…

Babymouse, vol. 1-4

She’s cute, she’s sweet, she’s pink–she’s Babymouse. This every-mouse is a comic gem. Her story is the story of anyone who’s ever wished to be part of the popular crowd, who’s had to put up with a little brother, who’s…

Chocolat, vol. 1

Kum-ji is a huge fan of the boy band DDL, but because she became a fan late in the game, their fan club is already filled and there is no room for her. But she has a plan: she’ll join…

Wolverine, vol. 1: The Brotherhood

Hugh Jackman is a great actor, but one problem with his portrayal of Wolverine is that he doesn’t, and probably can’t, capture the pure animalistic rage which lies at Logan’s very core. Lucy Braddock can see that rage in her…