staff picks

My Neighbor Seki, vol. 1

My Neighbor Seki Volume 1

The beauty of the “slice of life” genre is that a multitude of content can be contained within a simple premise. If I tell you that Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are each about a small group of high school girls and their everyday routines,…

Sisters

sisters

Raina Telgemeier captures the gentle angst of tween sisterhood in her latest graphic novel, the aptly named Sisters. When young Raina realizes playing dolls would be more fun if she had someone to play with, she asks her parents for the…

JSA Omnibus, vol. 1

JSA Omnibus Volume One Cover

Justice Society of America Omnibus represents several things. For comics fans and historians, it represents the rebirth of the superhero team, both their original forms and the legacies they have passed down. For DC fans, it represents the early days…

Unico

Unico Cover

Unico fits perfectly among the Greek myths: the pet of Psyche kidnapped by a jealous Venus, sprightly Unico is transported to different times and places, only to be whisked away with his memory wiped after a few days’ time. At worst, Unico leaves his new friends…

Fatherland

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Fatherland is a chilling portrait—a month after reading it, I looked again at the ominous cover image of a smiling, clean-cut blond man, and felt a palpable sorrow. The man is the author’s father, a radical Serbian nationalist whose troubled…

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra Cover

The cover of this guide to linear algebra promises “Comics Inside!” Is there a chance that this math lesson could be fun? Shin Takahashi hopes so, at least. The author’s preface acts as an extended disclaimer, making the goals of the book clear to…

Best of Anime 2014

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Our final best of list finishes out the year! Here are NFNT’s top ten anime titles.  We’ve included both streaming titles and titles available on DVD. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you these seven lists,…

Best of Reprints 2014

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Our sixth best of list, arriving daily over this week, here are NFNT’s top ten reprinted  titles.  So many excellent titles go out of print for far too long, and we are delighted to have all of these available again…

Best of Adult Series 2014

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Our fifth best of list, arriving daily over this week, here are NFNT’s top ten adult series titles, highlighting the best continuing stories of the year.  If you don’t already have these series on your shelves, now is the time…