staff picks

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

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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…

Best of Adult 2014

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Our fourth best of list, arriving daily over this week, here are NFNT’s top ten adult stand alone and newly launched titles, highlighting the best stories of the year. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you…

Best of Teen Series 2014

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

Best of Teen 2014

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Our second best of list, arriving daily over the next week, here are NFNT’s top ten teen stand alone titles and new launches. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you these seven lists, which include: Best…

Best of Kids 2014

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Starting off our seven best of lists, arriving daily over the next week, here are NFNT’s top ten kids series and stand alone titles. All of NFNT’s staff brainstormed, argued, and voted to bring you these seven lists, which include:…

Journalism

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In his introduction to Journalism, comics-journalist Joe Sacco makes it clear that while objectivity might be the “Holy of Holies” in American journalism, the medium of comics is, by nature, a subjective form. While he may be able to capture…

Bird and Squirrrel on Ice

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Bird and Squirrel, those epic cartoon travelers, have returned. In their last adventure, the enthusiastic Bird convinced neurotic, timid Squirrel to accompany him on his journey south. After many detours, adventures, and near-death escapades, they finally reached their goal…but not…

The Great American Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl was a time in American history when conditions on the plains got so bad that some people thought it was the apocalypse. Over-farming, deforestation, and drought created dust storms of magnificent proportions that took over the Great…

This One Summer

This One Summer

Rose is just an ordinary girl with an average life and regular parents. Every year, her family travels to Awago Beach for a summer filled with sun and surf, accompanied by her younger friend, Windy. But this year, everything feels different, including Rose herself. She’s begun to notice things she hasn’t seen…

Stitches: A Memoir

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In Stitches, artist and illustrator David Small tells the story of his early life. Given his whimsical children’s book illustrations, one would expect his childhood to have been similarly idyllic. Unfortunately, this was not the case. His family was dominated…

Trigun: Multiple Bullets

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Trigun is perhaps one of the most popular anime series among Western audiences. Set on the hostile planet of Gunsmoke, this sci-fi western focuses on the exploits of Vash the Stampede: a gunfighter who has embraced a life of nonviolent heroism after a case of…

Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-5

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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z is as popular now as it was in 1986, and I’d like to think FUNimation’s numerous rereleases have something to do with its continued success. From the early Pioneer dubs to the truncated Dragon Ball Z…