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Starve, vol. 1

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Starve reminds me of a Shakespearean tragedy: the good guys are also the bad guys, and the worst guys have the best lines.The cover features a jowly man with a wide face and deep-set eyes holding the flat end of a…

Divinity, vol. 1

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Abram Adams, the black, adopted, Russian, communist cosmonaut protagonist of Divinity, was one of the most interesting character debuts of 2015. An excellent student and soldier raised during the Cold War, he was chosen for a mission to the edge…

Princeless, vol. 4: Be Yourself

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Adrienne, Bedelia, and Sparky continue their quest to save Adrienne’s sisters in the newest volume of Princeless. The next princess on their list is Adrienne’s middle sister Angoisse. To find her they must travel to a tower located in the middle of…

Sunny Side Up

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The Holm siblings, particularly well known in the children’s book world as creators of the Babymouse and Squish series, take a step forward into a more sensitive topic in their latest book, Sunny Side Up. When a family secret forces…

Tokyo Ghoul, vol. 3

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol.3

Investigator Ippei Kusaba and Hiname Fueguchi’s mother have both been violently murdered for crimes they did not commit. Ghouls and humans alike must now cope with their losses while continuing their neverending fight for survival. Already nearing the point of no return, ghoul Touka…

Material, Vol. 1

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The first thing you should know about Material is that, as a running series, it was cancelled. As of the time in which this review was written, there is no planned continuation or sequel in sight. Hopefully, reading the volume…

Big Nate: Welcome to my World

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Lincoln Pierce knows how to draw bad hair. Big Nate: Welcome to My World is a serialized anthology of the Big Nate weekly strips that originally ran between May and October of 2011. Presenting a series of self-contained four-panel strips…

Photobooth: A Biography

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How many of us remember the photo booths that dotted the urban landscape of the fairly recent past? How many of us think about them with nostalgia, sometimes remembering group photographs sprinkled with laughter, grotesque facial expressions, or memories of…