action and adventure

Until Death Do Us Part, vol. 2

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As the second volume of Until Death Do Us Part opens, blind swordsman/ex-criminal Mamoru and his allies in the Element Network have successfully protected tween psychic Haruka from her would-be kidnappers. However, the vigilantes have little time to rest on their…

Spera, vol. 3

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Did you ever play a game where you would pass a story around and each person had to add a piece to the story? Now imagine that one person wrote the whole story, but each person who got it had…

Kingdom Hearts II, vol. 1

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In 2002, Disney and video game publisher Square Enix teamed up to create a fanfiction writer’s dream. Kingdom Hearts introduced Sora, a boy swept up in an adventure across different worlds occupied by characters from Disney animated films and Final…

Batman: The TV Stories

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The campy action of Adam West’s 1960s portrayal of Batman has been coming back in great leaps and bounds over the past year. It is now being referred to “Batman ’66” and fever is high. The release of the first…

Attack on Titan, vol. 1

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Attack on Titan and the film adaptation of Starship Troopers share quite a few similarities. Both tell the story of young men driven by revenge against an enemy responsible for killing their families and besieging the human race. While Johnnie…

Shugo Chara, vols. 1-9

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Story Amu is an unintentionally popular girl who wants to change who she is. One night, she wishes to be her true self, had she not been so popular. The next morning, she wakes up to find in her bed…

07-Ghost, vol. 1

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Fifteen-year-old Teito may be a skilled fighter, but he’s never had much of a chance to fit in at the Barsburg Empire Military Academy. It’s not just because he’s short and kind of antisocial; Teito was a combat slave when…

The Return of King Doug

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The magical land of Valdonia is in dire straits. An army of darkness has assembled under the command of a foul sorceress-queen. Her goal is to steal the kingdom’s prized jewel, an artifact of great magical power known as The…

Uglies, vol. 2: Cutters

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Like everyone else, Shay has been an Ugly—a teenager full of imperfections, but not old enough for the surgery that everyone gets at sixteen to turn them into perfect Pretties. Shay didn’t want that surgery, so she ran away to…

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

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Dan Johnson has adequately adapted Rudyard Kipling’s original text in his reworking of various stories about Mowgli from The Jungle Book (1894) and The Second Jungle Book (1895). The dialogue and caption entries are sometimes text heavy and archaic for…

Daniel X: the Manga, vol. 1

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Daniel X is an unusual fifteen-year-old. Since his parents were murdered by a vicious alien when Daniel was three, he has lived by himself—sort of. Daniel has the ability to manipulate matter, which he uses to create independently-operating manifestations of…

Clockwork Watch: the Arrival

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Before we even get to the review, you need to know that Clockwork Watch: The Arrival is the first part in a planned multi-media interactive series. It has its own website that keeps you current as to the happenings in…