fantasy

The Angel of Elhamburg

The Angel of Elhamburg

There’s something undeniably satisfying about holding a well-crafted hardcover book in your hands, and Yen Press’s release of Aki’s one-shot The Angel of Elhamburg is easily the most well-crafted manga I have ever seen. When I unwrapped this volume and…

The Wolf Gift

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Ashley Marie Witter is no stranger to the challenges of adapting the work of novelist Anne Rice. In 2012, she wrote and illustrated Claudia’s Story, a graphic retelling of Rice’s classic Interview with the Vampire told through the perspective of…

Thermae Romae, vol. 3

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Lucius Modestus Quintus, the time-traveling Roman architect, continues to research Japanese bathing culture with Satsuki’s help. Ito’s traditional bath houses are beginning to struggle to keep up with the times and Lucius is indignant that, thousands of years in the…

Tokyo Ghoul, vol. 2

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2

Tokyo Ghoul, originally published as a serial in the manga magazine Weekly Young Jump, follows college student Ken Kaneki as he attempts to survive in a world overrun by ghouls who look and act like humans, but kill and eat…

Karneval, vol. 1

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Things are not going well for Nai. Karoku, his only family, has disappeared, and without him, Nai has no idea what to do. Around twelve years old but remarkably naïve and ignorant for his age, Nai’s only goal is to see Karoku again.…

Adventure Time, vol. 5

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“Trouble’s just an adventure you haven’t finished yet.” -Jake the Dog From the first collection, KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time comics have captured the spirit of the show—its look, humor, life lessons and…adventurousness, for lack of a better word—and used the comic…

Enchanted

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Brooke is having a rather bad time of it at her new school. She’s been dubbed a dork by her classmates. Her poor sense of direction leaves her unable to get to school or go home without a guide. And…

Akame ga Kill!, vol. 1

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Tatsumi is a young man with excellent combat skills who wishes to save his poverty-stricken hometown, so he seeks his fortune by joining the Capitol military force. Originally accompanied by his two childhood friends, Tatsumi finds himself separated from the…

Time Killers

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  The title Time Killers—placed on a wraparound cover with a vast cast of characters and featuring a kimono, ninja knife, katana, school uniform, cape and goggles, UFOs, first aid box, and even Native Americans on horseback—screams time travel. Sure, the subtitle says, “short story…

Finder: Third World

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Jaeger, the titular Finder of Carla Speed McNeil’s intricate creations, has a full, colorful book to himself in this installment. The color is a first and it is gorgeous, adding to the reality of McNeil’s world. The reader no longer…

Pandora Hearts: Odds and Ends

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Rejoice Pandora Hearts fans! The manga’s writer/illustrator, Jun Mochizuki, now has an art book that spotlights Pandora Hearts, as well as her lesser known one-shot manga, Crimson-Shell. Pandora Hearts: Odds and Ends features over one hundred pages of full-color images,…

Log Horizon, vol. 1

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Shiroe has a high-level character in the popular MMORPG Elder Tales, but when the twelfth expansion pack comes out, something goes wrong. Thirty thousand players all over Japan are suddenly stuck in the bodies of their characters in the online world of Elder…