Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, vol. 1

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Let’s get something straight right away: unlike the original video games, Resident Evil is not scary in comics form. It may be bloody and tense, but if it weren’t for the tropes it uses, I wouldn’t call it horror. In The Marhawa Desire, readers will find a cheesy…

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…

The Princess and the Pony

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Kate Beaton’s The Princess and the Pony is, intriguingly, not told via the sequential art form that makes her so well-known for her irreverent web comic, Hark! A Vagrant. Despite this, the picture book is clearly recognizable as Beaton’s work…

Arpeggio of Blue Steel, vols. 1-2

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Seventeen years ago, strange, ghostly ships and submarines appeared all over the world, quickly decimating the navies of every country on Earth. Dubbed the Fleet of Fog, these ships are nearly indestructible. They rule the waves, shooting down aircraft and…

Fragments of Horror

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Japanese horror films have long been popular in the States; remakes of movies like The Ring and The Grudge have led people to seek out their scarier Japanese counterparts, while fans claw and cringe for ultra-violence like The Audition and Battle…

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…

Monster, vol. 1: The Perfect Edition

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To read Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is to guess at life-or-death motivations. A young, gifted Dr. Tenma chooses to defy his boss’s orders and operate on a child instead of the mayor of the city. The child lives and the mayor dies.…