Barack Hussein Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama starts out as an unassuming, slightly offbeat, four-panel comic wherein our great nation’s leader, Barack, goes about his business. It looks like it has been hastily scribbled with whatever pen was on hand into a small Moleskine…

I Was The Cat

I Was The Cat

Allison Breaking, intrepid girl reporter (a cliché, but we will accept it for the sake of the originality of the rest of the story), runs a website called Breaking News (puns we never have to forgive, because puns are awesome).…

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Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang: Black Rose Alice Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421571607) Robin: I just realized that Black Rose Alice is by Setona Mizushiro, a long time favorite creator of mine — she did…

Superman Family Adventures, vols. 1 & 2

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For all those librarians and parents who breathed a sigh of relief when Ralph Cosentino came out with the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman picture books because there was finally something to offer three-year-olds desperate for superhero books, Eisner winner…

The Heart of Thomas

Heart of Thomas

Moto Hagio helped define the Boys’ Love genre back in the 1970s as one of the “Showa 24,” female mangaka who told the kinds of stories they wanted to read and, in doing so, jump-started shojo publishing. This epic tale,…

Mayo Chiki! vol. 1

Mayo Chiki! Volume 1

Sakamachi Kinjiro, aka Jiro, is a boy with problems. First he walks in on Konoe Subaru, the coolest boy in school, in the bathroom. As if that weren’t embarrassing enough, in doing so he discovers that Konoe is a pervert…

The Man of Tango

Man of Tango, The

In a Buenos Aires coffee house, Spanish-born tango aficionado Angie speaks with an old flame about his latest breakup. He confesses that he feels emotionally detached from his partners, whether he is on the dance floor or in bed, and…