Explorer: The Hidden Doors, vol. 3

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The latest Explorer anthology explores the concept of doors and what’s behind them in a series of shorts that are by turns humorous, fantastical, sad, and inspiring. Kazu Kibuishi opens the anthology with “Asteria Crane,” a mysterious story about a…

47 Ronin

47 Ronin

The tale of the 47 Ronin has been enshrined in the Japanese cultural canon and will forever be regarded as the principal exemplar of the definition of honor, dignity, and bushido. These 47 loyal retainers, who risked lives and livelihoods…

Spike: A Dark Place

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Spike. William the Bloody. Killer of Two Slayers, on-and-off lover of one. Master of a ship of sentient space bugs. In this volume, one of the most popular characters in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe has his own…

Zombillenium, vol. 2: Human Resources

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A mix of dark humor and inventive paranormal situations made the first volume of Zombillenium stand out. Author, illustrator, and translator, Arthur De Pins, is not afraid to explore the different ethical values of zombies, demons, and other varieties of…

World War Blue, vols. 1-4

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Consume is a continent at war. The Ninteldo empire has nearly crushed the smaller nation of Segua and other countries are scrabbling for territory. But the tide may soon be turning: a Seguan boy named Gear could change the fate of the war…