Young Avengers, vol. 1: Sidekicks

A book that’s called Young Avengers, vol. 1: Sidekicks sounds like a book that is shamelessly trying to ride the coattails of the famous super team that faced menaces that no single hero could fight. These Young Avengers even had…

The Rabbi’s Cat

This book is comprised of three interlocking vignettes about a Jewish family in Algeria in the 1930s. The first vignette is about the cat gaining the ability to speak (by killing and eating the family parrot) and his subsequent attempt…

Maria’s Wedding

Frankie Pirelli’s cousin Maria is getting married, and the whole family’s coming to the wedding– including his gay brother Joseph (and his new husband), his homophobic aunt Giula, his drug-dealing cousin Mark, and his cousin Carla, who delights in nothing…

Gunslinger Girl, vol. 1

If you’ve been horribly injured, the Social Welfare Agency is here to help. They’ll use state-of-the-art cyborg prosthetics to get you on your feet again. In return, you’ll have to become a government assassin. In Gunslinger Girl, the Social Welfare…

Planetes, vol. 1

Hachimaki has dreamed of being an astronaut his whole life. Right now he’s working a grunt job as an orbital trash collector, circling the moon with his two partners Yuri and Fee to pick up the detritus of years of…

Made in Heaven: Kazemichi

Cyborgs are tricky things – they can either be soulless, menacing villains or mirrors of humanity struggling to reconcile a technologically driven program with a desire to mimic humanity. Used to discuss epic questions about souls and identity, people altered…

Fire Proves Iron: Grounded Stars

There are some interesting things happening in Fire Proves Iron. Created by the husband and wife team of Page and Michael Malbrough, there is only one volume of the comic available at the moment, but it was recently picked up…