X-Kai, vol. 1

The hero of Asami Tohjoh’s moody crime drama X-Kai is a florist by day and an assassin by night. It may be an odd combination, but it does give our plant-loving protagonist a reason to mark his targets by bringing…

Three Days in Europe

Jack Pentura and Jill Boscombe’s relationship is on the rocks. Jack runs advertising for a music magazine. Jill is a curator at an art gallery. And while art and music goes well together, Jack and Jill’s jobs–and tastes–are very different.…

Infinite Crisis

There are two other comics that it’s important to read–or to at least know about–when reading Infinite Crisis. The first of those is Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s where all the alternate backgrounds and versions of characters–and even some characters…

The Tomb

This is a love story and a thriller wrapped up in one book: it’s the story of an Egyptian Archeologist and a newspaper reporter who went to explore the house of a dead egyptologist and ended up finding more than…

The Push Man and Other Stories

The Push Man collects sixteen short stories by the acclaimed Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Tatsumi is particularly renowned and recognized for his art style, which is “restrained, minimal, and stylized,” according to Adrian Tomine. No one has the big…

The Walking Man

Jiro Taniguchi’s The Walking Man is about a Japanese businessman who goes on walks around the city he lives in. That’s it for the plot of this book–it exists on that very simple premise. The book is divided into a…

Monokuro Kinderbook

Kinderbook collects a series of vignettes by Kan Takahama. A retiring gallery curator realizes that she’s in love with one of her artists. A young girl who’s unpopular at school finds someone to think that she’s special. A man makes…