Justice, vol. 1

Alex Ross’ art is so iconic that it is impossible to miss. Imagine my surprise when I picked up his newest work and found out that he didn’t actually draw it. Braithwaite, selected for his talent, but also for his…

Stuck Rubber Baby

This is a civil rights story and a gay rights story focusing on a gay white teenager who grew up in the South in the 1960s. When Toland Polk gets out of high school, there’s a depression in the South,…

Nightcrawler, vol. 1: The Devil Inside

“I’m becoming the X-Men’s unofficial expert on the supernatural.” Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler, is investigating what killed thirteen children in a locked hospital ward, pulping them from the inside out, but leaving one survivor behind. Is the boy a mutant?…

Akira, vol. 1

“At 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1992, a new type of bomb exploded over the metropolitan area of Japan…. Nine hours later, World War III began.” So begins Katsushiro Otomo’s epic Akira series, which opens with a full color spread…

Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks

Something interesting is going on inside Gordon Yamamoto’s left nostril, something which could change his understanding of the world… if he was just smart enough to figure out what’s going on. Luckily for the Microids of the San Peligran Order…

Cafe Kichijouji de, vol. 1

Cafe Kichijouji is an ordinary neighborhood restaurant…except for the voodoo dolls in the kitchen, the sinister cat lurking in the shadows, and the sometimes violent squabbles of its five mismatched employees. Based on a radio show, this hilarious romp features…

BLAME!, vol. 1

Somewhere in the bowels of the earth the remnants of human society eke out a tenuous existence in the gloom of a post-post-apocalyptic world. Ages ago, humanity reached such heights of technical and industrial skill that their buildings and cities…