Batman: No Man’s Land, vol. 4

Retaking Gotham City would be so much easier if it was just ordinary street thugs running the gangs. But this is Gotham, and Gotham never does anything the easy way. Penguin is running (and profiting wildly from) a free trade…

Batman: No Man’s Land, vol. 5

Lex Luthor has decided to show up in Gotham and defy the governmental ban on communications with the city. He’s pouring money, man power and infrastructure into the city, and nobody’s entirely sure why. Except, Batman has a pretty good…

Batgirl, vol. 1: Silent Running

Batgirl reminding Oracle of Batman is probably not a ringing endorsement for the state of Batgirl’s mental health. On the other hand, Batman is in awe of her fighting skills and she looks really good in a batsuit. Cassandra Cain,…

Batgirl, vol. 2: A Knight Alone

I continue to be in awe of the art. Damion Scott captures perfectly the essence of Batgirl’s physicality, and the way in which she uses movement and body language to communicate. In the last volume Cassandra inadvertently had her brain…

Batgirl, vol. 3: Death Wish

James Jean (also known for his work on Fables) has started doing cover art for Batgirl and I’m in love. His Batgirl is seductively powerful, and despite her background, oddly innocent. In Batgirl, vol. 2: A Knight Alone Batgirl made…

Wish

Introduction CLAMP, that group of 5 women masters of the manga format, are also some of the most prolific creators currently working in Japan. They tackle everything they do with intelligence and a great sense of drama, and happily, they…