Crossroad, vol. 1

In a world of step-families, honorary siblings and friends who become family, the definition of the requisite components for a family unit is breaking down. With more and more families straining, shattering and then recombining, the children of these rotating…

Crossroad, vol. 2

On the first day of her junior year, Kajitsu attends a Life Instruction class where she meets Akai, substitute calligraphy teacher and part-time councilor.¬†Kajitsu finds Akai very attractive and as she opens up more and more to Akai, he warns…

Crossroad, vol. 3

While on their date, Kajitsu confesses to Akai that making memories with someone she knows is leaving is too painful for her and ending the date giving him a quick kiss on the cheek. ¬†Upon returning home, she tells Natsu…

Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh: The Manga came first. Then there was Azumanga Daioh: The Animation. Please note the helpful explanatory titles.This is not your typical manga and the anime is not your typical animation. Azumanga Daioh was published in short bursts. Think…

Robin/Batgirl: Fresh Blood

This trade follows directly after the events in War Games. I wasn’t the biggest fan of that series, and I think that Willingham took his characters in some dubious directions. I am, however, appreciating how he is playing out the…

Outsiders, vol. 3: Wanted

Arsenal lured Nightwing into his new merry band of superheroes by saying that it wouldn’t be like the Titans. He promised that they wouldn’t be a family, that it would be just a job. Unfortunately, Nightwing took him literally and…

Ex Machina, vol. 2: Tag

Mitchell Hundred, when he began his mayoral career, weathered a schoolkid blowing up snow plows, a politically correct art scandal, and questioning the loyalty of old friends. Of course, his life is not going to get any easier, but at…