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…

Batman: War Games, Act 2–Tides

The all out gang warfare that Spoiler unwittingly instigated continues unabated. A kidnapping attempt by one of Gotham’s many rival gangs ends up with Darla Aquista, daughter of a mob boss and Tim’s girlfriend, dead and Batman on the local…

Batman: War Games, Act 3–Endgame

Gotham is in chaos and Batman’s involvement is making it that much worse. Spoiler’s ill conceived plan to get back into Batman’s good graces has resulted in all out gang warfare on the streets of Gotham. Batman finally recognizes the…