Tenryu: The Dragon Cycle volume 1

Readers who pick up Tenryu: the Dragon Cycle will probably notice the words “from the creator of the hit manga FAKE!” emblazoned on its rather unfortunate cover, but anything more different from Sanami Matoh’s saga of policemen in love would…

Daisy Kutter: The Last Train

Daisy Kutter is a young, cute, blond ex-gunslinger/wild west villain in a world peopled by both humans and sentient robots.  She has recently retired to run a dry goods store, but misses her old life, feeling stifled in a small…

Batman: Broken City

Batman has always had an edge of melodrama, but Brian Azzarello has really taken that to heart. Batman spends the better part of this book wandering around Gotham solving the kidnapping and death of the young sister of a gangster…

Only the Ring Finger Knows

Only the Ringer Finger Knows, based on a prose novel, is one of the best titles for introducing the romantic subgenre of shonen-ai/yaoi (boy’s love) in any library. The story follows Wataru Fujii, an ordinary junior struggling through high school…

The Ring, vol. 1

The Ring is, at its heart, a traditional ghost story. Yes, it has been modernized somewhat–there literally is a ghost in the machine, in this case a television set–but it is traditional in that it relies on things like atmosphere,…