Fake, vol. 6

Like a ghoul out of a particularly grisly urban legend, a killer is haunting the streets of New York, stalking young girls until finally murdering them and chopping off their hand as souvenirs. The entire department is called in to…

Fake, vol. 7

Fake‘s final volume starts out with Dee and Ryo being dragged into an FBI witness protection case — their witness being an informant on the mob who also just happens to be the wife of Ryo’s parents’ killer. Neither partner…

Gravitation, vol. 1-2

By now you’ve probably heard something about shonen-ai, the manga genre that translates as “boys’ love”. Shonen-ai is usually written by women, for women; it involves beautiful boys experiencing some kind of love for a member of their own gender,…

Johnny Jihad

Johnny Jihad is a provocative and thoughtful look at the al Qaeda terrorist movement and role of American foreign policy in Middle Eastern politics. With crisp black and white illustrations Ryan Inzama tells the story of how a boy from…

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

This is technically neither a graphic novel, nor a part of the Sandman series. I’m including it here because it works within the Sandman universe, was written by Neil Gaiman, and has some of the most spectacular artwork I have…

Death: The High Cost of Living

Death is everyone’s favorite older sister. She’s sassy, pragmatic and brings real sartorial flair to the concept of the grim reaper. Every so often Death likes to take a day and spend it as a human, to keep in touch…