Mother, Come Home

Mother, Come Home is one of the most disturbing and emotionally devastating graphic novels I’ve read in a long while. In fact, ever. This novel revolves around a father and son, the narrator Thomas, struggling to regain their footing after…

Love as a Foreign Language, vol. 1

Fish out of water stories always make one sympathize with the hero, recognizing how frustrating, irritating, and occasionally exhilarating the risk of living in a new place can be. In this case, our hero is Joel, a Canadian in Korea…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 1

Ever wonder if there is a way to escape government regulation and red tape? Don’t waste your time – even after you’re dead the Ministry of Hades will see to it that your soul is sorted, catalogued, and properly assigned…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 2

It’s another Monday and another hangover for Asato Tsuzuki, Shinigami of the Hades Summons Department. Tsuzuki’s plan to keep a low profile until the effects of last night’s drunken revelry wear off is scuttled bright and early by his new…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 3

It’s 1997, an important moment in Chinese history as Hong Kong is scheduled to reunite with China. This political and administrative switchover naturally must take place in the realms of the dead as well as in the land of the…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 4

No matter how arduous their cases or stingy their salaries, even the employees of the Summons Department are entitled to a vacation. This year Hisoka, Tsuzuki, Chief Konoe, and the rest of the office will be wintering in Hokkaido, famed…

Descendants of Darkness, vol. 5

Tsuzuki just can’t keep from butting in where he’s not wanted, and this time it looks like his curiosity may have landed our dashing Shinigami in serious trouble. During an elegant tea in the mansion of the Count of Hades…