Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, vol. 8

Fresh from the complex and emotional conflict from the land of Ono where for the first time our band of travelers did not succeed in collecting the Princess Sakura‚Äôs memory feather, this installment starts off relieving the tension by allowing…

Astonishing X-Men, vol. 1: Gifted

Step right up folks, get your nice fresh crack right here, hot off the presses–Joss Whedon is writing X-Men! Let me repeat that, Joss Whedon is writing X-Men. Okay, for the non-Joss Whedon-is-a-god market, Astonishing X-Men is a Kitty Pryde-centric…

Tom Strong, Book Two

The second Tom Strong book doesn’t follow Book 1 chronologically but instead explores various plot threads that are only hinted at in the previous volume. In one episode a young Dhalua waits on Attabar Teru dreaming of Tom until she…

Cheeky Angel, vol. 1

In elementary school Megumi Amatsuka was a young hoodlum whose only ambition was to become “the manliest man on earth.” When he ran afoul of a sorcerer and relied on his martial arts skills to get him out of a…

Tom Strong, Book One

Sometime in the early years of the 20th century inventor Sinclair Strong and his wife Susan land on the island of Attabar Teru. The Strongs have come to the island to bring up their son Tomas as the perfect human…

How Loathsome

“We were beautiful monsters, the kind this city thrives on, allows to flourish, and greedily destroys. Alone we felt like outcast aliens. Together we were perfect: too unusual and awful for anyone else.” So begins Ted Naifeh’s strange and haunting…

Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds

Sigh. I like Birds of Prey. I like the female-centric story lines and the DC Universe’s women coming together to make a formidable crime solving/fighting team. It’s just that I find it hard to believe that women who are as…