Batgirl, vol. 1: Silent Running

Batgirl reminding Oracle of Batman is probably not a ringing endorsement for the state of Batgirl’s mental health. On the other hand, Batman is in awe of her fighting skills and she looks really good in a batsuit. Cassandra Cain,…

Batgirl, vol. 2: A Knight Alone

I continue to be in awe of the art. Damion Scott captures perfectly the essence of Batgirl’s physicality, and the way in which she uses movement and body language to communicate. In the last volume Cassandra inadvertently had her brain…

Batgirl, vol. 3: Death Wish

James Jean (also known for his work on Fables) has started doing cover art for Batgirl and I’m in love. His Batgirl is seductively powerful, and despite her background, oddly innocent. In Batgirl, vol. 2: A Knight Alone Batgirl made…

Wish

Introduction CLAMP, that group of 5 women masters of the manga format, are also some of the most prolific creators currently working in Japan. They tackle everything they do with intelligence and a great sense of drama, and happily, they…

Wish, vol. 1

An angel, Kohaku, is rescued from being tangled in a tree by an unsuspecting but chivalrous doctor, Shuichiro. Once freed, Kohaku proclaims that Shuichiro can have a wish granted for lending her aid. Unfortunately, Shuichiro cannot think of a single…

Wish, vol. 2

All of the introductions of Volume 1 out of the way, the story starts to really take off in Volume 2. Shuichiro, his usual calm slowly unsettled by his numerous heavenly and hellish houseguests, is attempting to figure out a…