Classic Fantastic

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We here at No Flying No Tights know that comics and graphic novels have a long and rich history.  This column will be devoted to highlighting the older titles that we dub classics of the format.  There are so many…

Holy Terror

Holy Terror, the self-proclaimed “piece of propaganda” from comic-book-legend-turned-punchline Frank Miller, is a difficult work: difficult to like, difficult to look away from, difficult to assess. The story is laughably slight, the characters cardboard cut-outs of standard Miller tropes, and…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Here’s our weekly rundown of what’s making us enjoy this week in comics and library culture.  We’ve blatantly stolen the practice from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, something that definitely makes me happy every Friday. Eva I got a chance…

Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, vol. 1-2

    Cardcaptor Sakura tells the story of fourth grader Sakura. She has the task of re-collecting the scattered “Clow” cards, after discovering an old book in her dad’s library and awakening the book’s guardian Kero-chan. These cards contain and…

The Finder Library: Volume 1

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As a Finder, Jaeger is always searching for something: objects, people, answers. A wanderer by both inclination and necessity, he has nevertheless forged a few close, complicated relationships over the years and when chance allows or intuition compels, he retraces…

Castle Waiting, vol. 2

Within the walls of Brambly Hedge, lies a castle housing a group of misfits and outcasts. Their stories are familiar, borrowed from fairytales and nursery rhymes. In the first volume of Castle Waiting, Linda Medley introduced us to the castle…

The Surrogates, vol. 1-2

The year is 2054. Georgia has transformed into a sprawling metropolis and nearly everyone lives their life through a Surrogate: a fully-functional android that the user controls via virtual linkup from the safety and comfort of their own home. More…