Let’s Judge Books by Their Covers

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We’re starting up a special feature intended to look at the visuals of comics. All too often the visual side of comics, including the skilled creators including colorists, inkers, letterers, editors, and designers, are overlooked in favor of the big…

Oh My Goddess! vol. 1-3

Boy dials wrong number, mistakenly orders a magical goddess. Wackiness ensues. When boiled right down that’s the plotline of Oh My Goddess! which has kept the series going for over twenty years. In the first three volumes we are introduced…

Ghost in the Shell (manga)

If you were into anime during the mid-1990s, chances are you know a thing or two about Masamune Shirow. Shirow’s most popular work was Ghost in the Shell, a manga series that asked the question, “In a world where hyper…

Stumptown, Vol. 1

Greg Rucka’s Stumptown opens with a woman getting shot on a the bank of a Portland river. The scene is in dark hues, with the would be killers lit up from the gun blast and the would be corpse falling…

Yo Gabba Gabba board books

For those unfamiliar with the Nick Jr. show, Yo Gabba Gabba is a manic blend of color, music and lessons geared toward the toddler set and their very cool parents. At its best, the show is a fun, silly, indie…

Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, vol. 1

It was, perhaps, inevitable that the trend of combining classical literature with monsters begun by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would eventually find its way into the worlds of graphic novels and fairy tales. This is the only logical reason…