Tokyo Babylon, vol. 4

This volume is split into two tales. In the first, Subaru encounters a grief-stricken mother seeking revenge for her child’s murder. Certain he can help her by summoning the spirit of her lost daughter, Subaru raises her ghost to allow…

Tokyo Babylon, vol. 5

Events start hurtling toward violence and sadness with volume five. The first two shorter tales concentrate on how ignorance and being so wrapped up in your own world leaves you blind to other’s troubles. Subaru meets a kind older man…

Superman: Secret Identity

Superman and his multi-dimensional counterparts have a complicated history, and Kurt Busiek manages to explain most of it in his introduction, telling us that this book is the story of the Earth-Prime Superman, the one that exists on a world…

Land of the Blindfolded, vol. 1

In a world of people blind to everything but the present, high schooler Kanade is blessed (or cursed) with the ability to see the future. When she touches someone, she “sees” what will happen to them–an ability that gets her…

The Flash, vol. 2: Rogues

Even though the heroes are traditionally the center of many superhero comics, sometimes it’s the villains that end up stealing the show. Many writers enjoy demonstrating that villains, no matter how seemingly wicked or unfeeling, are more than just fodder…

Batman: A Death in the Family

For years Dick Grayson was the eternally youthful, fearless and wisecracking boy wonder Robin. Then he grew up and became the first leader of the Teen Titans and later a superhero in his own right, Nightwing. This left Batman without…