Gravitation, vol. 1-2

By now you’ve probably heard something about shonen-ai, the manga genre that translates as “boys’ love”. Shonen-ai is usually written by women, for women; it involves beautiful boys experiencing some kind of love for a member of their own gender,…

Johnny Jihad

Johnny Jihad is a provocative and thoughtful look at the al Qaeda terrorist movement and role of American foreign policy in Middle Eastern politics. With crisp black and white illustrations Ryan Inzama tells the story of how a boy from…

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

This is technically neither a graphic novel, nor a part of the Sandman series. I’m including it here because it works within the Sandman universe, was written by Neil Gaiman, and has some of the most spectacular artwork I have…

Death: The High Cost of Living

Death is everyone’s favorite older sister. She’s sassy, pragmatic and brings real sartorial flair to the concept of the grim reaper. Every so often Death likes to take a day and spend it as a human, to keep in touch…

Death: The Time of Your Life

This is the second volume that Gaiman wrote about Dream’s older sister, Death. Unlike Death: The High Cost of Living this book isn’t so much about Death as it is about death and the choices we make while we’re alive.…

Please Save My Earth, vol. 1

Alice’s family has just moved to Tokyo, taking Alice away from the countryside she loves. It’s not just that she misses the trees and flowers; Alice has an unusual relationship with nature. Plants respond to her, almost as if she…