Boys Over Flowers, vols. 1-2

Tsukushi Makino has arrived at Eitoku Academy, the prestigious hothouse where the flowers of society (the children of the super-rich) are nurtured. Or so her parents believe. Eitoku is more like a jungle where predators rule. The F4, Eitoku’s four…

Fables, vol. 2: Animal Farm

In the first volume of this Eisner-nominated series, we learned that our beloved fairy-tale characters had been driven from their magical lands by the Adversary and forced to take refuge in the mundane world- Manhattan, to be exact. Those who…

Invincible, vol. 1: Family Matters

In this era of violent superhero tales, in which we’re led to question the nature and heroics of superheroes themselves, I every once in a while long for a story where the good guys are good (though still human) and…

The Victorian, Acts 1-2

The Victorian is a story told backwards, which is appropriate for a saga about time travel, voodoo, occult science, and a mystery that none of the principal characters fully comprehend. Winston Fitzrandolph, a professor of Victorian history with a past…

The Sandman

Introduction Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is one of the classics of the comics world. Much like an English major confessing that they’ve never read Shakespeare, when you tell people you haven’t read Sandman they give you horrified looks and instantly…