Robin: Year One

Chuck Dixon is one with his inner Dick Grayson. This is a good thing, because the original Boy Wonder leaps off the page at you. He is a real, engaging and endearing character. He takes the bad guys down with…

Hikaru No Go, vol. 1

What’s a 6th grader to do when he’s suddenly cohabiting his own body with a master Go player from the Heian period (think early medieval Europe in the West)? Well, basically, he plays go. Go is a game similar to…

Garlands of Moonlight

All is not well on the tiny Malaysian island where our story takes place. Maybe something bad happened here long ago… or maybe the near future holds a dark fate for the villagers under the protection of Marsiti, the local…

Gravitation, vol. 3

Volume 2 of Maki Murakami’s soap opera/comedy Gravitation ended on an appropriately soap operatic note with the arrival of Eiri Yuki’s fiancee from an arranged marriage. How much of a rival will innocent country girl Ayaka be? How will she…

Gravitation, vol. 4

Volume four of this slapstick-meets-soap-opera series features events so dramatic even the author expresses surprise in one of her breezy side-notes. The major development? Taki, lead singer of our hero’s arch-rivals ASK, corners Shuichi in a subway station and (with…

Gravitation, vol. 5

After the trauma of the previous volume, Gravitation‘s fifth installment offers its characters a welcome respite. Shuichi, who has moved in with Yuki (whether Yuki likes it or not), is delighted and confused by his lover’s attentive behavior. Yuki has…