The Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

Comics are uniquely suited to tell nonfiction narratives in a way that can reach students who find textbooks dull and boring. It has been wonderful to see publishers like Zenith Press devote more resources towards historically accurate graphic novels like The…

Fear Agent Library, vol. 1

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Harken back, dear reader, to the days when rockets were cigar-shaped, space suits were skin-tight, and the aliens always had more limbs. Harken back to the days of ray guns and adventure, of utopias with corrupted hearts. Harken back to…

Psycho-Pass, Season 1: Premium Edition

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There is nothing about Psycho-Pass I can dislike. The series is a wonderful mash-up of my favorite science fiction properties, such as Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, and Judge Dredd. Psycho-Pass proudly wears its influences on its sleeve—for instance,…

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

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The cover of this guide to linear algebra promises “Comics Inside!” Is there a chance that this math lesson could be fun? Shin Takahashi hopes so, at least. The author’s preface acts as an extended disclaimer, making the goals of the book clear to…

Barbarian Lord

Barbarian Lord

Like any traditional saga, Barbarian Lord concerns a feud, legal issues, and a journey that leads to the resolution of the conflict, filled with stalwart characters and brave deeds. The Barbarian Lord in question is introduced by two ravens that serve as our narrators and…

Phantom Thief Jeanne, vol. 1

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Maron Kusakabe is an average Japanese teenager who just happens to live a double life as a Magical Girl. Approached by a minor angel named Finn Fish, Maron discovers that she is the reincarnation of Jeanne D’Arc (a.k.a. Joan of…