Tag Archive for Dark Horse Comics

Manara Library, Volume 1

Manara Library Volume 1

I picked up the first volume of Dark Horse’s new Manara Library because the cover caught my eye (I’m generally fond of books in which swashbuckling young men share lingering kisses with pretty young women). The dust jacket blurb informed…

The Last Dragon

Jane Yolen is a hugely popular and prolific author of fiction for kids and young adults. She’s won a Caldecott, a couple Nebulas, and a slew of other awards. Given her talent and stature, I was pretty surprised to read…

Brody’s Ghost, vol. 1-2

Brody is a deadbeat loser, whose hygiene leaves much to be desired and playing his guitar on the streets gives him barely enough money to eat. All that changes when he meets Talia, a ghost that needs him to help…

Drifters, vol. 1

Drifters vol 1

One minute, Shimazu Toyohisa is battling for his lord and his life on the bloody field of Sekigahara. The next, he finds himself standing in a narrow hallway before a bespectacled suit at a desk who abruptly shuttles the confused…

Gate 7, vol. 1

When Tokyo high-schooler and history fanatic Chikahito Takamoto’s long-awaited visit to the ancient city of Kyoto takes a turn for the bizarre, he’s understandably thrown for a loop. In a single step, the venerable shrine grounds vanish, replaced with a…

Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, vol. 1-2

Cardcaptor Sakura tells the story of fourth grader Sakura. She has the task of re-collecting the scattered “Clow” cards, after discovering an old book in her dad’s library and awakening the book’s guardian Kero-chan. These cards contain and control dangerous…

The Finder Library: Volume 1

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As a Finder, Jaeger is always searching for something: objects, people, answers. A wanderer by both inclination and necessity, he has nevertheless forged a few close, complicated relationships over the years and when chance allows or intuition compels, he retraces…

Oh My Goddess! vol. 1-3

Boy dials wrong number, mistakenly orders a magical goddess. Wackiness ensues. When boiled right down that’s the plotline of Oh My Goddess! which has kept the series going for over twenty years. In the first three volumes we are introduced…

Ghost in the Shell (manga)

If you were into anime during the mid-1990s, chances are you know a thing or two about Masamune Shirow. Shirow’s most popular work was Ghost in the Shell, a manga series that asked the question, “In a world where hyper…

Age of Reptiles Omnibus, Vol. 1

Dinosaurs have such a hold on our imaginations that even now, millions of years after their disappearance, we still write books about them, make movies about them, study them, look for clues to their lives and their deaths. As any…

Bride of the Water God, vol. 1-5

A village desperate to break a drought decides to sacrifice a beautiful maiden, Soah, to Habaek the Water God. Soah goes to her death expecting to meet a monster, but not only does Habaek save her life, he is only…

Akira, vol. 1

“At 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1992, a new type of bomb exploded over the metropolitan area of Japan…. Nine hours later, World War III began.” So begins Katsushiro Otomo’s epic Akira series, which opens with a full color spread…