Tag Archive for DC Comics

Batman: The Long Halloween

The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale is an unbelievably great graphic novel that continues the story that was started in Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s classic Batman: Year One. Set over a year’s time, focusing on holidays,…

Deka Kyoshi, vol. 1

Police detective Toyama has been given a tough new undercover assignment: teaching a fifth-grade class! Their teacher was killed under mysterious circumstances and the police believe that the students are in danger as well. Toyama soon discovers that one boy,…

Land of the Blindfolded, vol. 1-9

Kanade can sometimes see a person’s future when she touches them. It’s not always a fun power, but she’s learned to live with it. Her world is tossed upside down, though, when two new students appear at her school. Namiki…

Time Guardian, vol. 1

What would you do if you could buy some time? With twelve more hours you could visit friends while still getting your homework done. An extra two hours and you could watch your favorite movie and still pick your mom…

Pride of Baghdad

Amidst the horror of war a group of lions escape the zoo, in this “inspired by true events” story, and reflect the deeper meaning of the War on Terror in Iraq while trying to get to safety. At the start…

Oyayubihime Infinity, vol. 1-2

Kanoko and her beautiful sister Mayu have two things in common–the butterfly birthmark on their thumbs and the career of up-and-coming young actress, Maya–who is really Mayu, managed by Kanoko. When her school’s most popular boy, Tsubame, notices Kanoko’s birthmark,…

Apothecarius Argentum, vol. 1

“I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder…” Pardon, movie flashback. While the new court apothecary is about as dreamy as the Man in Black, and this series involves a princess and a fair dose…

Emma, vol. 1

Emma is a demure lady’s maid with a story that is all too familiar in Victorian London. Without any family of her own, Emma was raised by her mistress, an aging widow with a sharp tongue and a sly sense…

Infinite Crisis

There are two other comics that it’s important to read–or to at least know about–when reading Infinite Crisis. The first of those is Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s where all the alternate backgrounds and versions of characters–and even some characters…

JLA: A League of One

In December of 1348, the last dragon of the Western world was finally defeated, driven back into her cavernous lair, and forgotten for almost 700 years–until a group of goblins in modern-day Switzerland stumbles onto her, waking the ferocious beast…

Identity Crisis

Someone is after the superheroes. But it’s not the superheroes who are being killed–it’s their family and friends. When the superheroes band together to find out who’s responsible for these crimes, they discover mysteries in their own past . .…

Justice, vol. 1

Alex Ross’ art is so iconic that it is impossible to miss. Imagine my surprise when I picked up his newest work and found out that he didn’t actually draw it. Braithwaite, selected for his talent, but also for his…

Stuck Rubber Baby

This is a civil rights story and a gay rights story focusing on a gay white teenager who grew up in the South in the 1960s. When Toland Polk gets out of high school, there’s a depression in the South,…

Top 10: The Forty-Niners

Top 10: The Forty-Niners is the prequel to Alan Moore’s previous two Top 10 books. This book is set at the time when Neopolis is just being established, and people are just getting used to the presence of science-heroes, robots,…

A Recipe for Gertrude, vol. 1

Possessed mannequins. Evil gingerbread men. Animate patchwork dolls. All these and more prowl the creepily cute landscape of Nari Kusakawa’s The Recipe for Gertrude. In this modern fantasy, an unlikely romance blossoms between high schooler Susugi Sahara and an unusual…

Superman: Birthright

Many think of Superman– the myth, the icon, the one that defined superhero comics– not as a man, but more of a symbol. Others see him as too naïve and one-dimensional to coexist in a superhero universe where heroes are…

GALS!, vol. 1

Tired of sweet, innocent manga heroines in sailor suits? GALS! is the manga for you. Meet Kotobuki Ran and her fellow kogals: the fashion-obsessed, cell-phone loving, boy-torturing high schoolers who once ruled the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya. Ran, rebellious…