Tag Archive for Oni Press

I Was The Cat

I Was The Cat

Allison Breaking, intrepid girl reporter (a cliché, but we will accept it for the sake of the originality of the rest of the story), runs a website called Breaking News (puns we never have to forgive, because puns are awesome).…

Down. Set. Fight!

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Have you ever seen a professional football team’s mascot get into a fight? If not, have you ever thought it would be funny if they did? Luckily for you, there’s Down. Set. Fight! In their newest graphic novel, Chris Sims,…

A Boy and a Girl

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Typically, when I see a book entitled A Boy and a Girl, I immediately think “romance novel”—and most likely a cheesy one, given its relatively simplistic title. In this case, I was right, but so wrong as well: the book’s simple title hides a complex…

Xoc: The Journey of a Great White

Xoc: Journey of a Great White

Sharks, especially potential man-eaters like the great white, hold endless fascination for the public. Evidence of this can be found in the enduring popularity of Discovery’s Shark Week. Matt Dembicki capitalizes on that appeal with his graphic novel, Xoc: The…

The Return of King Doug

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The magical land of Valdonia is in dire straits. An army of darkness has assembled under the command of a foul sorceress-queen. Her goal is to steal the kingdom’s prized jewel, an artifact of great magical power known as The…

Mermin, vol. 1

Pete is hanging out at the beach with his friends Claire and Toby when they find a strange creature. He looks a little fishy, but he seems friendly enough and tells them his name is Mermin…and he’s a merman…from Mer.…

The Last Call, vol. 2

Vasilis Lolos returns with a followup to the excellent Last Call, vol. 1. (This review is from an advanced reader copy, and which did contain spelling errors, so please note that the content of this comic could change before final…

The Last Call, vol. 1

The Last Call by Vasilis Lolos is about the wild midnight ride that two young friends, Sam and Alec, take. It starts out slowly, when Alec steals his mom’s car and rides out to Sam’s house. The two boys smoke…

Bad Medicine

It was just a regular day in New York. Detective Joely Huffman was on a routine murder call when things suddenly turned super weird. It wasn’t the murder that was weird; it was the fact that the head on the…

Spell Checkers, vol. 1

In the world of teenage witches, anything goes. Cheating on tests, not doing homework, ruling the school, all these things and more are quite delightful for three very witchy teenage girls, Jesse, Kimmie and Cynthia. “Best Friends Forever” and “Three…

Crogan’s Loyalty

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Family history can be a fascinating thing, a fact that Chris Schweizer takes full advantage of in his series about the Crogan family and its adventures. In this third installment, Crogan’s Loyalty, the setting is the Revolutionary War. Schweizer starts…

The Coldest City

Who doesn’t love spies? The drama, the intrigue, the double- and triple- crossing, the helicopters stashed away in tiny, leather attache cases? The Cold War between the American, British and Soviet superpowers gave rise to the spy era, inspiring writers…

Spontaneous

Melvin was blowing out the candles on his 3rd birthday cake when his dad felt hot and then burst into flames. As he grew up, Melvin concluded that his dad was a victim of spontaneous human combustion. So, he devotes…

Guerillas, vol. 1-2

I never thought much about war comics as a genre, but after reading the first two volumes of Brahm Revel’s Guerillas (as well as Nate Powell’s Any Empire, reviewed earlier), I realize how much I’ve been missing. Guerillas examines what…

Play Ball

Dashiell Brody just moved to a new town, along with her mother and older sister, Arica. With the move comes a new high school — a co-ed one. For Arica, this means lots of cute boys, but for Dashiell, this…