Tag Archive for out of print

Scion, vol. 3: Divided Loyalties

Ethan’s world is getting both more complicated and simpler at once. As he flees North to escape his enemies, accompanied by the daughter of the Raven Clan Ashleigh, he is faced with the inhuman experiments and cruelty that his own…

The First, vol. 3: Sinister Motives

In an interview at the back of Sinister Motives, Barbara Kesel describes the CrossGen universe as a Buckmister Sphere: “a round shape built of interlocking triangles.” The individual titles (The First, Meridian, Scion, Sojourn, Mystic, and many others) are points…

Maison Ikkoku, vol. 1

How can Yusaku Godai ever pass his exams living in a nuthouse like Maison Ikkoku? Between Mrs. Inchinose’s snooping, sexpot Akemi’s teasing, and Mr. Yotsuya’s mooching, Yusako’s academic life is going down the tubes. He’s just about to move out–really,…

Hopeless Savages, vol. 2: Ground Zero

Hopeless Savages remains one of my favorite books simply for its exuberant punk family dynamics, youngest daughter’s Zero’s creative (non)swear words, and tribute to the power of music. In this second volume, it also made me get all mushy. This…

Batman: Child of Dreams

This title, in many ways, is a clever mix of ideas. Famed Japanese manga and anime creator Kia Asamiya tackles one of our most distinctly American heroes, Batman. DC Comics handed the keys to Gotham over and brought in Max…

Cheat

I will admit, I fell in love with Ms. Norrie’s artwork when I read the first Hopeless Savages. Cheat is her first solo book, and her artwork just shines all the way through. The black and white flow of her…

Bulletproof Monk

I’ll be the first to admit that ever since I picked up Powers, I’ve thought Michael Avon Oeming is a god. I love the man’s style, and I am unashamed. So, in truth, I sought out this title not because…

Days Like This

As Jamie Rich reminds us in his afterword, the idea that all musicians must write their own lyrics and melodies is, in actuality, a rather stupid idea. What many think of as some of greatest performers of all time didn’t…

Sinbad the Sailor

Anyone who’s ever yearned to travel the high seas and see unknown places may do well to read Sinbad’s account of his seven trips into the great beyond. An incurable wanderer, Sinbad can’t help but be pulled into adventure on…

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria

In this wonderful West African folktale, Shadusa believes he is by far the best man in town. And why not? He carries two antelope at once and everyone in town knows they’ve never seen anyone better. He strides about town…

The Last Knight

Will Eisner is a giant in the comics field, having turned his hand to many different kinds of stories over the years. It’s easy to see why he’s so revered, even in a work as brief as The Last Knight.…

GoGirl!, vol. 1

It’s a great time to be a girl comics fan. Between shojo manga (Japanese comics written for girls) and the current generation of kick-ass heroines, girls have more comics choices than ever before. That said, GoGirl! is still unique. Trina…

Marmalade Boy, vol. 1

Imagine this: you’re a perfectly normal teenage girl. Your parents go on a cruise. They meet another couple–and fall in love! Divorce is hard enough under normal circumstances, but Miki Koishikawa thinks her parents have gone crazy–they want to keep…

Love Hina, vol. 1

Poor Keitaro Urashima! All he’s ever wanted was to get into prestigious Tokyo University. Well, that and a girlfriend. In fact, the two goals seem to be connected: Keitaro once promised his childhood crush that they’d go to Tokyo U.…

Daredevil Legends, vol. 1: Yellow

The superhero’s origin defines that hero. It determines what kind of hero they will become and the future life-or-death decisions they will make. The comic book team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale has practically made a living…