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The Hunger and the Dusk

J. R. R. Tolkein’s epic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings (with a sizable assist from Gary Gygax’s role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons) helped create many of the fantasy tropes we see today. These include the various races that populate these worlds and, for...

Crazy Like a Fox: Adventures in Schizophrenia

Crazy Like a Fox: Adventures in Schizophrenia tells the story of Fox Foxerson who moves to the big city from Kansas. Fox goes to a party he finds from a flier and meets Teddy, Snake, and Dodo. Fox has a good time and becomes friends with all of them. He even has a...

Karate Prom

Don “TheDragonWilson” Jones and Sam Steadman are star-crossed lovers, quite literally when those stars are caused by punches and kicks, in this ode to young love, 80s culture, and martial arts movies. Karate Prom is a young adult graphic novel about a boy and a girl...

Tokyo Babylon

The beautiful and dangerous city of Tokyo is the backdrop to a story unfolding between a young exorcist and his older friend who might have darker intentions than he claims; a story that will one day affect the trajectory of the end of the world. Tokyo Babylon is...

The Deep Dark

In her newest graphic novel, The Deep Dark, Molly Knox Ostertag (Girl From the Sea and The Witch Boy) once again shares a hauntingly beautiful story about family and friendship with veins of the fantastical intertwined throughout. The story follows Magdala (Mags), as...
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Manga: Actually Completed Series

Introduction It can be tough to add a series to a collection or recommend it to a reader when it's unfinished or cancelled, so this list is made of only completed manga series. Some are longer than others, but all of them were completed by their creators.[gravityview...

Peculiar Woods, vol 2: Mystery of the intelligents

When I reviewed the first volume in this series last year, I found it intriguing but with an unsatisfying ending, especially for its middle grade audience. I hoped the second volume would explain more of the background and tie up some of the loose ends of the first...

Plain Jane and the Mermaid

Vera Brosgol’s past graphic novels include Anya’s Ghost and the enjoyable Be Prepared. Her new novel explores some of the same territory, but in a spookier, darker way and for a slightly older teen age group. The beginning of this story is heartbreaking. Jane has just...

The Cull, Vol. 1

Many people remember their teenage years fondly, even if those years are looked at through rose-colored glasses. When coming-of-age stories tackle teenagers, they will often focus on the friendships that form in those turbulent years, the ones that keep an individual...

Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series

To the world at large, Dahlia Racers is a master of stagecraft. A designer of illusions for professional magicians. But that job, thrilling as it is, is not the redhead’s true vocation. In truth, she’s not even a redhead, and that’s not the only misleading thing about...

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The Hunger and the Dusk

J. R. R. Tolkein’s epic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings (with a sizable assist from Gary Gygax’s role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons) helped create many of the fantasy tropes we see today. These include the various races that populate these worlds and, for...

Crazy Like a Fox: Adventures in Schizophrenia

Crazy Like a Fox: Adventures in Schizophrenia tells the story of Fox Foxerson who moves to the big city from Kansas. Fox goes to a party he finds from a flier and meets Teddy, Snake, and Dodo. Fox has a good time and becomes friends with all of them. He even has a...

Karate Prom

Don “TheDragonWilson” Jones and Sam Steadman are star-crossed lovers, quite literally when those stars are caused by punches and kicks, in this ode to young love, 80s culture, and martial arts movies. Karate Prom is a young adult graphic novel about a boy and a girl...

Tokyo Babylon

The beautiful and dangerous city of Tokyo is the backdrop to a story unfolding between a young exorcist and his older friend who might have darker intentions than he claims; a story that will one day affect the trajectory of the end of the world. Tokyo Babylon is...

The Deep Dark

In her newest graphic novel, The Deep Dark, Molly Knox Ostertag (Girl From the Sea and The Witch Boy) once again shares a hauntingly beautiful story about family and friendship with veins of the fantastical intertwined throughout. The story follows Magdala (Mags), as...

Peculiar Woods, vol 2: Mystery of the intelligents

When I reviewed the first volume in this series last year, I found it intriguing but with an unsatisfying ending, especially for its middle grade audience. I hoped the second volume would explain more of the background and tie up some of the loose ends of the first...

Plain Jane and the Mermaid

Vera Brosgol’s past graphic novels include Anya’s Ghost and the enjoyable Be Prepared. Her new novel explores some of the same territory, but in a spookier, darker way and for a slightly older teen age group. The beginning of this story is heartbreaking. Jane has just...

The Cull, Vol. 1

Many people remember their teenage years fondly, even if those years are looked at through rose-colored glasses. When coming-of-age stories tackle teenagers, they will often focus on the friendships that form in those turbulent years, the ones that keep an individual...

Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series

To the world at large, Dahlia Racers is a master of stagecraft. A designer of illusions for professional magicians. But that job, thrilling as it is, is not the redhead’s true vocation. In truth, she’s not even a redhead, and that’s not the only misleading thing about...

The Red Thread, Vol. 1

Trigger Warning: Depictions of violent suicide. The Red Thread of Fate is an East Asian myth that says two soul mates who are meant to be together are tied to each other by an invisible red thread. This thread can stretch through boundaries of time, space and...

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