Monthly Archives: November 2013

Love in Hell Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 3/5 – Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be. Let’s be honest, literature is fascinated with Hell. From the Bible to Dante’s Inferno to Marlowe’s Faust to Palahniuk’s Damned, there’s plenty of interpretations out there of the place the … Continue reading

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Sickness Unto Death Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 3/5 – Who Put Their Kierkegaard in My Manga? The next time you hear someone dismiss manga as little more than boys fighting and panty shots, keep a copy of this book around. Sickness Unto Death is an examination … Continue reading

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No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 5/5 – A More Intense Manga Version of Charlie Brown. Watashi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui or Watamote as fans of the series refer to it in shortened form is the story of Tomoko Kuroki, … Continue reading

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Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 3/5 – For Seasoned Pokemon Trainers (and Readers!) Only Way back when, a manga-loving colleague of mine told me one of the best manga he’d ever read was Pokemon Adventures – the original series. I scoffed. I have nothing … Continue reading

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Tiger & Bunny – Vol. 3 (Viz)

Rating: 5/5 – At long last our hopeless and hapless band of heroes has a bona-fide super-villain to contend with! Some of the best comics of my youth introduced new characters with a splashy cover and the words “But Is … Continue reading

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