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Arakawa Under the Bridge Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 5/5 – A Strong Justification for Why I Like Comics! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow “Why do you read comics?” Any participant in our happy little hobby confronts this question at least once or twice in their lifetime. It … Continue reading

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Infini-T Force v1 (Udon Entertainment)

Rating: 4/5 – A Girl Summons Tatsunoko Super-stars to Save Earth by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Quick, think of four fictional heroes you’d bring together to save the world. Too broad a scope for you? Okay, think of four fictional … Continue reading

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Generation Witch Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 4/5 – Short Stories from a World Where Witches are Integrated into Society. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow In the world of Generation Witch, the magic-wielding mavens are not only commonplace, but a huge part of society. Witchcraft is … Continue reading

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The Tokyo 5 – Vol. 1

Rating: 3.5/5 – Not All Manga is From Japan… by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow If I’ve learned one thing after more than a decade of reviewing manga, it’s that manga fans can be very snobbish. Don’t deny it. Don’t say … Continue reading

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Don’t Meddle With My Daughter Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 3.5/5 –  Mature Humor; Not for Kids or the Overly Sensitive by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow My name is Al Sparrow and I love super-heroines. There, I’ve said it. I feel like there should be a twelve-step recovery program … Continue reading

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Siuil, A Run: The Girl from the Other Side v1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 4/5 – A Grownup Fairy Tale with a Dark Social Commentary by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow It’s no accident that one of the advertisements I saw for this series mentioned it would be perfect for fans of The Ancient … Continue reading

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Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl Vol. 1 (Kodansha)

Rating: 5/5 – A Deceptively Smart “Anti-Harem” Manga. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow I’ve talked about harem manga before in my reviews for ComicSpectrum. By all means, read one, but one is all you’re going to need, as the story … Continue reading

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