Category Archives: Viz Media

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 4/5 – A Manga Classic Gets the Hardcover Treatment by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. First published in 1986, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a multi-generational epic that offers fans of the supernatural, shonen fighting, or old-school (perhaps old-ish school…was 1986 … Continue reading

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Terra Formars Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 5/5 – The Colonization of Mars Just Took a Decidedly Wrong Turn by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. At the conclusion of the 26th century, Earth has become overpopulated, and the time has come for humanity to branch out and … Continue reading

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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Vol. 1-3 (Viz)

CREDIT: Viz Media Rating: 4/5 – The Video Game Franchise Gets the Manga Treatment. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. When these books showed up in my review stack several warning flags went up. It’s a manga based on a video … Continue reading

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Master Keaton Vol. 1 (Viz Media)

Rating: 5/5 – An Unlikely Hero From One of Manga’s Best Creators. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. In our comic book world of cape-wearing superheroes, galaxy-guarding spacefarers, or grim and gritty zombie fighters, it might be difficult to fathom that … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom Vol. 1 (Viz Media)

Rating: 3/5 – These Students Would Kill to Reach Graduation. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Chances are, as you went through high school, you had that one teacher…the one you just didn’t like. Maybe they flunked you on that one … Continue reading

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My Love Story Vol. 1 (Viz Media)

Rating: 5/5 – A Decidedly Different Shoujo Story. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. I consider myself fairly genre-savvy when it comes to manga, even shoujo (girls) manga. Lord knows I’ve read enough books about a young high-school girl’s pursuit of … Continue reading

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Excel Saga v27 (Viz Media)

Rating: 5/5 – Saga’s End. Now you can start at the beginning. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Why would ComicSpectrum review the 27th volume of a book? Well, it’s the 27th and final volume of a series that’s been in … Continue reading

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Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 3.5/5 – The Inmates are Running the Asylum. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Pity the poor city of Tokyo. Nothing good ever seems to happen to it when it shows up in a manga. If it isn’t a monster, … Continue reading

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Nisekoi: False Love Vols. 1 & 2 (Viz)

Rating: 4/5 – The Only Thing Missing is Iambic Pentameter. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. At some point in most of our lives, we’re exposed to the work of William Shakespeare. Whether he’s forced upon us in high school or … 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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