Tag Archives: Action

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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Akuma no Riddle: Riddle Story of Devil Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 2.5/5 – A Difficult Take on Some Common Manga Themes by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. The concept behind Akuma no Riddle seems pretty solid: Azuma Tokaku, an assassin, transfers into Class Black and Myojo Private School, an elite all-girls … Continue reading

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Kill La Kill Vol. 1 (Udon)

Rating: 4/5 – The Wildly Popular Anime Comes to Manga… by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Honnouji Academy’s oppressive student council inflicts its will over the student body via the use of powerful Goku Uniforms – special suits that grant superpowers … Continue reading

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Tokyo ESP Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Just Don’t Call Them the X-Men! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Rinka Urushiba is a struggling high-school girl trying to make her way through life in the poorer sections of Tokyo with her father, a retired policeman. … Continue reading

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Black Lagoon v10 (Viz Media)

Rating: 5/5 – The Boys (and Girls) are Back in Town by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow If it seems like it’s been a few years since the last volume of Black Lagoon came out, that’s only because it actuall has … Continue reading

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Naruto Vol. 69 (Viz)

Rating: 4/5 – The Beginning of the End by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. With only three more tankobon to release after this one, the story of Naruto draws to a close not with a whimper, but a bang, as the … Continue reading

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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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Akame ga Kill! Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 4/5 – It’s Exactly What You Expect…Except When It Isn’t by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Full disclosure time: I’d planned on giving this book a pass. Yet another young boy goes to the big city to develop his fighting … 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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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Vol. 1-2 (Seven Seas)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Never Judge a Book By Its Cover…Unless It’s This One by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Let’s be honest…these funnybooks aren’t getting any cheaper. Of course it’s the nature of commerce for things to increase in price as … Continue reading

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