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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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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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Clockwork Planet v1 (Kodansha)

Rating: 4/5 – Don’t Call It Steampunk by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. My wife and I picked up a grandfather clock at a yard sale a few months ago. No real rhyme or reason to it, it just kind of … Continue reading

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Cells at Work! Vol. 1 (Kodansha)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Our Bodies, Our Cells…Edutainment at It’s Best! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Mankind has struggled with the idea of using comic books for educational purposes since perhaps not too long after the first inkbrush hit the paper. … Continue reading

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Chaika, The Coffin Princess Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 3.5/5 – By Any Means Necessary – Decrease the Peace by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. One of the worst things that could happen to a sword-for-hire is, of course, a long stretch of peace in the kingdom. In the … Continue reading

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Satoshi Kon’s Opus (Dark Horse)

Rating: 5/5 – A Manga Creator Trapped in a World He Made. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. In the world of comic book criticism, writers who like to sound smarter than they are often refer to “world-building” by creators, as … Continue reading

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From the New World Vol. 1 (Vertical)

Rating: 5/5 – This is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted in a Manga From the New World, like many manga, existed first in light novel format, and was then turned into an anime. For this manga adaptation, they’ve brought in “rookie … Continue reading

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