I decided when I started this blog that I wouldn’t review manga or comics because I read way too many of them to keep up. However, as of today, I will at least list all the comics I have read over the course of the week. I may write a real review of a new title or of something that stood out. If there are ever any series you would like to see reviewed, please let me know in the comments.
Bone, volume 1 by Jeff Smith
- Fone Bone and his cousins have some silly adventures on their way back to Boneville.
Gargoyles: Clan-Building, volume 1 by Greg Weisman
- Contiues where the TV series left-off. A must for fans like myself.
Kamisama Kiss, volume 4 by Julietta Suzuki
- A young girl becomes a shrine god, falls in love with her protector and must save him from a sea dragon he wronged long ago.
Kaze Hikaru, volume 19 by Taeko Watanabe
- A girl becomes a samurai of the Shinsengumi during the Bakumatsu period. Historically fascinating, action-packed, funny and tragic.
Kobato, volume 4 by Clamp
- Kobato must collect good deeds to fulfull a wish but how are the Heavenly world, Netherworld and Other world related to her quest?
Otomen, volume 11 by Aya Kanno
- With the school cracking down and his mother returning home, Asuka has no place to practice the girly hobbies he loves.
Sakura Hime, volume 3 by Arina Tanemura
- A Heian period magical girl series based on the legend of Princess Kaguya. Enough said.
Seiho Boys High School, volume 7 by Kaneyoshi Izumi
- The hilarious adventures of an all-boys school on an isolated island.
Slam Dunk, volume 17 by Takehiko Inoue
- Basketball as only Inoue can do it, the usual humour and the drama of a gravely ill coach.
The Story of Saiunkoku, volume 4 by Sai Yukino
- The funny and touching story of strong-willed girl who would rather be a civil servant than the emperor’s wife.
Twinkle Stars, volume 9 (French) by Natsuki Takaya
- A story of abandonned children, friendship and budding love. I cried.
X-Men: Magneto Testament by Greg Pak
- Magneto’s origins as a Holocaust survivor. A painful look at our history.
Lots of great comics this week!