A Rogue Librarian's Reading List











{August 7, 2011}   Comics and manga of the week (1)

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!

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