- The true nature of Ciel’s servants is revealed when the Phantomhive manor comes under attack. And Ciel must stop a terrible crime that reminds him of the horrors of his past.
Bokurano, volume 5 by Mohiro Kitoh
- This series continues to be depressing as only a series about pre-teens dying to protect their world in a giant robot can be. But a new revelation makes the whole situation even worse!
Chew, volume 3: Just Deserts by John Layman and Rob Guillory
- This series about a cibopathic (he can see where something has been by eating it) FDA agent continues to be brilliant and unique both in terms of stories and art. It can be a little gross but its definitely worth it.
Kings of Shogi, volume 4 (French) by Masaru Katori and Jiro Ando
- The open shogi tournament pitting professionals against amateurs, men against women continues. Though Shion has passed the first round, she is being stalked by her parents’ murderer. A slightly more adult manga for fans of Hikaru no Go.
Mystic by G. Willow Wilson
- Two orphans study magic in a revolution-torn steampunk world. I read this on the recommendation of a friend who shares a name with one of the heroines. Thank you Gen! It was brilliant. Please tell me there will be more.
Princess Jellyfish, volume 1 (French) by Akiko Higashimura
- This was my favorite manga of the week! A very unique series about a group of otaku women living together and the beautiful crossdressing boy that comes into their lives. A very unconventional romance, I look forward to more.
Secret Six, volume 7: The Darkest House by Gail Simone
- The final volume of Simone’s brilliant series about a group of (8, not 6) villains completely blew me away. But I won’t spoil it for you.
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
- The beautifully illustrated true story of a young girl and her dental misadventures.
Stardust Wink, volume 1 (French) by Nana Haruta
- A very cute, if slightly generic, shoujo manga about a girl and her two childhood friends. I’d like it better if it didn’t imply that girls and boys can’t be just friends.
X-Factor, volume 12: Scar Tissue by Peter David
- I can honestly say that X-Factor is my favorite Marvel title and it never disappoints. In this volume, the mutant P.I. are hired by J. Jonah Jameson to find a murderer. Only he is keeping some secrets and what X-Factor doesn’t know may kill one of them.
Young Justice, volume 1 by Art Balthazar and Franco
- The creators of Tiny Titans bring us a fun all-ages comic about the younger DC super heroes. Based on the series on the Cartoon Network. Balthazar and Franco nevere fail to make me smile.