Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Manga Review: Gate 7 Volume..

Manga Review: Gate 7 Volume 2

Gate 7 is a series I most likely am giving up on. I usually like Clamp's graphic novels and I really enjoyed the first volume and thought I would get used to the names and references more quickly than I am. Here's the problem, there is a lot of references to Japan's history in this series. There are countless notes at the end of each volume explaining every name in history among other things.  I like the story line, but with the large tie to history and the lack of background knowledge in the time period where all these characters […]

Posted October 6, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Manga Review: Gate 7 Volume..

Manga Review: Gate 7 Volume 1

Gate 7 is a series that excited me since I found out that Clamp was writing it. The first in a new fantasy manga series, the main character is a visiting tourist named Chikahito who finds himself transported with three strangers into what looks to be another world. Unsure of why he has traveled with them, they decide to erase him memories, only to be unable to.  Hana is a strange young girl who seems to taken a liking to Chikahito and even gives him a kiss before he leaves to return home from Kyoto. Months later Chikahito finds himself going to school […]

Posted September 29, 2013
Book Review, Manga Review
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Graphic Novel: Axe Cop Volu..

Graphic Novel: Axe Cop Volume 1

I really enjoyed this first compilation of the web comic Axe Cop, written by a pair of brothers – Malachai who is 5 year old comes up with all the ideas and plots and Ethan, his older brother is 29 and does the illustrations. Together, it's made for some hysterical adventures for Axe Cop.  The set up of the graphic novel made for an interesting read. There's individual stories and then a compilation of "Ask Axe Cop" in which each one gets an explanation of how the question was answered. I love the illustrations and the crazy ideas in these […]

Posted August 7, 2013
Book Review, Graphic Novel Review
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Graphic Novel Review: Once ..

Graphic Novel Review: Once Upon a Time Machine

Theme: I have loved fairy tales since I was child and experiencing them in graphic novel format is always a thrill. Adding a twist of science fiction into this beautiful graphic novel only made it more appealing for me. The elements of science fiction change the stories in a way that was quite captivating. I especially loved the one of Pinocchio (The Stars Are Not Wanted Now) who was a machine made to tell the truth, but started to lie because he found it was too hard to tell the truth. Stories: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is one of my favorite childhood tales […]

Posted February 21, 2013
Graphic Novel Review
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Graphic Novel Review: The L..

Graphic Novel Review: The Last Dragon

Plot: Very much told in a fairy tale type way, Yolen does a beautiful job of describing a hero’s journey. I love that the hero isn’t perfect right from the start. The woman who convinces him into saving her town from a dragon is clever in her way of making sure he does the job he was hired to do. It is actually Tansy who comes up with the idea that saves her town in the end. I love the strength of a plot like that empowering the woman in the story. Characters: Tansy was such an appealing and strong […]

Posted July 3, 2012
Graphic Novel Review
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