Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Volume 25

It’s been quite a while since I tried Food Wars — the last book in the series I read, I think, was volume 16 a year and a half ago. I checked out Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma volume 25 because the publisher was nice enough to send it to me, and at least I could tell what was going on. That’s thanks to the main content being two cook-offs, which are the best part of the series. There are […]

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Shortcake Cake Volume 1

The concept behind Shortcake Cake by suu Morishita (alias for writer Makiro and artist Nachiyan) had promise, but I couldn’t keep the characters straight, because none of them are particularly distinctive. Ten lives two hours away from high school, so she moves into a boarding house to avoid the commute. Her friend Ageha already lives there, as do these stereotypical guys: * Riku, the flirtatious charmer who doesn’t understand why he instantly crushes on Ten * Chiaki, the cute boy […]

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Dash Returns After Three Years Away

Dash features a traditional, hard-boiled private eye who happens to be gay. He’s mixed up in a supernatural visitation when a mummy comes to life and a possessed young woman is accused of murder. Writer Dave Ebersole and artist Delia Gable got a strong start on this series from Northwest Press when it launched in October 2014, but the release was spotty. Issue #2 made it out in December 2014, but #3 came out in July 2015, and #4, the […]

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Witch Boy Sequel Now Available for Order

Coming at the end of October is the much-anticipated sequel to The Witch Boy. Molly Knox Ostertag’s story of a young man who wants to practice the kind of magic only girls are supposed to do resonated with a lot of readers, particularly those wondering about finding their own place in the world. The Hidden Witch continues the story of Aster, the boy witch, and his non-magical friend Charlie. She’s being chased by a curse, so the friends work to […]

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Exorsisters a Cute Take on Supernatural Danger

Do you like blending Archie-style comics with horror elements (but don’t need to see the characters trying to kill and eat each other, as is going on in the Archie Horror line)? You may want to check out the upcoming Exorsisters from Image Comics. Debuting in October (how appropriate!), this new series is written by Ian Boothby (The Simpsons) and illustrated by Gisèle Lagacé, who has actually drawn for Archie (when she’s not putting out her sexy webcomic Ménage à […]

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Interview: Jeremy Whitley Brings Rainbow Brite to Comics

We live in a time where nothing is forgotten. Your favorite TV show, with enough fans, gets a remake or a reunion. The movie charts are topped with sequels and decades-long-running franchises. And just about anything can be a comic. Coming soon from Dynamite is a property relaunch I never could have envisioned. Rainbow Brite #1 will be in comic shops the first week in October. It’s written by Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp, Princeless) and illustrated by Brittney Williams (Patsy […]

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Moonstruck Ends Serialization, Moves to Book Releases

This is a trend I support, since reading a good chunk of story all at once, perhaps even with a conclusion, is a much better experience for the busy adult who can’t keep straight what’s happening in serialized comics month to month. And with a fantasy story, it’s a lot easier to sink into an alternate world with a longer read. Newsarama reports that Moonstruck, the Image Comics series by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle about a lovestruck werewolf who […]

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Dark Horse Loses Buffy the Vampire Slayer License

With all the media consolidations going on, it’s been a tough year for Dark Horse. A significant portion of their line is licensed publications, and those have been ending. Star Wars went back to Marvel several years ago, followed by Conan the Barbarian earlier this year. With the acquisition of Fox by Disney, their licenses are moving as well. Boom! has announced new Serenity comics after Dark Horse published them from 2005-2017; Boom!’s Firefly #1 is due in November. (Boom! […]

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