Nana Volumes 1-7

Ai Yazawa’s Nana is a little slow-starting, but the result is more than worth the time invested. A few volumes in, it becomes incredibly addictive. Like many manga series these days, the first volume is prologue, leading into a simple premise. Two girls named Nana come to Tokyo to follow their dreams and in search of love; they wind up rooming together and learning from each other. Volume one is made up of two stories, each one introducing a different […]

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Speakeasy Shutdown Shocker!

I just received this in email from Vito Delsante: As unofficial public relations for Speakeasy Comics, I feel it is my duty to inform everyone that as of 3:30 PM today, Speakeasy Comics has shut its doors and will not be publishing comics for, at the very least, the rest of the year. Most, if not all, creators have been contacted and informed. If I’m not mistaken, all books scheduled to ship in March will ship. April and May books […]

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Bat-Caruso?

Well, THAT explains a lot. David Caruso’s performance on CSI: Miami is so mannered and odd that some took to calling him Carusobot. Priest breaks the code with a strangely complete theory: he’s playing Batman. I only watch the show because I really like Ainsley. I know, her name is really Emily Procter, but I will always remember her as Ainsley. Regular CSI is much better.

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Baby & Me Volume 1

For every girl who’s ever dreamed of having a real life baby doll, here’s the story of a female-less family. Takuya’s mother has passed away, and his dad needs him to take care of his baby brother. The baby is completely adorable, all big head and huge eyes, barely able to walk or speak. How can anyone resist a little boy asking to make the “owwie go away” or saying he’s “sawwee”? That’s a good thing, because it keeps Takuya […]

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A Treasury of Victorian Murder

Rick Geary’s graphic novel series A Treasury of Victorian Murder presents the details of famous murder cases from long-ago eras, several of which are unsolved or contain a number of questions still unanswered. Because the mysteries are so old, instead of seeming creepy, the situations feel quaint, and the reader is flattered by having their interest assumed to be historical instead of prurient. Still, the motives are universal, and human nature no different from then to now. Think of this […]

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Mr. Negativity and Other Tales of Supernatural Law

After The Vampire Brat, Mr. Negativity comes next in the series from Batton Lash. It opens with a story where a gambler loses a cursed sarcophagus in a poker game to a casino owner who plans to open it on TV. Flashbacks to a theft in ancient Egypt fill in the back story. Next, Mavis splits into three people in order to handle all the aspects of her life that are overwhelming her. With one working hard, one trying to […]

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The Vampire Brat and Other Tales of Supernatural Law

After Sonovawitch!, the previous Supernatural Law book by Batton Lash, comes The Vampire Brat. He’s a teenager whose supernatural abilities only make his adolescent obnoxiousness worse. The contrast of the classically cool vampire with the obnoxious teenager makes for some amusing moments before the story becomes a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Myrtle the Vampire Hater is a nerd’s nerd who’s being sued for harassing the teenage vampire, and her lawyer strongly resembles Ally McBeal. Unfortunately, the jabs are […]

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True Story, Swear to God: Chances Are…

A cartoonist tells the real-life story of how he and his wife fell in love in True Story, Swear to God: Chances Are…. After meeting at a well-known amusement park, they have to deal with a long-distance romance, with him in California, her in Puerto Rico. Tom Beland’s pages contain simple, cartoony figures that, like good caricatures, capture the essence of the characters. The author is drawn as a regular guy, with open-circle eyes that make him a willing receptacle […]

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