Review: A Bride’s Story Vol. 3

Serialized in Harta (2008-Present)

Published in the U.S. by YEN Press (2011-Present)

Story & Art by Kaoru Mori

Summary: A Bride’s Story tells the tale of a beautiful young bride in nineteenth-century Asia. At the age of twenty, Amir is sent to a neighboring town to be wed. But her surprise at learning her new husband, Karluk, is eight years younger than her is quickly replaced by a deep affection for the boy and his family. Though she hails from just beyond the mountains, Amir’s clan had very different customs, foods, and clothes from what Karluk is used to. As the two of them learn more about each other through their day-to-day lives, the bond of respect and love grows stronger. [YEN Press]
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Review: Cosmic Scoundrels #1

(IDW-2017)

Writer: Matt Chapman

Art: Andy Suriano

Letters: Andy Suriano with Comicraft

“I dropped acid at the Sagrada Familia, which was a trip to say the least.” – Victor Johnson, The Rules of Attraction

Cosmic Scoundrels #1 is a wheels-off space adventure that has no real endgame except to infiltrate the serious comic readers mind, and force feed them a tab of comic relief calamity. Thank Mongo Prime for levity in comics. Continue reading

Review: Let’s Lagoon Ch. 52-53

Young Magazine (2007-Present)

Written and Illustrated by Takeshi Okazaki

Summary: Yamada wakes up on an uninhabited island after falling off the cruise ship his class was on in the middle of the ocean during a thick fog. Alone, he begins building a raft and finding ways to survive until he discovers a female classmate has washed ashore as well. The two learn to survive together until one of their teachers washes ashore and generates animosity between the three of them. After nearly two weeks of living on this island Yamada is swept up by a fog only to regain consciousness while being rescued in the middle of the ocean 15 minutes after he had originally fallen overboard. What is this new reality Yamada finds himself in? No one believes him about the island he stayed upon with his classmate Imaise Chika and their teacher Shibata. But when Shibata shows up unscathed and with no memories of what happened it’s now up to Yamada to discover the truth for himself and find the missing Imaise. Continue reading

Review: Attack on Titan Ch. 89-90

(Kodansha 2009)

Story & Art by Hajime Isayama

Storyline Ongoing

Summary: In an alternate telling of the history of the world, mankind has been pushed back behind walls where for the last 100 years they’ve been protected from monsters known as Titans. One day these Titans appeared again and brought one of those walls crashing down – the result almost sent humanity into extinction. This is the story of the last remnants of mankind. Continue reading

Review: Something Wikkid This Way Comes: The Manga

Published by Yen Press (2012)

Originally created by Nicole Peeler, Adapted  -story and art- by Cassandra Jean

Summary: Capitola, Moo, and Shar are the halfling ladies of Triptych: supernatural private investigators who get paid to clean up paranormal messes. Normally Cappie doesn’t take human classes, but who can resist a priest, missing Catholic school girls, and a creature that may or may not be the Prince of Darkness? Enjoy Cassandra Jean’s manga adaptation of Nicole Peeler’s hilarious short story originally published by Orbit! [Official Synopsis] Continue reading

Review: X-Files #11

 

(IDW – 2017)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Greg Scott
Colors: Wes Dzioba
Letters: Chris Mowry
Cover: Menton 3

Special FBI Agent Fox Mulder unearths more clues in The X-Files #11 about the Cigarette Smoking Man’s and the now defunct Syndicate’s clandestine role during the Iran-Contra scandal. Mulder has been contacted by a man with links to his father’s past, someone who miraculously survived an execution ordered by the Smoking Man, but it wasn’t just an illegal arms deal that brought the CSM and Bill Mulder to Nicaragua in 1987. Continue reading

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 15

(Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Disney Studios / ABC Studios – 2017)

Summary: The next arc in the 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD has begun. Daisy has returned to the agency, Ghost Rider is nowhere to be found, and a new threat has arrived: LMDs! These Life Model Decoys are android replicates of our favorite characters out to divide the team and take over the show. Led by AIDA, an android created by the enigmatic Dr. Radcliffe, the robot revolution has begun and SHIELD is at the forefront! Continue reading

Kickstarter Spotlight: On the Off Chance’s Dan Dougherty

It’s a well known phenomenon that people who are artistic in one sense are often artistic on other fronts as well, that they cannot contain all that creativity with one medium.  That truth is no more evident than in the person of Dan Dougherty, creator of the comic strip Beardo and the comic book Touching Evil.  A talented artist and writer, Dan is also a musician, and with the band On The Off Chance, and is releasing their debut album, White Shoes Black Water, and Kickstarting a vinyl edition. Continue reading

Review: Sword Art Online Vol. 1

Serialized by Dengeki Bunko (2009-Present)

Serialized in the U.S. by Yen Press (2014-Present)

Story by Reki Kawahara, Art by abec

Summary: In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG-a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, “game over” means certain death-both virtual and real… [Yen Press] Continue reading

Review: Revolutionaries #2

(IDW – 2017)
Writer: John Barber
Art: Fico Ossio
Colors: Sebastian Cheng
Letters Tom B Long
Regular Cover: Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro
One of the REVOLOUTIONARIES is M.I.A following Mayday’s (Ayana Jones) recent team up with ROM the Space Knight to lead her fledgling team into battle against Major Bludd and the Oktober Guard after a strange artefact released Dire Wraith energies in Verenya Schleteva. Now in REVOLOUTIONARIES #2 Mayday’s team sets out to rescue Action Man and the find mysterious Talisman, along with a little help from the diminutive visitors from Microspace, the Micronauts!  Their mission will cause them to lock swords with the all-new Storm Shadow, and she’s not someone who backs down without a fight! Continue reading

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 14

(Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Disney Studios / ABC Studios-2017)

LMD Arc – Part 6

Summary: The next arc in the 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD has begun. Daisy has returned to the agency, Ghost Rider is nowhere to be found, and a new threat has arrived: LMDs! These Life Model Decoys are android replicates of our favorite characters out to divide the team and take over the show. Led by AIDA, an android created by the enigmatic Dr. Radcliffe, the robot revolution has begun and SHIELD is at the forefront!
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Review: Seraphim 266613336 Wing

Serialized in Animage (1994-1996)

Published in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics (2015)

Story by Mamoru Oshii, Art by Satoshi Kon

Summary: The signs were there, if anyone had read them. By the time they noticed, it was too late.

It began on the cusp of the twenty-first century. An unknown disease appeared from deep inside Eurasia, then spread uncontrollably until it decimated the continent. Continue reading

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 13

(Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Disney Studios / ABC Studios – 2017)

LMD Arc – Part 5

Summary: The next arc in the 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD has begun. Daisy has returned to the agency, Ghost Rider is nowhere to be found, and a new threat has arrived: LMDs! These Life Model Decoys are android replicates of our favorite characters out to divide the team and take over the show. Led by AIDA, an android created by the enigmatic Dr. Radcliffe, the robot revolution has begun and SHIELD is at the forefront! Continue reading

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 12

(Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Disney Studios / ABC Studios-2017)

LMD Arc – Part 4

Summary: The next arc in the 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD has begun. Daisy has returned to the agency, Ghost Rider is nowhere to be found, and a new threat has arrived: LMDs! These Life Model Decoys are android replicates of our favorite characters out to divide the team and take over the show. Led by AIDA, an android created by the enigmatic Dr. Radcliffe, the robot revolution has begun and SHIELD is at the forefront! Continue reading

Review: Sink #1

(Comix Tribe- 2017)

Story by John Lees

Art and Colors by Alex Cormack

Letters by Colin Bell

Logo by Tim Daniel

Glasgow, largest city in Scotland, third largest in the UK, and home to a bustling nightlife.  And there are bars and clubs as well.  In John Lees latest comic, Sink, from Comix Tribe, there is a distinct difference from what you envision. Continue reading

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 11

(Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Disney Studios / ABC Studios – 2017)

LMD Arc – Part 3

Summary: The next arc in the 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD has begun. Daisy has returned to the agency, Ghost Rider is nowhere to be found, and a new threat has arrived: LMDs! These Life Model Decoys are android replicates of our favorite characters out to divide the team and take over the show. Led by AIDA, an android created by the enigmatic Dr. Radcliffe, the robot revolution has begun and SHIELD is at the forefront! Continue reading

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Ep. 10

(Marvel Studios – 2017)

LMD Arc – Part 2

Summary: The next arc in the 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD has begun. Daisy has returned to the agency, Ghost Rider is nowhere to be found, and a new threat has arrived: LMDs! These Life Model Decoys are android replicates of our favorite characters out to divide the team and take over the show. Led by AIDA, an android created by the enigmatic Dr. Radcliffe, the robot revolution has begun and SHIELD is at the forefront! Continue reading

Review: Transformers: Lost Light #2

(IDW Publishing – 2017)

Writer: James Roberts
Art: Jack Lawrence
Colors: Joana Lafuente
Letters: Tom B Long
Regular Cover: Jack Lawrence & Joana Lafuente

Rodimus, Megatron and their fellow Transformers face a new peril in Transformers Lost Light #2, one even greater than they faced on Necroworld against the Decepticon Justice Division after being stranded there when Getaway led a mutiny and stole the Lost Light. Fortunately, Brainstorm’s plan to build a makeshift teleporter to enable them return to Cybertron seemed like the ideal solution to their predicament, and it got them back to Cybertron, just not the right one! Continue reading