Category Archives: Graphic Novels

Comic books, manga, illustrated novel reviews

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit [vol.4], Motoro Mase

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (2010), vol.4 is written and illustrated by Motoro Mase. It is rated M: Mature readers. List price is $12.99USA. Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit was originally serialized in Young Sunday manga magazine. After reading four volumes, this … Continue reading

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Comics: Irredeemable written by Mark Waid and Peter Krause (Illustrator)

IRREDEEMABLE (BOOM! Studios 2009) written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Peter Krause with the afterword provided by Grant Morrison. I am posting about the digital edition of this comic book. If you have an iPhone or better yet, an … Continue reading

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Manga Monday: ES (Eternal Sabbath), Fuyumi Soryo

ES Eternal Sabbath (Del Rey 2006) written by Fuyumi Soryo (Mars), paperback, 240 pgs, list price $10.95. Rated OT for older teens +16. Story completed at 8 volumes and are currently available. This author also wrote Mars. Wow, this is … Continue reading

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Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Fumi Yoshinaga

Ōoku: The Inner Chambers(Viz Signature 2009) is written & illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga, 205 pages, paperback, rated M for mature audiences (18+ for explicit content). Fact: the author has been nominated for the Eisner award in 2008 for best writer … Continue reading

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"Nemi Vol.3," Written and Illustrated by Lise Myhre

Nemi Vol.3 by Lise Myhre (Titan Books 2009) is a collection of comic strips featuring Nemi Montoya and her misadventures in dating and life in general. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this! Supposedly, Nemi’s very popular comic … Continue reading

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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Motoro Mase (Author, Illustrator)

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (vol.3) (Viz Media Sig 2009) is written and illustrated by Motoro Mase. This series is taking off nicely, I must say. Are you interested in a story arc about government sponsored murder? Where random citizens are … Continue reading

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Vampire Knight Story & Art by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight (vol.7,8) with story and artwork by Matsuri Hino (Viz Media 2009) is about aristocratic vampires secretly co-existing with humans in a private school created for the purpose of peace and understanding. Vampire Knight has beautiful vampires romanticized in … Continue reading

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Roman Dirge's Lenore: Noogies

Lenore: Noogies (2009) is written, drawn and colored by Roman Dirge. It is a hardcover graphic novel (also available in paperback), published by Titan, retails for $17.95 list price and has 128 pgs. According to the author’s greeting page, the … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (2009) by writer Neil Gaiman and artist, Andy Kubert. Currently sells in hardcover (Deluxe Edition) for $24.99 US, 128 pgs and distributed by DC Comics. Batman creator was Bob Crane. So Neil Gaiman gets … Continue reading

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Underwhelmed with "Children of the Sea" by Daisuke Igarashi

Children of the Sea (vol.1) by Daisuke Igarashi and published by Viz Media, US $14.99, 320 pgs. Rated T for older teens. “There are demons in the sea.” What can I say, the cover was arresting and the story sounded … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Britten and Brülightly, Artwork and Story by Hannah Berry

Britten and Brülightly is a graphic novel by Hannah Berry and published by Metropolitan books and priced at $20 U.S. edition. This is Ms. Berry’s first graphic novel about a private investigator who learns that a few secrets are sometimes … Continue reading

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