Otherside Picnic (Manga) Vol 1 Review

Eita Miyazawa's Otherside Picnic manga is an adaptation of a series of sci-fi/adventure novels that were written by Iori Miyazawa. I haven't read these books, or seen the anime adaptation based on them, so this will be a review of strictly the manga version of this story. Synopsis: Surly college student, Sorawo, isn't very good... Continue Reading →

The Faraway Paladin Omnibus Vol 1 Review

Based on the light novels by Kanata Yanagino, The Faraway Paladin manga by Mutsumi Okubashi is an atmospheric fantasy series that takes it's time establishing it's world and protagonist. This omnibus edition collects the first two volumes of the manga, so we've got a good chunk of story to discuss in this review. Synopsis: As... Continue Reading →

Sazan & Comet Girl Review

Sazan & Comet Girl, by Yuriko Akase, is an action-packed space-opera that features vibrant, full-colour artwork and a diverting story that feels like it was plucked out of a bygone era. Strap on your spacesuits and get ready to blast-off into adventure! Synopsis: Sazan is a bright and idealistic young man who loves outer-space and... Continue Reading →

Cheshire Crossing Review

Cheshire Crossing might just be the ultimate cross-over comic! Staring Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz) and Wendy Darling (Peter Pan), Cheshire Crossing takes the western fantasy genre’s earliest heroines and asks the question: how would their fantastical experiences have impacted them after they returned to their regular lives? Written... Continue Reading →

By Night Series Review

Written by John Allison, the creator of Giant Days, illustrated by Christine Larsen and coloured by Sarah Stern, By Night is an exciting sci-fi romp, which follows the adventures of a pair of twenty-somethings who bite off more than they can chew when a bit of idle mischief leads them to an amazing discovery. Synopsis:... Continue Reading →

20th Century Boys: Perfect Edition Vol 1 Review

20th Century Boys is a series that I’ve been interested in for some time. Written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa, the award-winning creator behind such classic seinen manga as Monster and Pluto, 20th Century Boys tells a thrilling mystery/adventure story involving evil cults, bioterrorism and a group of washed up adults whose childhood games of... Continue Reading →

Newsprints Review

I received Newsprints for my birthday and I was immediately drawn to the cute art style and was excited to read it. Written and illustrated by Ru Xu, this comic tackles themes of war, freedom and equality, all while telling a fun adventure story that features a spunky protagonist, her adorable canary and a mysterious... Continue Reading →

Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling Review

Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling is the second book in the delightful Delilah Dirk series. If you’re interested in reading my thoughts on the first book, check out my review of Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Synopsis: King’s Shilling takes place a couple of years after the events of the Turkish Lieutenant and... Continue Reading →

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