WOW! I feel like it's not often that I'm genuinely shocked by a book the way I was by Sazan & Comet Girl. I read a lot of manga and comic books. Just an absolute ton of both. But I'd never heard of this before. Nor had I heard of the creator Yuriko Akase. I saw this on the "New Arrivals" shelf at the library and picked it up because it looked cool and went in with no other previous knowledge.
Here are the new graphic novels and comics collections I'm most looking forward to that come out in May!
You Look Like Death worked really well for me. It's an Umbrella Academy spin-off that focuses solely on Klaus and his life away from the rest of the family.
I'm gonna go ahead and DNF this and feel like I need to give it 1 star as a result. It is a TOUGH read. The summary describes a series of "terrible events" and that is a HARD undersell. This was absolutely brutal.
I am liking Once & Future so much that I had to look back through all of the Kieron Gillen comics I've read to see if there's anything I've had more fun reading.
Is it perfect? No. Is it heavy handed? Maybe at times. Is it effective? Yes. Is it a good Wonder Woman comic? Yes. Is it beautiful? Again, yes.
First Person Singular is a new collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami. In typical Murakami fashion, all of the stories are told in first person by narrators that are never given names. Also in typical Murakami fashion, most of what is written here blurs the line between reality and fiction.
Well I loved this. I'd been putting off reading this for no real good reason. It's been at the library available for most of the past year and I've really liked Yang's previous original graphic novels. Based on the name and cover I was vaguely aware Dragon Hoops had something to do with basketball. I love basketball…it's one of the few things I love as much as reading.