The Heavy Hand

The Heavy Hand is the ultimate fusion comic. Continue reading


Wandering Son: Volume One

Shimura Takako’s manga explores transgender feelings through two fifth-grade classmates: Shuichi Nitori, a girl in the body of a boy, and Yoshino Takatsuki, a boy in the body of a girl. Continue reading


Small Victories

Small Victories is comprised of several short, ostensibly standalone stories. Continue reading


The Comics

This massive book serves as a rather respectable and thankfully updated entry into the “Comics 101” field. Continue reading


Eye of the Majestic Creature

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more downright affable character than Leslie Stein’s blithely blitzed Larrybear. Continue reading


Melvin Monster: Volume 3

The third volume of John Stanley’s Melvin Monster is the last, and prints the final issues of the original series. Continue reading



In Stigmata, the portrayal of the main character is so sophisticated that it defies us to size him up. Continue reading


Paying for It

On sex, objectification, and commodities. Continue reading