My Hero Academia: Vigilantes #1

My Hero Academia is beloved in Japan, but the series is also popular in the United States.  The original series already has 14 volumes in print from Viz Media. It comes to readers here as part of a new generation … Continue reading



Flocks is a work of love—a work about love, a work made with love, a work made to express and communicate a love. For all its idiosyncrasies and imperfections, it is a work to be held close to your heart, a work to be cherished. Continue reading



Kickliy’s drawing is the other real mark of difference here. Continue reading


The Strange

Opening up The Strange, I wished there was more context given to the reader, but perhaps that is part of the point: you are thrust into a world that may be confusing and difficult to navigate, just as the protagonist … Continue reading


The King Of Birds

In retrospect, one may remember that fairytales are most often told to children. But while kids will certainly enjoy The King Of Birds, Alexander Utkin imbues this book with an energy that is enchanting to all. Continue reading


I, René Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB

Life in the stalag cannot be transcended; enough, for us, that Tardi can haul it out of the morass of history, wipe some of the muck from its features, and make it concrete. Continue reading


Home After Dark

One hopes that Small’s next project will permit a tighter focus. Continue reading


Elements: Fire

It’s difficult to keep up quality and continuity in an anthology that has an open call for submissions. It’s doubly hard to do so when you have something of a gimmick as a theme. It takes an editor with a … Continue reading