AKIRA, Vol. 1

My first exposure to Katsuhiro Otomo came in 1990, when a college boyfriend insisted that we attend a screening of…

Rin-Ne, Vol. 1

I read a Rumiko Takahashi manga for the same reason I watch an Alfred Hitchcock thriller: I know exactly what…

Summit of the Gods, Vol. 1

On a brilliant summer day in 1924, British explorer George Mallory began what would be his third and final attempt…

Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture, Vol. 1

Warning: the Surgeon General has determined that reading Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture may be hazardous to your health. Individuals who…

The Manga Hall of Shame

Though my taste in manga is very particular, I’m much less discriminating in my reading habits. My willingness to try…