A random list of comics & manga I've read this month, Saleena
These girls kick butt in a different, but equally important way. They are 4 girls; Abby, Brit, Christine
The subtitle for this book is "50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World"; so I was intrigued. Obviously, who the author chooses is subjective, so I may not agree with all the choices, but they certainly were interesting. The one thing that is both interesting and annoying about this book is that it truly is the book equivalent of a tasting menu. Each person gets a page or two, and some people are mentioned solely based on how the author felt or interacted with them (so not even basic bio info, just a mention of the name). That being said though, it allows for a quick view of a lot of people and perhaps will encourage someone to go look up a full biography of anyone that peaks their interest. There is a variety of artists and writers in on this project so it is quick to read, offers a wide array of art styles and an different list of people than most "best of the best" biography books. There is more inclusion here, purposefully making sure to include lots of women of color, as well as those on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. All in all; happy to have read it....tell me what you think!
I really enjoyed this Manga series, it's quirky and fun all about girls who are really too shy to function and the outgoing guy (who dresses like a girl) trying to encourage them to expand their horizons. There is also a bit of a love triangle with two brothers (the one who dresses up in female clothing and the one who doesn't) and one girl who is obsessed with jellyfish. I really like how it's all playing out with the readers learning more of the personalities of each person living in the house; as well as the overall theme of trying to save their building from the "evil" renovation company who wants to buy their home to do a redevelopment project. I heard there was an anime coming, I may look for it....I feel like this would definitely benefit from moving action.
This is a brand new Manga, and I really liked it....of course I'm a sucker for spy novels, so....yeah. Basically Master Spy Twilight has to find a family to accomplish a mission; and he finds a young girl at an orphanage and adopts her. She happens to be a telepath and wants to do whatever is needed to keep her family, but is also confused with the discrepancy between what her "father" says and what he thinks. Twilight needs a wife, and stumbles across the path of an assassin who is undercover and needs a family to stay that way....the little telepath thinks they would be the perfect family; and now.....they are. This is the first volume, so lots of setup, can't wait to see how things develop, really good so far.
I had to try this one, because I am a bit obsessed with Alice in Wonderland stuff; and though I enjoyed it, it was not what I was expecting and I'm not sure if I'll read more than the 2 I have read thus far. Basically, it's called Wonderland because a strange "incident" (still undefined as to what) causes an entire provence to shrink to tiny size, and many of the people die (cats/birds/random accidents relating to incredibly small people in a big world). Yukko is the main protagonist, she meets Alice as she leaves her house to try and find help. Unfortunately Alice doesn't speak much Japanese so there are some communication issues; and also a secret government agency seems to be responsible and is hunting the little people, and Alice for nefarious purposes. This is a dark book, not funny....and interesting....I may read more just because I'm curious.....we shall see. Give it a try if you like darker manga.
This comic series has been here awhile but I never got around to reading it....it is also slow in production (only 4 of them thus far); but I tried it, and am really glad I did. Liu creates an elaborate universe with warring tribes of nonhumans, divine creations and human mages (with all the atrocities that go with that). The main character, Maika Halfwolf, is on the run and trying to see what happened to her mother and also how she came to be possessed by a god-like creature that causes her to need to feed (and quite violently). The first volume gives a lot of background of the world, while pulling you into the issues of Maika. The second volume is more exploration of the world and dribs and drabs of clues for what is happening and reminders of all the characters who are hunting Maika and why. I really enjoyed this series, it is beautiful and full of emotion and action and just overall pretty cool.
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