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Comic review: Step Aside, Pops

I wish I had the words to describe what Kate Beaton’s humor is like. It’s sort of absurd, highly unexpected and laced with an undertone of trying to teach you things (I know, right?) But trying to actually encapsulate why it’s so hilarious to someone who hasn’t read it before is an impossible task. You…


Manga review: Miles Edgeworth Investigations 1

I could make this the shortest review in the history of me writing book reviews. If you liked the Phoenix Wright serial manga (not the books of short comics), you’ll like this. If you like Miles and Gumshoe from the games, you’ll like this. If you just want mystery manga, it’s still entertaining, but the…


Manga review: Detective Conan 42

Detective Conan is a manga that largely doesn’t go anywhere. I don’t generally mind this. It’s similar to its peers in other media in that way – sort of a gag-a-day but for mysteries. I get why it bugs some people, but I’ve never been bothered about it because I enjoy the mysteries. Still, sometimes…


Comic review: Gunnerkrigg Court 5

One of the interesting things about reading the trade collection of a webcomic that you don’t get so much with a more traditional comic collection is seeing things in greater context. Regular comics come in chunks of 20-32 pages usually, allowing for the story to be read as chapters. But for web comics, they’re often…


Novel Review: A Red-Rose Chain

One of the biggest problems with a book you can’t put down is that once it’s done, you have THAT MUCH LONGER TO WAIT until you get the next one. I suppose you could say it’s a good problem to have, but it also REALLY sucks at first!   Toby is gaining something of a…


Comic review: Princess Ugg vol. 2

I did it again. I unwittingly started at book 2 of a series AGAIN! Ugh. And in this case, I think I’d really suggest starting at book 1. I’m used to this by now, and I found it a little tough to follow at the start. Not impossible, but if you can come into it…


Manga review: Fairy Tail vol. 49


Comics review: Last of the Sandwalkers


Manga review: Tiger & Bunny vol. 7