Tuesday, June 10, 2008


by Maki Kusomoto

Alright. The main character's cup floweth over with self loathing. Mitsu is aloof and mysterious, beautiful and intriguing. Kishi knows that she's uncompromising and selfish, but he doesn't realize how seriously disturbed she is. She's obsessed with being as perfect as the paintings that her ex boyfriend used her as a model for. The visual layout of the book is really nice. I like the colors and the paneling. The character design is not my cup of tea. Everyone has really big foreheads, tiny chins and huge eyes (adorned with borderline ridiculous lashes). I figured I'd give it a try.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Written by Mark Millar
Art by Tommy Lee Edwards

One more Mark Millar mini series to add to the list. Toby is 13. His parents are divorced. His mom remarries some rich guy. His dad is a loser, but a nice dude. Toby loves to read comic books. Him and his dad take a walk in the woods to look at a house where his dad used to hang out as a kid. Toby peeps something a little weird in an upstairs window. News reports later in the day validate his suspicions. He sneaks out in the middle of the night to spy on the house in the woods...

Good storytelling! I do, indeed, look forward to the rest of this series.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Angel: Revelations

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by Adam Pollina

I'd like to start this off by saying that I don't read too many Marvel titles. I've never been a huge fan of superhero comics, I kinda pick and choose. So, this comic is about Angel, of the X-Men. I like the way the story is told. It's very welcoming to me, as an outsider of sorts. A tiny girl with stigmata tells her local priest about dreams she's been having which involve Warren Worthington (Angel). And so begins the tale, but the real sugar here is the art. It is absolutely unique, I love it. Check it out, breathe it in.

It gets a triple threat out of a double entendre.