This is a humorous take on 30 familiar fairy tales and fables where Cinderella and Pinocchio have attitude, the Little Mermaid has really bad luck, and Little Red Riding Hood karate kicks the big bad wolf all the way back to his house.
A new vision based on Astro Boy – “The Greatest Robot On Earth” R to L (Japanese Style). Pluto… Sahad… Goji… Abullah… Mysterious figures somehow involved with the serial murders of the great robots of the world. Europol’s top robot detective Gesicht has been put on the case, and he’s mere steps away from discovering the horrifying truth behind the killer and his motives… Little does he realize that he’s also steps away from discovering a horrifying truth of his own… Masterfully crafted science fiction and suspense at its best! In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated…except for one very conspicuous clue – the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims’ heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case – and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets.
So, I know there are more volumes to go, but seriously, there aren’t many characters left! I’m still fascinated by this series, probably because I’m not sure where it’s headed.
A robot may not harm or kill a human being. Article 13 of the Robot LawsAdolph, a member of a robot hate group, is being used as a pawn and hunted down by the members of his own brotherhood. He must now turn to his worst enemy for protection–Gesicht, the robot who he believes killed his own brother.
A powerful, destructive force in the form of a tornado is killing the great robots of the world one by one. Who or what could be behind this whirlwind? Be it man or robot, it now has its sights set on Atom, the most advanced robot ever created–and Atom is ready to dive right into the eye of the storm.
The Lighthouse in the Wasteland Lag finds his long-lost hero Gauche Suede! But Gauche’s heart is so depleted that he has no memory of his former self, and now goes by Noir the Marauder. Lag’s only hope to recover the real Gauche is a special letter bullet that will convey Lag’s heart to his friend. Lag’s not sure how to go about writing the perfect letter, but his Letter Bee duties offer some good lessons in connecting hearts.
Amberground is locked in darkness. A man-made star casts only a dim light over the land. The pitch-black wilderness is infested with Gaichuu–colossal insects with metal exoskeletons. The Gaichuu make travel between the cities of Amberground extremely dangerous. But thankfully the Letter Bees, a brave corps of messengers, risk their lives in order to keep the hearts of Amberground connected.
The Man Who Could Not Become Spirit In the town of Honey Waters, Lag seeks out “the Man Who Could Not Become Spirit,” who might have information on the missing Gauche Suede. Lag’s disappointed to find out that he’s a charlatan. However, the heart of this strange man in this strange little town yields a surprising clue. Lag might be closer than he ever imagined.
A Letter Full of Lies Lag, now a Letter Bee rookie, meets Dr. Thunderland, Jr. a peculiar man who collects and catalogs the various Amberground species. When the doctor takes a particular interest in Steak, Lag and Niche have to hustle to keep him off the doctor’s dissection table! The ensuing chaos pays off for Lag when the doctor reveals that Gauche—Lag’s missing hero—paid the doctor a visit before he disappeared.
I read this volume shortly after finishing viewing the Black Butler anime series. I was feeling all sad and missing the characters and then was like, “oh yeah! I’ve got another volume laying around that I haven’t read yet!” and all was good. Though I noticed that this whole circus story arc wasn’t in the anime. Too bad, ’cause it’s an intriguing little story.
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key unwinds into its fourth volume in Keys to the Kingdom. With more keys making themselves known, and the depths of the Locke family’s mystery ever-expanding, Dodge’s desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the inhabitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion.
This is one of those books where I’m entirely sure what was going on, but I enjoyed the journey. I’ve read TenNapel’s work before and it seemed relatively straightforward, so imagine my surprise when I come across Ratfist. We’ve got Ratfist and his sidekicks (an actual rat and the remains of Ratfist’s tail, both of which are sentient and rather talkative) and they’re trying to save the world from an evil corporation that Ratfist had initially supported until he came face to face with the repercussions. In the mix is the mysterious and completely bizarre Space Tiki who proves to be more than a bit of a catalyst for the strange events unfolding within the graphic novel.
I know that there’s probably some sort of religious message going on here, given that there’s a Bible verse at the very end and TenNapel is known for subtle allegories. In this particular offering, however, I have no idea what the actual message is. Either I’m really not up on my religious symbolism or…something. Like I said, I’m not entirely certain of what I just read. There were plenty of moments of genuine hilarity and everything about the story was so unexpected that I couldn’t stop reading.
Note: I read this via NetGalley and online reading is not my preferred method. I had some serious difficulties making out the text onscreen, so this *may* account for my lack of understanding.
When the SOS Brigade receives an urgent message that the Computer Research Society’s president has gone missing, Haruhi confidently promises to locate him, and the SOS Brigade is off!
Of course, they have no idea where to start…
Is the new SOS Brigade insignia that Haruhi designed to blame for all of this???
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Manga Volume 5 Manufacturer: Yen PressIt’s summer break, but not for the SOS Brigade! With only a month of vacation left, Haruhi has devised a plan to pack as much fun as possible into their final days of freedom. But is Kyon up for the “endless summer” Haruhi has in mind?Story by Nagaru Tanigawa and Art by Gaku Tsugano.
Um…well, I can’t say that this is what I expected when I began reading. In fact, I’m not quite sure anything could have prepared me for what resides between those covers. I’ve read a fair amount of Alan Moore, so it’s not like I’m uninitiated, but this, while morbidly compelling, left a nasty taste in my mouth.
So, we’ve got a bunch of ritualized murders and a bunch of creepy people speaking in a Lovecraftian language. That much I can handle. It’s the point at which an FBI agent gets kidnapped by a Lovecraft cult to sexually service a monster where I began to feel uncomfortable. Lovecraft’s works aren’t sexual in nature; any of that stuff takes place “off screen”. Here, Moore has put those unholy unions front and center. For better or worse, I’m not sure. I think I get what he’s trying to do here, but it still doesn’t sit well with me. However, judging by the relatively high star rating here on goodreads, I’m guessing others liked it just fine.
Before his mysterious disappearance and untimely death, the world-famous fantasy author Wilson Taylor helped bring two enduring creations into the world: Tommy Taylor, the fictional boy wizard who starred in his best selling book…and Tom Taylor, his real-life son
Armed with his father’s journals, Tom Taylor begins a journey to uncover the truth behind how he came into this world. Was he born of flesh and blood, or written into existence by sheer storytelling magic?
His quest will take him across the United States and even into the past – to the Golden Age of comic books and the birth of a new type of hero.
The critically acclaimed creative team of Mike Carey and Peter Gross present THE UNWRITTEN: ON TO GENESIS – a story of suspense, secrets and the superhuman.
After the shocking return of Tommy’s father, best-selling fantasy author Wilson Taylor, the mysterious Cabal audition a new assassin and Tom seeks out “the source.” The source of what? He’s not really sure, but it looks like a whale, and apparently it can be found in the Nantucket farmhouse where Moby-Dick was written. What he finds is a path into a whole different ocean, with more trouble (and more whales) than he could possibly imagine.
Still, with his sharp tongue and unequaled shrewdness, the sorcerer from Liverpool has manged to raise himself to a position as rarefied as it is dangerous: being the magician of last resort for a world under constant siege from the forces of chaos and evil. That same rough path has also sharpened his mind, and taught him a thing or two about ruthlessness. Now, with the outcome of an ancient prophecy hanging on his actions, it’s time for Constantine to bring the scales of justice back into balance – at Hell’s expense.
Collecting issues #23-28 of the acclaimed series from writer Brian Wood (DEMO). The world and characters of the DMZ are expanded and enriched in this volume as Matty Roth turns his attention to several locals — a guerilla artist, a former ally who’s now worse off than a homeless person, the powerful head of an organization within the DMZ and more
America’s worst nightmare has come true. Having neglected the threat of anti-establishment militias, the U.S. government is in danger of losing control. Middle America has violently risen up, coming to a standstill at Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ. Matty Roth, a naïve, aspiring photojournalist lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go horribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he’s only seen on television.
In this volume, Roth reluctantly lands an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. solider who’s found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ. What follows is a look at how the DMZ came to be, from the perspective of a kid who came from the Midwest and walked right into a nightmare.