Thursday, April 12, 2012

MANGAMAN


Okay, apparently there's a "rip" in the space-time continuum (a wormhole?) so a manga character, Ryoko, winds up in a western-style high-school drama.

The most popular, beautiful girl in the school falls for him (and he for her). There's an angry ex-boyfriend to deal with, and strange beasts from the other side of the rip.

What makes it all work so well is the blended artistry of writer Barry Lyga and illustrator Colleen Doran. They make magic together in this book - a fun story is complemented with manga and "standard" comic drawing.

So if you like comics or manga, read Mangaman. And if you don't like comics or manga, this one might change your mind.


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2 comments:

Liviania said...

This sounds awesome.

gonovice said...

Liviania,

It's a pretty quick read, and very well done. I hope you enjoy it.

Note that at Powells.com, the "Publisher comments" on the Mangaman page are for a completely different book. But scroll past that, and the review and synopsis ARE for Mangaman.