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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko Piko Middle School Students Vol 1

Mysterious invaders are threatening Earth . . . so recruit a group of elite school kids to play video games that secretly train them for the real fight that lies ahead! Does this plan sound familiar? Well, they’d better get a new plan, because the elite school kids are Shinji, Rei, Asuka, and Kaworu, and they’re too busy playing games to ever get in the fricking robot!

Ok, you managed to get this far after that mouthful of a title, so congratulations. Now, if you’re looking for more of the serious Eva content you’d expect, this isn’t it. However, if a comedic twist is your thing, *breathe* Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko Piko Middle School Students is where it’s at.

While this new Eva book still has all the characters, the world, even the threat of the Angels, it’s not wh...

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Rise of the Black Flame

The BPRD’s greatest foe was not always a man . . .

Little English girls are going missing, and the trail leads to a bloodthirsty cult wielding an ancient power of evil—the Cult of the Black Flame.

No villain in the history of Mike Mignola’s line of books has caused as much death and destruction as the Black Flame. See what it was like when that power belonged to a secret order of priests hidden in the jungles of Siam.

To this day a part of me always feels a little hesitant when I go into a book related to anything related to Hellboy. There’s so much background info I’m losing out on not having read anything from the core series. Even so, I broke open the trade for Rise of the Black Flame in hopes I would enjoy it regardless.

Set during the early 20th century in Siam, the growing di...

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The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #1

Who doesn’t like Surf and Turf? Well, what do you do when Surf and Turf doesn’t like YOU?????????

The Eisner Award–losing and winning drawing-room talkfest The Shaolin Cowboy returns and will try to answer those questions as the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge . . . AGAIN!!!!

This is definitely one of those cases where I try to come into a series late and it doesn’t end well. It’s not to say that this book was bad, but I just plain had no clue what was going on. So when issue one asks The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?, that was not even a question I had.

Here’s what I was able to figure out from this next part of the series...

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Soupy Leaves Home TPB

Pearl Plankette ran away from her home to escape an abusive father and an unhappy future. Disguised and reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to an unlikely hobo, and they begin their journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California in this train-hopping, Depression-era coming-of-age tale.

Out of the terrible era of the Great Depression we still get the good tales of the ever moving hobo. Catching trains, avoiding police, making their way however they could, they had quite the interesting lives. In Soupy Leaves Home, we follow the life of a very different but just as interesting hobo.

Although she may have come from a family of wealth, young Pearl did not have a happy life...

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Cryptocracy TPB

For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

I have never been one to get into politics, but with current times it’s hard not to. You really have to wonder if there are higher powers pulling strings, and if so, what are they thinking right now? Now collecting the first half dozen issues, the Cryptocracy trade looks further into a world where that is the case.

Following the attack in issue one, the Elders of the nine Families gather to debate, or rather argue about the recent events...

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