Umi Sakurai$14.99 $13.94
A Man and His Cat is the light, sweet, warm-and-fluffy story of an older man who adopts a round little exotic cat that no one else seemed to want. Each of them learns more about the other with every passing day, with stories any cat lover would be able to relate to. Though humorous and charming, the human protagonist of this story seems to have a hidden tragedy in his past, which helps to further keep the reader's interest. This is a manga I think everyone can enjoy!
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons$24.99 $23.24
Watchmen has been a notable book since it was first published in 1986. Its departure from the typical "family-friendly" superhero comics formula and its cast of distinctive, flawed characters greatly appealed to me. Set in an alternative history, Watchmen chronicles a group of costumed vigilantes who come out of retirement to investigate the murder of one of their teammates.
Junji Ito$22.99 $21.38
Junji Ito is the Japanese master of horror comics, and Gyo's got to be one of his most unsettling works. A couple in Okinawa encounters a fish with spider-like legs in their home, and the stench of death hangs in the air... As the two dig deeper for answers, they realize they've gone from being in a mystery to living in a nightmare. All of Junji Ito's works are remarkable, but this one will always stand out in my mind.
Riyoko Ikeda$38.99 $36.26
Rose of Versailles tells the story of Marie Antoinette through the eyes of Oscar, a woman who was raised as a man to become the leader of the palace guards. Drama, intrigue, and bittersweet love stuff the pages of these hefty hardcover volumes. Originally published in the early 1970s, Riyoko Ikeda's art is intricate and outstanding, creating gorgeous characters whose eyes are filled with stars. A wonderful read for any fan of Marie Antoinette, manga, or beautiful artwork!
Roger Langridge$15.99 $14.87
Dynamite's Betty Boop comics are a treat for the nostalgic while also being a refreshing new take on familiar age-old characters. Betty Boop is back, of course, but you'll also see classic Fleischer Studios characters like Bimbo the Dog, Koko the Clown, Grampy, and more! This volume, which collects all four individual comic issues, is short but sweet.
Shirow Miwa$12.99 $12.08
Where to start with DOGS: Bullets and Carnage? It's an intense, action-packed series with cool characters and perfect artwork. Shirow Miwa has a way of illustrating scenes that make it seem like each character is frozen in time, like he's captured individual millisecond moments with his pen. Four misfit antiheros meet through a series of coincidences and have to work together to find their way to "The Below".
Cece Bell$14.99 $13.94
El Deafo is an adorable book! This illustrated memoir is funny while also being emotionally stirring, which I enjoy in a graphic novel. I consider El Deafo to be an important book that can easily be enjoyed by both kids and adults, hearing and deaf alike.