Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky: Thunderbolts and Lightning

In the year UC 0079, tensions between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon led to the One Year War, a battle motivated by Zeon’s desire to exist independently of the Federation. The war, detailed in the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime (and retold via the gorgeous Gundam: The Origin manga series) was the … Continue reading Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky: Thunderbolts and Lightning

Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama: Deju Vu All Over Again

Dragon Ball Super takes the franchise to a whole new level. Just as the scope of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe increased with the addition of cosmic properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange, so too does the world of Dragon Ball grow exponentially larger. Taking place years after Goku’s victory against Kid Buu (or … Continue reading Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama: Deju Vu All Over Again

Gyo by Junji Ito: Fish Heads, Fish Heads, Roly-Poly Fish Heads

Junji Ito is, by far, one of my favorite manga storytellers. He's also the best horror writers I've ever read because of his penchant for Lovecraftian terror, forcing his victims to suffer through deep, existential dread by an unknown force. Uzumaki is a favorite and serves as a great introduction to his style of surrealist horror. … Continue reading Gyo by Junji Ito: Fish Heads, Fish Heads, Roly-Poly Fish Heads