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Butlers And Vigilantes

By Mat K.

There are quite a few books this week, and also a lot of premiers, so let’s jump right into it. Finally, after you have all waited with bated breath, here comes the first volume of Black Butler by Yana Toboso (many of you might still know it as Kuroshitsuji). For anyone not familiar with it, here’s a synopsis: Just a stone’s throw from London stands the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant, and a 12-year old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler Sebastian stands by his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. Whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there is practically nothing Sebastian cannot do. One might even say Sebastian is too good to be true, or at least, too good to be human!

Next on the list of stuff worth reading is Ratman Volume 1 by INUI Sekihiko. In Ratman Shuto Katsuragi is a shrimp that can’t catch a break. He wants to emulate his favorite super hero, Mr. Thunder, but instead he gets teased all the time for his height and he can’t win any fights. The one thing that keeps him going is his love for super heroes, which he shares with his classmate Mirea Mizushima. Little does he know that she’s about to make his dreams come true by tricking him into participating in her mother’s experiments. Continue reading

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Jump Comic’s One Piece: One Piece, Two Piece, Red Piece, Blue Piece

By Mat K.

Wow, it’s good to be back. The holidays this year were so nuts that we had to take a little hiatus. If any of you came by shopping last week you must have noticed that there were no new releases at all, in fact the only comics were some Fall Of Hulks thing and a Blackest Night issue. The good news is that it’s the first release week of the month and that means a million books you know you’ve been waiting for.

The first hunk of big news is One Piece. Now if you read Naruto, (or even if you don’t), you may remember the last couple years around this time Viz started pumping out 4 issues a month or so in order to catch up with the rapidly progressing Japanese issues. Well, apparently we started getting dangerously close to current Naruto issues, and they realized we were still desperately behind in One Piece, because in 2010 it’s Luffy’s turn. That’s right, this week 5 whole volumes of One Piece come out at once, 24-28. Continue reading

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