The first volume of a rebooted Xena: Warrior Princess reintroduces us to Xena and Gabrielle in an adventure that’s enjoyable, but unremarkable.
Telling the story of a budding friendship in a middle school dojo, Karate Heat is a more cheerful, light-hearted take on sports manga archetypes.
Lady Mechanika’s trip to Mexico dials back the steampunk in favour of an authentic exploration of Dia de Muertos, and it’s a treat.
Ping Pong Dash! endeavours to blend Japan’s unique “yankee” youth culture with the tradition of sports manga, but it struggles to land a hit.
Harley Quinn: Red Meat brings together three short story arcs that don’t all land, but that do all show why Harley is such a wonderful character.
Australi #1 is a fine start to what’s sure to be great series, drawing on Australia’s wealth of untapped potential for fantasy.
Through the eyes of Stormer, Misfits #2 offers a candid, heartbreaking look at what it’s like to be a fat person in a skinny person’s world.
Lots of people are surprised at how cool and badass Jason Momoa’s Aquaman looks. He sure does, but that’s hardly unusual for Aquaman.
The first print edition of the excellent Fresh Romance from Rosy Press is now available, and you can catch my review of it over at NZ Booklovers.