Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Mangaman by Barry Lyga, art by Colleen Doran, 112 pages

In this fun, genre-bending graphic novel, the titular Mangaman is Ryoko, a hero from Japanese comics that is blasted into a typical American comic (except that the residents of the American comic don't realize they're comic characters). Despite dealing (hilariously) with the common features of manga, Ryoko manages to fall in love with all-American girl Marissa. It's a typical plot, but the mash-up of manga and western comics styles is brilliant. High five to Lyga for his fantastic idea, and a million high fives to Doran for her excellent artwork. I had a blast reading this!

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