Manga Monday: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 1: Believe in the Strength Within Yourself

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 1

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 1 (Kishiro) is the type of manga that transcends the oftentimes strict expectations of the medium with both an incredibly impressive aesthetic and deep character drama to back it up. There is a dedication to storytelling that is so evident on every page that even at this length, it’s impossible to put down until the very last panel. 


Varus #2: Retribution: What We Choose To Show

Varus #2: Retribution

In Varus #2: Retribution (McNeill, Rudy), the main conflict of vengeance versus self-healing is an engaging and brilliant one, with a great ending, but the execution nonetheless relies on tropes about mental illness that I hope we leave behind as we understand better what fantastical metaphors mean for real people.