Shigeru Mizuki's a comics legend in Japan, but relatively unknown in the United States. Thankfully, the recent publication of his four-volume comics history of the Showa era stands to introduce a whole new audience to his work. Covering the entirety of the Showa era (including World War II) Mizuki creates both a compelling popular history as well as a memoir of his own experiences as a dreamer, a (reluctant) solider, and an artist. In the process he illustrates how a country can (through pop culture, societal pressures and a refusal to change) buy so swiftly into militarism that by the time the citizens have realized what they've embraced, it's already too late.

Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan #1) Cover Image
By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770461352
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 12th, 2013

Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan #2) Cover Image
By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770461512
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - June 3rd, 2014

Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan #3) Cover Image
By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770461628
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 11th, 2014

Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan #3) Cover Image
By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770462014
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 29th, 2015

Are you a fan of superhero comics, but wish they'd spend less time mired in endless crossovers and years of continuity? Longing for a hint of that spark that brought you to the genre in the first place? One Punch Man is the answer: a Japanese comic about a put-upon superhero so powerful that he can defeat any enemy, no matter how terrifying, in JUST. ONE. PUNCH. You'd think that'd get tiring after a while, but mad genius ONE and fabulous artist Yusuke Murata combine the snappy humor of a webcomic with some of the best action scenes in comics to create what's for my money the best pure superhero comic currently being serialized. 

One-Punch Man, Vol. 5 (One Punch Man #5) Cover Image
By Yusuke Murata (Illustrator), ONE
$9.99
ISBN: 9781421569543
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - March 2016

One-Punch Man, Vol. 6 (One Punch Man #6) Cover Image
By Yusuke Murata (Illustrator), ONE
$9.99
ISBN: 9781421585277
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - May 3rd, 2016

With the recent end of BBC's excellent TV adaptation, there's no better time than now to check out Susanna Clarke's ten-year masterpiece. It's a comedy of manners, it's a fully rendered alternate history, it's bubbling over with a deeply realized sense of the weird that erupts into something incredible in the final chapters. Granted, this is no book for the faint of heart: it comes with dozens of charming but occasionally digressive footnotes, and the story takes a while to play its hand. But the magic in this set of Tarot cards stands alone as the work of a singular imagination, fully worth the ten years it took to conjure.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620409909
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 26th, 2015

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