“Semi-fine Dining” – Ristorante Paradiso

Indeed, what could be more dignified than such an Epicurean lifestyle, unanchored by the heavier emotions, devoted to the pursuit of scrumptious food, high fashion, handsome men and easy pleasure before all else?

A line drawing of a man with light colored hair and a dark shirt, leaning forward intently. This is art from the romantic manga Ristorante Paradiso

Last Week’s Comics 6/21/2017

Team Unwinnable reviews Bitch Planet Triple Feature, Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie and Black Bolt in this week’s Last Week’s Comics!

Black Bolt charging toward the camera, his back illuminated by oranges and dark blues. This is art from Black Bolt #2.

Last Weeks Comics 6/14/2017

Magnus #1 (Dynamite—Writer: Kyle Higgins; Artist: Jorge Fornes) Magnus #1 is a comic book that I went into with low expectations that were rapidly erased by halfway through the issue. This is smart science fiction that introduces us to the re imagined world of a comic series that once featured a guy in a chainmail miniskirt karate chopping through armies of automatons and retro wacky-looking robots. This series has elements of that, but only time will tell if our Dr. Magnus will go all Old Boy on a bunch of rebelling bots. For now, it seems like she just wants

A black haired woman in a skin tight red and black colorblocked body suit, hair artfully disheveled in a high bun holding a cyborg head, wires falling from its grey skull. It has a feel of any performance of Hamlet where the actor goes "alas poor York I knew him well." This is the cover for Magnus #1.

“Isolation” – The Girl from the Other Side, Vol. 2

The Girl from the Other Side is a story about people desperate to connect but incapable of doing so.

Back cover for Volume 2 of the Girl from the Other Side, Volume 2. It is scratchy black and white illustrations, vaguely woodland-like.

“Gundam as a Bag of Hammers” – Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 3

Because the author does not understand the feelings he’s presenting to us and so relies on a language cobbled together from cliches, trite imagery and banal symbols he’s aped from a million disparate influences he never bothered to understand to convey feelings he’s does not understand.

A blue grey robot rising up through shattered white elements. This is the cover from Mobile Suit Gundam

Last Week’s Comics 5/10/2017

Unwinnable’s David Shimomura shares his thoughts on the recently collected James Bond 007: Hammerhead.

A man sitting behind a desk scattered with papers. A thought bubble hovers above his head saying "That will be all 007" This is a frame from the James Bond 007 comic Hammerhead