by Barry Lyga, Colleen Doran

Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece with art by multi-Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran. Together they combine manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless comic hybrid. Ryoko, a character from the word of manga, falls hard—through the Rip into the "real" world and in love with the most beautiful girl in a typical American high school.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547852133
  • ISBN-10: 0547852134
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 11/06/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 40

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    “Fantastic—in every sense of the word! . . . Fans of both comics and manga will love Mangaman.” —Jeff Smith, author of Bone

    When Ryoko Kiyami, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the “real” Western world, he must learn to survive as an outsider at a typical American high school. He must find a way back through the Rip to his manga world, but things tangle up when he develops “hearts for eyes” for a beautiful girl from the wrong kind of comic book. This metafictive masterpiece blends manga and traditional Western comic book styles to create a complex comic hybrid that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking.

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    "An inventive offering, sure to please fans of both American and Japanese comics."—Kirkus, starred review

    "Fantastic—in every sense of the word! Lyga and Doran have created an eye-popping fun-ride through the comics traditions of East and West. Fans of both comics and manga will love Mangaman. Colleen Doran’s encyclopedic, rapid-fire grasp of manga conventions blows my mind!" —Jeff Smith, author of Bone 

    "This is a wonderful, funny, touching story about the ultimate outsider seeking adventure and love within the borders that surround us all.  There's some seriously innovative storytelling going on here, and the artwork is sensational.  If you're looking for a fun read, a romp, a rollicking good time...then seriously: buy this book."  —J. Michael Straczynski, New York Times Bestselling author of Superman: Earth One "This title will appeal to readers who are fans of both manga and Western comics or crossover titles such as Wolverine: Prodigal Son (2009) and X-men: Misfits (2009)."—Booklist "Esteemed artist Doran juggles manga and Western illustration styles effortlessly, capturing their defining characteristics with pitch-perfect accuracy." —School Library Journal, starred review
    "Wonderfully quirky and subversive humor."--Bulletin