MCM Comic Con is back, and so are we! Find us at the ExCel centre with a whole list of Dark Horse, Vertical, and Kodansha Comics, all at 20% off the cover price. Need some inspiration? Read on and find out what to read next…
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
(Dark Horse, 9781506711980, p/b, £41.99)
Going strong since 1989, this is an intense epic set in a dark, medieval-inspired fantasy Europe where fearsome warrior Guts struggles to maintain his humanity while seeking vengeance against the man who branded him an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his enormous strength, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must fight his bleak destiny and fence off against demonic forces attracted to him and his companion because of a demonic mark on their necks.
Violent, horrifying, mercilessly funny and not for the squeamish – Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme.
Emanon Volume 1: Memories of Emanon
(Dark Horse, 9781506709819, p/b, £12.99)
The year is 1967, the war is raging in Vietnam, the Apollo Project has just met with disaster as three astronauts die in a capsule fire; and on a long night-time ferry ride back home, a young man will meet a mysterious young woman who carries a past deeper and more profound than his dreams and fears of tomorrow. Her name is Emanon (‘No name’), and she has a memory dating back to 3 billion years ago, when life first appeared on Earth.
Exquisitely drawn by the artist of the Eisner-nominated Wandering Island, Emanon is an exceptional and haunting story about the beauty and messiness of life.
I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volume 1
(Kodansha Comics, 9781632368218, p/b, £9.99)
Practical, friendless, and not in any clubs, ninth grader Yusuke Yotsuya is a loner and he likes it that way. But one day, he and two female classmates are suddenly sent to a fantasy world, where they are forced to work together and battle for their lives. The girls are a wizard and a warrior, but Yusuke Yotsuya has been reincarnated as a farmer. How is someone who’s only ever wanted to be left alone supposed to be a hero?
A one-of-a-kind original manga that will challenge everything you thought you knew about fantasy.
Knights of Sidonia Master Edition Volume 1
(Vertical Comics, 9781947194427, p/b, £29.99)
A thousand years into the future, humanity has fled to space. Amongst them is Nagate Tanikaze, once a homeless teen living in the depths of a space colony and now the lead fighter pilot, protecting said space colony from a race of shape-shifting space giants.
A combination of science-fiction and post-apocalyptic action with a traditional Japanese aesthetic, Knights of Sidonia is a military drama of the highest calibre.
NieR: Automata World Guide Volume 1
(Dark Horse, 9781506710310, h/b, £33.99)
NieR: Automata is a unique, genre-bending game with near-endless replay value as its various narrative strands adapt to player’s choices. Renowned for its evocative environments and deeply human characters, the world of NieR is as fascinating as it is beautiful. This faithful localisation of the original Japanese World Guide delves deeper into NieR with maps, character biographies, short stories, concept art, commentary, and more.
O Maidens in Your Savage Season 1
(Kodansha Comics, 9781632368188, p/b, £10.99)
Kazusa, a once quiet middle schooler, joins the high school literature club determined to make friends. But the books are a little different than what she’s used to: sex and sexuality feature heavily, and the prudish club president, the class beauty, and the other nerdy girls’ all have different opinions on it.
A funny, so-true-it’s-sometimes-embarrassing coming-of-age story, O Maidens is the moving journey of a group of high school girls figuring out their clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths towards adulthood.
(Vertical Comics, 9781947194472, p/b, £13.99)
Koyomi Araragi is studying hard in preparation for his college entrance exams when he begins to notice something very strange: his reflection no longer appears in a mirror, a characteristic of a true vampire. Worried about the state of his body, he enlists the help of the human-like doll Yotsugi Ononoki and her master Yozuru Kagenui, an immortal oddity specialist. Quickly realising what is wrong with him, Yozuru gives him two choices: either abstain from using the vampiric abilities he received from Shinobu Oshino, or lose his humanity forever.
Witch Hat Atelier Volume 1
(Kodansha Comics, 9781632367709, p/b, £10.99)
In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: she wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Coco is about to give up on her dream to become a witch… until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, travelling magician. After secretly seeing Qifrey perform magic in a way she’s never seen before, Coco soon learns what everybody “knows” might not be the truth, and discovers that her magical dream may not be as far away as it may seem…
Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life.
Turnaround will be exhibiting at MCM ComicCon London from 24 – 26 May at Stand N610, Comics Village. Come visit us!