The latest “The Manga Guide To..” series brings us the universe. This is the second book from the series I have reviewed and I was looking forward to how this will encompass the vastness of the universe as a topic. As always, the story unfolds in manga form while teaching the reader all the questions raised. It starts with the Japanese story of Kaguya-hime, and her wish to go back to the Moon where she came from. This setting opens up the universe, with the book guiding you on your journey.
One of my favourite hobby-horses, is the lack of ethnic-looking women in comics. I grew with the X-Men and Batman but in the last few years I’ve realised how distinctly White the the entirety of the universes are, both DC and Marvel and various alternate universes. It amazes me, that these comics which are set … Read more