The terrifying nature of mankind’s struggle has been well defined by the first three volumes of Attack on Titan. Now, the story takes a step back to look at the training they’ve all gone through, which unfortunately costs the narrative a good deal of momentum.
Nimona is unlike almost any other graphic novel you’ve ever read. Irreverent yet heartfelt, comical throughout yet serious at points, the graphic novel is a marvelous amalgamation of fantasy, black comedy, and wit. It also happens to be a shame that a large piece of the book’s ultimate thematic elements become a wholehearted endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle.
The people who preceded the coming of the titans thought that a non-human enemy would unite them. But to think so is to misunderstand the human condition – a fact Eren now understands far too well.
In war and horror alike, the meaning of bravery becomes amplified as the danger increases. But perhaps the most tragic question to come from these stories is, how do you keep fighting when your best friend is gone? That’s a question that Attack on Titan tackles in its second volume, with surprising nuance.
Forget everything you know about manga.
Remember that time that Otto Octavius was Spider-Man?
Antiheroes are all the rage, and the Suicide Squad property has certainly ridden that wave. The New 52 reboot, unlike the film, does have its moments, even if overall it’s little more than a superfluous indulgence.