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Mini Review: Comic (Vol. 05)

Comic (Vol. 05) – SiHyn Ha
Published by Yen Press

This volume of Comic must’ve hit nearly every shoujo cliché in the book, and on the basis of predictability, it certainly took a lot away from the story. On the other hand, shoujo clichés are overused for a reason, because at some point or another they’re pulled off in a way that makes you keep on reading with genuine interest.

Picking up where the last book left off, Alice makes a direct confrontation with Patrick regarding Daria’s claim that the two are dating. Ever the clever one (refreshingly so), Patrick easily deduces the source of the problem and tells Daria to back off and that he’s finally going to tell Alice how he really feels. But of course things never go as smoothly as one would hope, and even after feelings are shared, it takes only one little slip-up, and a witness to see it, to spiral everything back to where they started.

For all of Patrick’s common sense, Alice continues to run completely on her own emotions, which can be a little frustrating, but at the same time they sort of compliment each other in that regard. While I continue to enjoy this series for its quirky relationships (I can’t wait for the new character to become more relevant!), I’m still depressed that bestfriend Daria has so swiftly spiraled into the role of conniving backstabber when a boy was tossed into the picture.

Review written February 10, 2009 by Lissa Pattillo
Book provided by Yen Press for review purposes

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.

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4 Responses

  1. Tina says:

    Is that a swastika on his arm? Lord, what some publishers are getting away with these days.

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  3. lol Tina a swatsticker isn't exactly something evil ya know.

    In the volume the guy ends up dressed as a nazi at a costume party. That said the swatskicker was originaly a buddhist symbol that was usurped by the nazis.

    People are waaaay to over sensitive these days.

  4. Tina says:

    Way to completely miss the point Tiamat.

    It's called sarcasm – perhaps you've heard of it.

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