New Releases for the week of April 10th, 2019
“We are the last warriors, the last pacifists of that school, and I leave her inheritance in your hands … you are a Gaijin.” A feudal Japan with anthropomorphic and samurai animals inspired by Homer’s poem on “War of Mice and Frogs”, Batrachomyomachia. As in the classic poem, one tells of the futility of war and the desire for peace by GAIJIN, a foreign salamander in a Japan of frogs invaded by lizards.
Fourteen year old
Shianndrea is dealing with the hardships of any normal teenage girl. She’s in
love with a boy who is way out of her league and dating someone else. She hates
the way she looks. Her teachers are overbearing. And her rival just so happens
to be a star pupil who’s always willing to make her look bad. But Shianndrea is
not like any normal girl. She is a ninja princess, born into a world of martial
arts training and death-defying ninja action, all in order to safeguard Japan
from its evil Emperor.
This 326 page hardcover collects volumes 1 and 2 of Shinobi: Ninja Princess and includes production artwork and character bios!
What people are saying
about Shinobi: Ninja
“The story would be fun enough for parent and child alike, achieving that uncommon bridge between generations.” (Graphic Policy)
“There is lots of action in Shinobi: Ninja Princess. It’s also a great all ages comic. Parents can relax if their child wants to read this and know that there is nothing inappropriate in it at all.” (Daddy Mojo)
“I’d say if you’ve got a kid, say 6-8, possibly even 10 years old, and they’re into ninjas and you want to get them away from the TV to read a bit, this might be something to look into.” (Geeks of Doom)
Maggie can leap across tall buildings, take on a small army single-handed, and even dodge bullets. But talking to new peoples or making new friends? No way! None of Maggie’s training will prepare her for her greatest adversary yet: freshman year of high school! To make matters worse, there’s a boy at school who knows about her secret hero work. Is he an ally? Or will he spill Maggie’s secret and sabotage the next four years of high school? While Maggie is distracted by school, what will her recently defeated nemesis be plotting from prison?
What people are saying
“Sweetie balances the thrill of an action hero story with a slice of life that both readers young and old will enjoy.” (School Library Journal)
“Action stories are not always my favorite, but when some amazing people take a crack at it, it is sure to be a success! The art, the story, and the characters all aligned to create an thrilling new comic, and I look forward to seeing what’s next for Maggie and her friends!” (Pullbox Reviews)
“The characterisation is amazing, the story & plot development is stunningly good and wrap it all up in this interior artwork and the book is bloody well brilliant!” (Reading with a Flight Ring)