Book Reviews: Heroman Vol. 1 (Tamon Ohta)


Vertical has been attempting to snag a bigger slice of the mainstream manga pie in various ways now. This latest attempt is the adaptation of the Stan Lee + BONES anime which I liked for being an interesting Japan-POV take on the American kids'-comics mythos: kid has his robot toy struck by lightning and it turns into a giant fighting companion (see: Johnny Sokko, et al.), one which comes in great handy when fending off a burgeoning alien invasion. Emphasis here is not on the gimmick but on little Joey Jones's growing accustomed to the idea of being anybody's hero, especially when he's spent the better part of his young life being everyone else's kickball. Bad points: amateurish art by Tamon Ohta, and a translation that seems way below par for the typically meticulous Vertical folks.


Tags: books manga review Vertical Inc.



Product purchases
support this site.


About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Serdar in the category Book Reviews | Books, published on October 26, 2012 5:21 PM.

You can see alphabetical or chronological listings of all entries in this category.

» See other Book Reviews entries for the month of October 2012.

» See other Books entries for the month of October 2012.

» See all other entries for the month of October 2012.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

About Me

I'm an independent SF and fantasy author, technology journalist, and freelance contemplator for how SF can be made into something more than just a way to blow stuff up.

My Goodreads author profile.

Learn some more about me.

My Books

Coming Soon

Out Now

More of my books

Search This Site


Other People We Like

Fandom

Archives