Manga Review: I Became a Legend a Decade Later After Telling My Comrades to Leave Everything to Me and Retreat First

Details: Currently ongoing. Also known as Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10 Nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita; 10 Years After Saying “Leave This to Me and Go,” I Became a Legend; and ここは俺に任せて先に行けと言ってから10年がたったら伝説になっていた

Score: 7/10

This manga is your standard fantasy manga in a sea of fantasy isekai stories.

The basic premise is that a group of adventurers in a fantasy world go fight this big bad demon. It doesn’t look like they can win, so the mage in the group tells the other two to retreat. They retreat and the mage spends the next ten years fighting this demon until he finally defeats it. He then returns to the human world to find that everyone thought he died and moved on. The mage now continues his adventure while pretending to be a low level adventurer when in reality he is one of the most powerful beings in the world.

This is your standard fantasy/isekai story with all the tropes. There’s an over powered main character. He walks arond wrecking everyone. That’s pretty much the whole story.

This is a one dimensional book and the only reason I enjoy this is because I am a sucker for fantasy/isekai stories. If you like this genre, you’ll enjoy this. If you don’t, don’t bother because this story is derivative. It does not deviate from the genre at all and does not introduce anything new to the genre.

Manhwa Review: A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special

Details: Korean name is 귀환자의 마법은 특별해야 합니다.

Score: 7/10

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special is a Korean web comic based on a series of light novels. It’s another fantasy story that follows a lot of the same tropes of contemporary Asian fantasy stories. I’m mostly addicted to these types of stories so I enjoyed it. This comic is currently ongoing.

The story takes place in a fantasy world where shadow rifts open up and heroes must go in and conquer them. After a group of heroes defeats one of these shadow rifts, an explosion sends one of the party members back into the past, years before the current events occur. Now this hero has decided to relive his life and strengthening himself and his allies in hopes of preventing the many deaths that occurred in the timeline he originally came from.

As said above there are a lot of fantasy/isekai tropes going on here. Our protagonist is overpowered since he traveled back in time with the knowledge and training that he originally lived through. He has knowledge of many events before they happen so he knows exactly how to act to counter certain events. It’s all pretty standard stuff for the genre.

The big kicker here is that this is likely the second best drawn Korean comic I’ve read. The best drawn Korean comic I’ve read is Solo Leveling. That art alone is enough to keep me interest. I also like the fantasy/isekai genre so there’s that.

Overall, this is a cookie cutter genre story that offers nothing that isn’t already offered in the other hundreds of fantasy/isekai stories out there. If you’re a sucker for the genre like I am, you’ll still likely enjoy this comic.

TV Show Review: The Boys

Details: More information can be found at https://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Season-1/dp/B07QMKXRFL and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/

Score: 7.3/10

The Boys is a new show from Amazon streaming that is based on the comic book of the same name. It takes place in a world of superheroes and focuses on a small group of people who want to take down some misbehaving superheroes.

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Manhwa Review: Tower of God

Details: You can read it here: https://www.webtoons.com/en/fantasy/tower-of-god/list?title_no=95&page=1

Score: 5.9/10

Tower of God is a Korean comic that’s translated on webtoons.com. It’s one of their most popular comics. I read through around two hundred issues before giving up on it. Currently, the best drawn Korean web comic I’ve found is Solo Leveling. The art here isn’t amazing and the story is mediocre in that I’ve seen a similar story told countless times before.

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Comic Book Review: Silver Surfer: Black, Issue #1

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/74840/silver_surfer_black_2019_1

Score: 7.4/10

Silver Surfer: Black has some of the best art I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s unique, fluid and frenetic. For the art alone, this is a book you must read.

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