How does one review manga and comics?



I’ve been reading a lot. However, I’ve been mostly reading comics, manga, and the occasional Wimpy Kid book. I don’t know what it is about comics and manga that make me not want to write reviews. Actually, the thought of having to review them is a bit overwhelming. Having to review an entire series is scary! Not to mention that I’ll probably forget a lot of important details along the way! It also seems a bit pointless to review volume by volume since there’s really not much I can talk about that way.

I started reviewing some of the Deadpool and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen volumes I’ve  read but I feel like maybe I should wait until I’ve read more volumes. The problem with that is that I don’t have access to them right away, which means that I’ll definitely forget some important details.

Maybe I should throw in novels in the mix just so I have something to blog about. Or maybe I should just enjoy what I read and not worry about posting a review. But then my blog will start to feel sad and neglected.

How do you review manga and/or comics? Do you wait until you’ve read a few volumes from that series or do you review volume by volume?



  1. I haven’t really read enough manga/comics recently to be thinking about how to review them, but I think I’d use a similar system that I use for short story collections.

    As you finish a short story (or manga/comic volume) write a mini review, then, when you’ve read enough (5-10 depending on length I’d guess – or even once you’ve finished the series), you can post all the mini-volume reviews in one post with an overall conclusion on your thoughts of the series.

    That way, you don’t have to worry about either not having a long enough review or forgetting details of the series as you review.

    If that makes sense to you?

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  2. Does it have to be a straight review? Why don’t you write about what moves you in whatever you’re reading? You can talk about a character you love, a theme you feel was brilliantly developed, some incredible symbolism, or something that you just thought was a lot of fun. That way you’re not putting pressure on the format of what you’re writing and the pieces have some extra personality to them. If you like this sort of format, I think it could make it more fun for you too.


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