By Leroy Douresseaux
August 18, 2007 - 11:21
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THE LOWDOWN: It’s not often that a comic book can be described as atmospheric, but Missing – Kamikakushi No Monogatari, Vol. 1 certainly has great atmosphere. The chills and scares practically seep from the pages. Based on the series of novels by Gakuto Coda, Missing the manga is a mystery tale that traffics in creeping dread with the threat of the “other side,” where the dead live always being around the next corner. Manga-ka Rei Mutsuki balances mood, setting, and character using variety in the way he draws the scenes. He gets the right look for the right moment.
POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: When I receive a review copy of a manga (as I did with Missing), I review it with the hope that I’ll want to read more even if have to purchase any remaining volumes of the series myself. I plan on finding more Missing (with the next volume due at the end of this year), and I think lovers of supernatural mystery tales will also want to follow this.
Find Missing at the Amazon aStore.