So I recently received Crimson Spell 1 & 2 from Tracy and finally opened Black Wade. It was so nice and fresh I hated to open it. I had 20 min. at lunch during training so I was sitting at my table and I whipped out Crimson Spell 2. (Don't people realize if you have a book open they aren't supposed to talk to you?) Anyway this older guy (65) I work with was also reading and the conversation goes like this:
Him: So what are you reading?
Me: Umm. It's a manga book for adults. It's Japanese, well, not in Japanese, but originally.
Him looking at the cover: So is it like old style comic books?
Me showing him the 18+ rating tag: Yeah sort of but definitely for adults.
Him: Oh, so it's really explicit?
Him: Oh really.
LOL I'm sure he assumes it's m/f but I just let it go.
I enlightened him as to the Book Depository. I know he reads a lot. Then the yappy woman at my table goes "Ewwww. That sounds awful. I wouldn't buy a book there." It's depository, not suppository. And for free shipping and amazing delivery I'd buy from something called suppository and tell the world about it. Sheesh. How old are you? 12?
So comic days at my house (and on the bus and at work).
Black Wade by Franz & Andarle (69 pages)
Everyone (aka Kris) bullied me until I bought this. Freaking expensive but Book Depository is amazing. About $10 cheaper than Amazon and actually had it in stock. Jack is in the British navy when he is taken captive by pirate Black Wade (BW). BW has his way with him and eventually Jack gets with the program. When BW feels himself getting attached he sets him free. Jack is about to marry his fiance he finds out BW has been captured and is being abused (aka raped). He can't stand it, frees BW and they sail away. I assume there is room for a sequel as another Navy guy was pretty pissed, maybe that ship they stole did it. So was it amazing? The story was okay and if you have serious issues with non-con depicted or dub-con, then there might be issues but the artwork is freaking amazing. It's not like old Superman comics, the inside is as beautiful as that cover and yes, VERY explicit. I paid about $22 at BD, but it's hardcover and just gorgeous.
Crimson Spell 1& 2 by Ayano Yamane (160 pages each)
Everyone has been raving about these so I was eager to get them and see what all he hubbub was about. Vald (who I keep wanting to call Vlad) uses a sacred sword to protect his kingdom being attacked by demons. Unfortunately the sword is cursed and he turns into a demon when he gets angry or is asleep. He must go and find Halvir, a wizard who can maybe break the curse. They start out on an epic journey to find a way to break the curse. Halvir (Havi) finds that he can tame the inner demon of Vald with his magic cock. :-) But when he's human again he can't remember. After a few adventures Havi is captured by an evil wizard who wants to use Vald for evil. As mystified as he is by his feelings for Havi he knows he's his and sets out to rescue him. End book 2. So I can see why everyone is looking for Book 3. I want to know what happens. The story is compelling and I love the artwork style and Vald gets tattoo type marks all over his body when he's a demon. Sigh.
The top picture is by the same artist/author. I wish these books were as much in color as Black Wade. I would pay lots for that. This author is going to be at Yaoi-Con in SF in October which is suddenly more appealing to me. I told my daughter and she goes "So are you going to get the book autographed?" Hmmm. I might have to invest. :-) I have to say for yaoi I tend to find the fantasy ones more appealing which is the reverse for me in m/m where I don't care for fantasy as a rule. Maybe I'm more visual for created worlds and monsters. I highly recommend.