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Graphic Saturday! A Match Made In Heaven by Trina Robbins

A Match Made In Heaven #8 by Trina Robbins
From My Monster Is A Monster
Illustrators: Nu Studio Xian, Yuko Ota
Published: Graphic Universe / April 1st, 2013
Source: Netgalley for honest review
Look for this at  Amazon
About A Match Made In Heaven (from goodreads):
Nice cover art and colors, image on android app.
Aspiring comic book artist Morning Glory Conroy already has too much to juggle at her San Francisco high school--mean girls, inconsiderate cliques, wannabe gangbangers--without the complication of falling for new student Gabriel. Glory's best friend, Julia, was interested in him first, and if it weren't for Julia's deteriorating home life, Glory wouldn't have had a chance to get Gabriel to herself. But does he count as a real boyfriend if his overbearing guardian forbids even kissing? Soon Gabriel is pushing Glory to show her work at art events, and the new relationship starts taking Glory away from her bff just when Julia needs her. Glory is in for a startling revelation when she discovers not only Gabriel's true identity, but also that of his mischievous cousin Luci, who trails their every move just to cause trouble. Can Glory and Gabriel keep their relationship aloft when the heavens themselves seem to be against it?

Morning Glory dreams with being a Manga artist.  She puts her hopes and dreams in a competition where she can showcase her work.  While she is preparing her comic, a new kid arrives at school that later on, becomes her boyfriend. The circumstances of this match become quite interesting when she learns how the very nature of this relationship has impacted his purpose on Earth. 

Trina Robbins created a comic book in the tradition of Manga, genre which clearly has influenced this title.  Black and white illustrations show us the life of Morning Glory an aspiring artist whose boyfriends is an angel.  This title is an example of a westernized Shojo.  A Match Made In Heaven is directed to an audience in their teens. The story is entertaining, the art looks nice and the characters are likable.  The illustrations have a sense of cuteness or as any good otaku would call it kawaii-ness.

After reading this, I can't help but think that there is something missing.  The ending seemed forced.  The last section of the comic with the letters is funny and complements the comic story.  This is the #8 on the series My Boyfriend Is A Monster.  Look for this series if you like Comics, Manga, Shojo or even Anime. 

Comments

  1. This series sounds cute! I think I will have to check it out :)

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    1. It is a nice series with sweet characters. I want to read the other comics on the series.

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  2. See I'm so addicted to Anime watching that I don't think I could sit still and read the manga. Though my husband loves both.
    Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions

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    1. My husband watch anime and reads manga too. I know a lot of anime comes from manga but I prefer to watch anime. Have you watch any good anime recently?

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