January 5, 2013

Makeshift Miracle: Book 1


This story focuses on two "teenagers" named Colby and Iris. Colby is pretty much a loner and when his parents leave on vacation it gives him a chance to get out and experience the city with no limitations. He walks around aimlessly until he finds it, the one spot that is just perfect for him. While he relishes in the quiet it is interrupted by a huge meteor falling to the earth. He goes to check it out like any other human would and he finds...a girl. Iris is sleeping and naked in the middle of a crater that a meteor just left in the earth. Talk about a weird place to end up. Colby is at a loss to what his next move should be so he does what anyone else would do...he takes her home.

The art style of Shun Hong Chan is light and airy by his use of pastel colors. It was a great change in pace to the other mangas that I am reading at the moment, which all have a darker look and feel. I really enjoyed how well everything was drawn as it was very detailed and realistic. You can tell that he really enjoys his work and takes time to really put a great feeling across.

So who is Iris, where did she come from, and why are people wanting to find her so badly? These are a few questions I'm asking right now and hope that they are answered in the second volume - The Boy Who Stole Everything.

You can purchase the first volume: The Girl From Nowhere on Amazon.com. This would be a great way to support the artists that bring us such amazing work. On the other hand you can read the story on their online comic here - Makeshift Miracles.

Disclaimer: I received this book in order to do a review courtesy of Netgalley, all opinions are my own and no further compensation was given.