Mara Wood holds a Ph. D. in School Psychology. Currently, she works for a public school system assessing students for educational placement. Her research focus is comic books and how they can be used in therapy and educational settings. She tends to spend most of her day reading comic books, writing about them, and thinking about comic books (kind of a one-track mind…). Mara’s other hobbies include reading manga and Star Wars novels, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. She co-hosts Talking Comics and Talking Shojo, and you can find her on twitter (@megamaramon) or on her blog,

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joined at June 20, 2012

August Shojo Manga Recap

My August shojo haul was intense, y’all. So many good installments in some of my favorite series, the ending of one series, and great reprints of some classics. Check out the shojo manga volumes I read that came out in…

Ten Count Volume 1 Review

Ten Count vol 1 Story and Art by Rihito Takarai Article by Mara Wood I personally have very limited experience with the boys' love and yaoi side of manga and anime. It's always fascinated me, especially because of…

Food Wars Volume 13 Review

Food Wars Volume 13 Story by Yuto Tsukuda Art by Shun Saeki Review by Mara Wood I made the mistake of reading this volume of Food Wars while hungry. Generally, that's a mistake for any installment in this series…