In preparation for her arrival, the Jias have constructed a magnificent homage in land known as Prospect Garden. After an all too brief celebration, as a parting gift to her beloved family Yuan-chun decrees that her sisters and closest female cousins relocate from their homes to the Garden proper, along with her brother Bao-yu.
Little do they know what horrors await them.
During an evening gathering, one of the young maidens of the Garden is brutally murdered in plain sight. This spectacle sets off a series of mysterious deaths. Lai Shang-rong, a local magistrate and Chief Inspector in service to the Jias, is specially commissioned to investigate the goings on and get to the root of the evil that has darkened this otherwise idyllic setting.
Bao-yu, however, has designs of his own. As the only male inhabitant of Prospect Garden, and with the pressure of success breathing down his neck as the next in line to the Jia throne, Bao-yu feels obliged to protect those dearest to him and decides to launch a private investigation. Bao-yu's methods confuse Shang-rong, who is certain that a more orthodox approach will flush out the killer in due course. As luck would have it, Bao-yu is soon assigned as an assistant to Shang-rong, who is content to work alone. In spite of the inconvenience, Shang-rong knows that Bao-yu's status as an insider might prove helpful.
Yet as time goes on and more murders are committed right under his nose, Shang-rong begins to suspect that Bao-yu may in fact be behind them all. Shang-rong is expected to cooperate with Bao-yu all the same, and so he must face a difficult choice: point the finger at his exalted sidekick, or crack the case before imminent dangers destroy him.
Ashibe's tragic conclusion leaves us with a heavy moral question while presenting even the most seasoned mystery fan with a refreshing and innovative take on the detective novel formula.
Sakae Esuno's chilling shonen masterpiece is a relentless adventure that will have you questioning the boundaries of time and space - and hoping for the slightest glimmer of hope in a dark, desolate world that may look surprisingly familiar to all of us...-- VIZ Media
Rokurō Okajima is just an average Japanese salaryman, living an average life. But when he's taken hostage by the crew of the Black Lagoon, Rokurō finds himself thrown headfirst into a deadly world of outlawed heroes, brutal villains, and blazing gunfights. Where he ends up is anyone's guess, but one thing is for certain--he's in for a wild ride!
-- VIZ Media
Now wary of his new "friends," Yukiteru joins them on an investigation of a priestess from a temple who seems to have mysterious powers. As new Diary owners show up, each with their own ambitions, who, in this dark and desolate world, is friend and who is foe?-- VIZ Media
Precocious high school student Jimmy Kudo uses his keen powers of observation and astute intuition to solve mysteries that have left law enforcement officials baffled. Hot on the trail of a suspect, Jimmy is accosted from behind and fed a strange chemical which physically transforms him into a grade schooler! Taking on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa, he attempts to track down the people who did this to him. But until he finds a cure for his bizarre condition, Jimmy continues to help the police solve their toughest cases.
Can you crack the case before Conan does? -- VIZ Media
Black Label's own shrouded past gradually comes to light as the battle for the city rages on...
All the clues are there--can you piece them together and solve these baffling cases before Conan does? -- VIZ Media
But will the Diary Games forget about Yukiteru? Not if the mysterious Diary Holder Tenth has anything to say about it!-- VIZ Media
Later, an investigation of an extramarital affair leads to bloody murder! Also, Conan's elementary school friends decide to become super sleuths when they form the Junior Detective League! But will they get into more trouble than they can handle?
Can you figure out whodunit before Conan does?
-- VIZ Media
Then, Harley Hartwell and Richard Moore find themselves chasing the same murderer, a killer who leaves a centipede at the scene of each crime. Just as the two rival sleuths are ready to square off against each other, a third detective joins the hunt... -- VIZ Media
And later, Conan's friends Rachel and Serena want to blow off some steam but they get more than they bargain for when they discover murder at the karaoke box.
Can you figure out whodunnit before Conan does?
-- VIZ Media
Conan stumbles upon his creepiest mystery yet, complete with a haunted house, a spooky pair of twins, and...a giant spider? Are Conan and his friends really under attack by restless spirits, or was this web of terror spun by human hands? Good thing Harley Hartwell's there to help with the case! Then the Junior Detective League goes camping--only to run afoul of a gang of crooks, a labyrinth of caves, and a whole bunch of angry bats! -- VIZ Media
And when Richard Moore attends a reunion of his college friends, one of them ends up with a bullet hole to her temple and a gun in her hand. Was it suicide or murder?!
Later, Conan, Richard, and Rachel attend the birthday party of the daughter of a wealthy financier. But Conan's deductive skills are put to the test when the birthday girl ends up missing and someone turns up dead. -- VIZ Media
Then Conan tracks the Hammer Man, an urban legend who leaves all-too-real victims. And Richard Moore is prepping for his latest TV appearance when he stumbles upon a death by poisoned coffee. Can Conan brew up a solution to the caffeinated crime?-- VIZ Media
Then Conan helps a newscaster track down a persistent stalker, but the seemingly simple case may be more than it appears. Is Conan on the trail of another of the Men in Black?-- VIZ Media
Later, Rachel's high school teacher is about to get married. But the wedding bells stop ringing when someone tries to murder the beautiful bride.
All the clues are there -- can you figure out whodunit before Conan does?
-- VIZ Media
Please note that this is formatted as a Manga title and reads right to left.
Surely the Junior Detective League can't get into any trouble at an afternoon monster movie. But when a man in the audience dies, Conan and Anita realize that the real monster isn't the big green behemoth on the screen. Then Rachel gets her own movie moment, playing Rose--minus Jack--at the prow of a glittering ocean liner. When a suspicious explosion kills the romance, it's time for Conan and teen detective Harley Hartwell to make sure that the passengers' hearts will go on! -- VIZ Media
A knife out of nowhere turns The Spirit from the hunter to the hunted in "Wanted for Murder". The country's most wanted criminal leads The Spirit on a chase through a war zone in "Tony Zacco, Public Enemy No. 1". Police woman Ellen Dolan follows a sexy fashionista and finds a fight in "Dressed to Kill". The Spirit wastes no time running down a killer in "A Clock Stops". Evil-eye Manders votes yes to using his fists full of knuckles in "The Eyes Have It". A killer leads The Spirit through the sewers of the city in "Manhunt" plus more.
Created and illustrated by Will Eisner in the forties, The Spirit is a masked crime fighter who, like Batman, fights with the backing of the City's chief of police.
Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the best titles from the golden age of comics. Yojimbo Press has lovingly remastered these timeless classics with vivid color correction and image restoration.