Sci-fi adventure meets love story—and East meets West—in Mangaman, an original graphic novel for teens.

Ryoko, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the “real” world and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school.

Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece as manga meets traditional Western comic book style, while Colleen Doran combines manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless—though not Ripless—comic hybrid that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.