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Sci-fi adventure meets love story when Ryoko, a 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. When Ryoko falls in love with Marissa Montaigne, the most beautiful girl in the school, his eyes turn to hearts and comic tension tightens as he clashes with this different Western world in which he is stuck. "Panel-holed" for being different, Ryoko has to figure out how to get back to his manga world, back through the Rip...all while he has hearts for eyes for a girl from the wrong kind of comic book. Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece as manga meets traditional Western comic book style, while Colleen Doran combines manga techniques and conventions with Western storytelling to create a unique, seamless—though not Ripless—comic hybrid that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.

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About Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, and Hero-Type for HMH, Wolverine: Worst Day Ever for Marvel Books, and Archvillian for Scholastic. He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributers for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com.

Barry Lyga

About Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran, in a career spanning more than twenty years, has worked on some of the greatest characters in comics, including Superman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman.

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