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  • Art Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: N/A
  • Text/Translatin Rating: C+
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Released By: Netcomics
  • MSRP: 9.99
  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 1-60009-021-4
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: 0/6

0/6 Vol. #02

By Jarred Pine     August 02, 2006
Release Date: April 01, 2006

0/6 Vol.#02
© Netcomics

Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Youjung Lee
Translated by:Jane Choi
Adapted by:

What They Say
The mysterious but tough student Narutbae develops a strange obsession with the lovely Kanghee. Meanwhile, Moolchi's vitamins reveal themselves to be more than meets the eye. They cause a mysterious growth spurt that makes him taller and stronger, garnering the attentions of both friends and bullies.

Moolchi finally musters the courage to meet Kanghee after school, but little does he know that Narutbae has dangerous intentions towards her. More danger reveals itself in the form of a mysterious monster that steals the bodies of its human victims. It slowly makes its way to Korea, hopping from host to host, closing in on Moolchi.

More determined than ever to protect Moolchi, the automaton Jong-E enrolls in Moolchi's school in order to stay close to him, inadvertently becoming the center of attention from all the lustful boys and provoking a storm of envy and jealousy from the girls.

The Review
NOTE: This review is based on the online version available at Netcomics.com

There are many moments during Youjung Lee's 0/6 where I wish that Lee himself, like his pill-popping lead character, would take one of those magic vitamins in order help him focus. Lee has an interesting sci-fi story building here, despite the cliched genetically altered humans bit, but its progress is muddled by scattered ideas and a mix of genres that is in contention with each other.

At a break-neck pace, Lee goes from every boy's prepubescent fantasy in a fanservice comedy, featuring a voluptuous android, into a sentimental romance broken up by high-energy fisticuffs, with a strange, dark sci-fi story trying to act as the glue to hold it all together. At one point, Moolchi gets into a fight while his girl Kanghee is almost raped, only to escape together for some late night escapade in the falling rain, completely forgetting their troubles a few seconds earlier. I just find myself wanting to yell, SLOW DOWN AND FOCUS!

Lee's artwork is still a kick, especially during the action sequences. It still reminds me of a poor man's Taiyo Matsumoto. The English script is still a bit stilted, with any overuse of ellipses, but the SFX overlays continue to be good quality. Having read the whole 2nd volume for $1 online at Netcomics� website, I have no complaints. I'm not sure if this one is worth the full $10 paper price tag.


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