Mana: Priya Huq’s Comic Full of Water

It was raining heavily when I walked, under leafy trees and through the neighborhood park, to pick up my copy of Priya Huq’s Mana: 1st Volume. Primarily available as a free-to-read webcomic, Mana follows Samudra, a young khandati (swordsperson) who must journey from her mountain home so that she may find what she saw in her dream–the ocean. Between dreams and memories that give context to her quest and background, Samudra travels through a rainy forest with a mysterious, jumpy companion who goes by Victor. It struck me, having just walked under rainy trees, how well Huq depicts the atmosphere...

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