A comics retailer and a librarian walk into a bar… This piece from halifax_slasher and this response from Robin Brenner make for great back-to-back reading. (Oh, and No Flying, No Tights has also completed a mammoth update.)
From the “I agree!” category, thoughts on Wild Adapter from TangognaT:
“If you like reading stories about cool men who might or might not have romantic feelings for each other smoking cigarettes and shooting guns, you can’t go wrong with Wild Adapter.”
And on 12 Days from Lyle at Crocodile Caucus:
“Considering the amount of skill [June] Kim shows, I’m surprised that there wasn’t a small but loyal audience eagerly awaiting this book on the basis of Kim’s short stories (similar to how many people purchased The Baby Sitters’ Club off of the strength of Raina Tegemeier’s mini-comic work). Much like Telgemeier, Kim is an artist who’s storytelling skill suggest years of honing her craft under the radar. I know I’m sold on whatever project Kim creates next.”
From the “Grab your pointers” category:
Dave Carter at Yet Another Comics Blog is looking for good sources of manga news. In addition’s to the ones already suggested in the comments, I’d add the always-interesting ComiPress and the weekly round-ups from ChunHyang.
Joe Gross at Austin360.com is looking for manga recommendations. (Found via The Comics Reporter.) He already seems to be making a pretty good start with books like Eden, Monster, and The Drifting Classroom.
Kevin Melrose has re-launched Comics, Covered. The more Melrose the better, I say.
And this week’s Flipped is up, celebrating the recuperative power of fluff.