Upcoming 4/8/2009

Lots of interesting items on this week’s ComicList. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Gantz Vol. 4 (Dark Horse): This book is about a weird computer that plucks people from their lives to kill aliens or die trying. I think it’s trashy and not very good, but I’m sort of obsessed with it.

Venus in Love Vol. 6 (CMX): This book is about a co-ed love triangle. I’ve fallen a bit behind, but I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read.

Shortcomings TPB (Drawn & Quarterly): I read this in hardcover and really enjoyed it. It’s about a kind-of jerky guy facing disappointment in love. In many instances, this would be presented as a great tragedy, but Adrian Tomine seems to realize that it’s okay to laugh at unfortunate things happening to a person who kind of deserves it.

Color of Earth (First Second): A coming-of-age manhwa from an imprint that demonstrates pretty good taste in general and really good taste when it picks comics from other countries than the United States. I like what I’ve read so far.

Beauty Pop Vol. 10 (Viz): This one’s about a girl who’s really good at cutting hair but doesn’t want to make a big deal about it, and a boy who’s really good at cutting hair and wants the whole damned world to kiss his feet for it. It’s very funny.

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child Vol. 4 (Yen Press): The title kind of gives away what this one’s about, but that’s no reason not to give it a look. Again, I’ve fallen behind, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read.

4 Responses to Upcoming 4/8/2009

  1. […] David Welsh picks the most likely of this week’s new manga. […]

  2. Sadie says:

    How can you not love a manga that has an entire page of the naked, well developed young heroine replicated at least ten times and one of those selves doing a cartwheel?? Gantz I love you. And hate you. But really love you.

  3. davidpwelsh says:

    Oh, Joan Jett. Is there no moment in life for which you have not provided the soundtrack?

    “I hate myself for loving youuuuuuuu…”

  4. ryan says:

    Ahhhh, GANTZ. It’s so so offensive.
    And yet, weirdly compelling?
    …but also bad.

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