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.