Upcoming 10/6/2010

Time for a quick look at this week’s ComicList:

Oni Press gives me a good opportunity to check out a series I always meant to try but could never find an easy point of entry. It’s Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits, and it features stories by Jen Van Meter illustrated by the likes of Chynna Clugston, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ross Campbell and more. It’s about a pair of punk rockers raising a family in the not-so-quiet suburbs.

Hey, it’s time for a new volume of the greatest shônen series currently being published in English! That would be Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece from Viz, which is in the midst of a big, crazy prison break story, but you can always head to the front with relatively cheap, three-volume omnibus versions, which I strongly recommend you do if you like really brilliantly crafted adventure stories.

I’ve got to tell you that a really dismal adaptation of Kaori Yuki’s Godchild left me with a lingering aversion to her work, but many smart people find her work positively addictive, so perhaps I’ll use the arrival of Yuki’s Grand Guingol Orchestra (Viz) to try and reconsider my position.

If that doesn’t work, I can always console myself with the fourth volume of Yuki Midorikawa’s excellent Natsume’s Book of Friends (Viz).

One Response to Upcoming 10/6/2010

  1. JennyN says:

    David, if you’re literate in French (and I think you are?) the French translations / adaptations of Kaori Yuki’s work read much more appropriately and smoothly than the English versions. If you’ve been turned off GODCHILD, try LUDWIG REVOLUTION, a four-volume story with the trademark Yuki Gothic wackiness – 20 volumes of ANGEL SANCTUARY is quite a commitment unless you’re really a fan. (The manga you mention above is also appearing, as THE ROYAL DOLL ORCHESTRA).

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