Another day, another podcast

MangaBlogCast #19 is up at the MangaCast, and this one is short and sweet, because we put it together just before the holiday. Here are the links for further reading:

Creators and reviewers

Review of Mail Order Ninja at Comics Worth Reading
Elder complains at The Engine
Elder’s reply to criticism of his comments
Newsarama Blog coverage, including Elder’s offer of free copies of Mail Order Ninja to anyone who will review it
Elder becomes reviewer for Sun-Times

The three-act manga

Christopher Butcher’s review of Fool’s Gold
Queenie Chan on the three-volume format
Butcher’s reply
Heidi’s comeback

Johanna Draper Carlson interviews manga adapter Kelly Sue Deconnick for PWCW

Direct market: Hardbacks drown manga

Direct market sales charts from ICv2
Hardcovers drive graphic novels sales
Comments by David Welsh


Amazon’s Best of 2006: Comics and Graphic Novels
Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of the Year – Graphic Novels

Floating Sakura discusses the state of the scanlation community

Tezuka Down Under

Tezuka manga plastered on Minis
Curator Brophy on Tezuka
Really good article on Tezuka in The Australian


Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 10
xxxHOLiC, vol. 8
Hayate the Combat Butler, vol. 1
R.O.D: Read or Dream, vol. 1
ES: Eternal Sabbath, vol. 3
Gals!, vol. 8

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