I’m working on paying stuff today (writers never really get a vacation), but here are a few quick links:
David Welsh looks over this week’s new comics.
Udon is collecting all the Street Fighter backup stories in a single volume; Manga Maniac Cafe has more.
Robots Never Sleep returns from vacation. No reviews yet, just a pretty picture of lots of manga and a note about the translation panel the blogger will be in at SDCC.
OK, the next two links are NSFW and 18+ only! Simon Jones dares the otakusphere to guess seven new Icarus licenses, based on tiny pictures. Several people rise to the challenge, but the mighty Ed figures out six and produces the covers.
Reviews: Johanna checks out vol. 1 of Divalicious at Comics Worth Reading. At the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie checks out vol. 1 of XS Hybrid. At the MangaCast, Jack does an audio review of vol. 1 of Le Chevalier d’Eon and vol. 1 of My Heavenly Hockey Club. Erica Friedman of Okazu looks at a light novel, vol. 2 of Strawberry Panic. At Active Anime, Scott Cambell reviews vol. 1 of Alive: The Final Evolution and vol. 9 of Claymore, and Holly Ellingwood checks out vol. 5 of Air Gear. John Thomas likes vol. 2 of Tanpenshu at Mecha Mecha Media. At Slightly Biased Manga, Connie checks out vols. 1 and 2 of Boogiepop Dual and vol. 9 of Death Note. Comicsnob Matt Blind gives a rare five-out-of-five to vol. 1 of Hollow Fields. At Prospero’s Manga, Ferdinand gives vol. 1 of Kingdom Hearts II a single star but Miranda has a little more love for vol. 1 of Me and My Brothers. Michael Aronson reviews vol. 1 of Priest for Manga Life. Reading a full review seems like too much work for summer vacation? Check out the latest batch of Small Bodied Manga Reviews at Anime on DVD.