Monday roundup

The Weekly Recon is up, with a look at this week’s manga and brief reviews of recent titles from the always perceptive Katherine Dacey-Tsuei, at PopCultureShock.

David Welsh picks the gems from the latest Previews.

Should comics reviewers include art in their reviews? Chris Mautner asks around and gets opinions from a number of reviewers, including myself, at Blog@Newsarama. For the record, I don’t usually include art in my reviews but I have been thinking of starting, and this article has given me an extra nudge.

Otaku Champloo is looking forward to the new Japanese manga magazine, Jump Square.

Jason Thompson will be doing two panels at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

At the MangaCast, Ed has a side dish on Young Comic Magazine, which despite the name is aimed at mature readers.

Yuu Watase drew the cover for the September Shojo Beat, and inside the magazine she has a manga tutorial.

Same Hat! Same Hat!! reports on the consternation caused by manga-ka Kazuo Umezu’s red-and-white striped house.

One Potato Two writes about Koshihihikari rice, which pops up in a manga she is translating.

Reviews: Greg McElhatton reviews vol. 1 of Parasyte at Read About Comics. At the MangaCast, Readilbert writes about vol. 4 of Full House Kiss and Mangamaniac Julie reviews vol. 5 of ES: Eternal Sabbath. Hobotaku checks out vol. 1 of Black Metal. Manga Life catches up on their reading with reviews of vol. 1 of XS Hybrid by Craig Johnson, vol. 1 of Bleach by Michael Aronson, and vol. 1 of King of Cards by Dan Polley. At Comics-and-more, Dave Ferraro devotes Manga Monday to reviews of Apollo’s Song and vol. 9 of Monster. Matthew Alexander checks out vol. 1 of Venus Versus Virus at Anime on DVD. At the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie reviews vol. 1 of Yume Kira Dream Shoppe and vol. 1 of Translucent. Leroy Douresseaux checks out vol. 1 of Monster at the Comic Book Bin. Manganews has some new reviews up: Lovers in the Night by Kurishojo, vol. 12 of The Wallflower by Floating Sakura, and vol. 2 of Blood Alone by Jiji.

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  1. Looks like Watase-sensei really cared about her overseas fans. I’m sure they’re all giddy inside, knowing that gaijin boys and girls love their work. :)