Here’s a quick look at some non-NYCC news. Being away from the internet for four days left me pretty backed up, but I’ll be back with more news and a roundup of con reports later today.
At Precocious Curmudgeon, David Welsh looks at the upcoming Previews.
Dave White analyzes the facial expressions in Nana—and comes to a belated realization.
News from Japan: Banri Hidaka is bringing V.B. Rose to an end. Also coming to an end is Yasuhiro Nightow’s series Kekkai Sensen -Mafūgai Kessha, which runs in Jump Square, but the Stan Lee/Hiroyuki Takei manga Karakuridōji Ultimo started its regular run this month and the the next issue will include the first episode of Takeshi Konomi’s New Prince of Tennis.
The Robot6 team has resurrected the I ♥ Comics column, just in time for Valentines Day. They launch with Faith Erin Hicks on her love of Naoki Urasawa’s Monster.
Dave Ferraro on Arkham Woods (Comics-and-More)
Michelle Smith on vols. 1, 2, and 3 of Astro Boy (Soliloquy in Blue)
Connie on vol. 5 of Banana Fish (Slightly Biased Manga)
Casey Brienza on Black Sun (ANN)
Connie on vol. 26 of Bleach (Slightly Biased Manga)
Carlo Santos on Castle of Dreams (ANN)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 3 of Croquis Pop (Kuriousity)
Connie on vol. 21 of Fruits Basket (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Hissing (Soliloquy in Blue)
Tangognat on Orange, Pixie, and Luuna (Tangognat)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Otomen (Comics-and-More)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Pluto (Manga Recon)
Carlo Santos on vol. 2 of Slam Dunk (ANN)
Sesho on vol. 6 of Sorcerer Hunters (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Lissa Pattillo on Tricky Prince (Kuriousity)
Lissa Pattillo on Where Has Love Gone? (Kuriousity)