New comics, retail considerations, and addictive manga

David Welsh checks out this week’s new releases and upcoming titles from Previews at Precocious Curmudgeon.

David also wonders if the whole idea of the Eisner awards may be passe in this era of social networking, while Eisner judge Andrew Wheeler gives some commentary from his point of view at his own blog. (Hat tip to Charles Tan for that second link.)

As he wrestles with the Ranma 1/2 monkey on his back, John Jakala asks his readers what they think are the most compulsively addictive manga series. Also: Readers chime in with suggestions for cheap manga and John does his own foodie manga crossover.

Deb Aoki files a con report from Kawaii-Kon at About.com.

At Rocket Bomber, Matt Blind discusses returnability and profit margins.

Erica Friedman rounds up the week in yuri at Okazu.

New York Anime Fest is having a contest to design their mascot; the prizes include NYAF tickets and free manga from Del Rey! (Via The Otaku Librarian)

Reviews

A Library Girl on vol. 2 of Angelic Layer (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Connie on vol. 9 of Bastard (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on Battlestar Galactica: Echoes of New Caprica (Manga Recon)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Bride of the Water God (Tangognat)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Dinosaur Hour (Comics Village)
Greg McElhatton on A Drifting Life (Read About Comics)
Sophie Stevens on vol. 5 of Honey and Clover (Animanga Nation)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (Comics Should Be Good)
Emily on Kimi wa Boku no Toriko nare (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Greg McElhatton on Oishinbo: A la carte: Sake (Read About Comics)
Connie on vol. 2 of Real (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 4 of Sasamekikoto (Okazu)
Tangognat on Solanin (Tangognat)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Venus Capriccio (Prospero’s Manga)
Emily on vol. 1 of Venus Capriccio (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Snow Wildsmith on The Way to Heaven (Fujoshi Librarian)

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