Quick Tuesday roundup

Does Yuricon have something to teach newspaper reporters? Our favorite yuri publisher showed up on the Daily Kos yesterday as an example of how to do niche publishing right—and Erica Friedman is quoted at length. Erica posts her own reaction to the article and to the comments at her home blog, Okazu.

In his latest Flipped column, David Welsh shows us his vacation pictures—that is, pictures of the manga he picked up on his vacation. Back home at Precocious Curmudgeon, he lists his criteria for a good comics store. Could it be that “books David Welsh likes” is the next microniche? We could do worse!

What do you think of the Stan Lee/Hiroyuki Takei comic Ultimo? Tell Deb Aoki, or just view the results in her latest poll.

Del Rey is hiking their cover price by a buck, and Robert of Robert’s Anime Corner isn’t happy about it. (Via Simon Jones.)

Kodansha will be releasing The Otaku Encyclopedia next fall.


Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Apothecarius Argentum (Comics Worth Reading)
Zac Bentz on vol. 1 of Detroit Metal City (Japanator)
Isaac Hale on vols. 17 and 18 of Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga Recon)
Michelle Smith on vol. 10 of High School Debut (Soliloquy in Blue)
Julie on vol. 2 of Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Ichiroh! (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Diana Dang on The Knockout Makers (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Dave Ferraro on Metropolis (Comics-and-More)
Edward Zacharias on vol. 36 of Naruto (Animanga Nation)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 3 of Pluto (Kuriousity)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Welcome to Wakaba-soh (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)

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  1. Actually, The Otaku Encyclopedia is being published by Kodansha International, not Del Rey.

  2. Fixed! Sorry about that, Dallas—not enough coffee this morning, I guess.

  3. No worries. Thanks!