Monday morning quarterbacking

51fLJF62zdLI hope you found time to drop by and check out my year in review post at Robot 6. I also contributed to Comic Book Resources’ top 100 comics of 2009 discussion; the first round is up now, and I see a couple of my picks made the final cut. Lots of good reading there, so do check it out.

David Brothers looks back at his year in comics, which included shifting away from superheroes and toward more manga and a variety of other types of comics, at 4thletter! Welcome to the fold, David.

Alex Hoffman is looking at the big picture as well, and he has some thoughts on Viz’s online initiatives at Manga Widget. Stop by, read, leave your comments, and then congratulate Alex on getting engaged!

Dave Ferraro includes quite a few manga in his top 20 comics of 2009 at Comics-and-More.

Jason Thompson picks his top ten manga of 2009 at Suvudu.

Sean Gaffney has his own blog! And he kicks things off with a review of vol. 2 of Dogs.

Kate Dacey and Brad Rice look at this week’s new releases.

news_large_kiss201001News from Japan: Elemental Gelade has come to an end, and Harlem Beat creator Yuku Nishiyama has started a new series, promisingly titled Queen’s Butler Karin.

Reviews: The Manga Recon team has another round of Manga Minis for your entertainment and edification. And at Manga Life, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane posts short takes on manga she has been reading lately.

Rob on vol. 3 of Antique Bakery (Panel Patter)
Ken Haley on Battle Royale (novel) (Manga Recon)
Jaime Samms on Caged Slave (Kuriousity)
Julie on Dog X Cat (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Chris Zimmerman on The Ghost in the Shell and Akira (CBS 4)
Oyceter on vol. 2 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (Chinese edition) (Sakura of DOOM)
Lori Henderson on Heaven’s Will (Manga Xanadu)
Snow Wildsmith on InVisible (Fujoshi Librarian)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of King of RPGs (Comics Worth Reading)
Penny Kenny on vol. 4 of Leave it to PET (Manga Life)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Madness (The Comic Book Bin)
Emily on Make Sweet (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Todd Douglas on vol. 1 of Moyasimon (Blogcritics)
Rob on vol. 2 of Nana (Panel Patter)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Night Head Genesis (Kuriousity)
Thomas Zoth on vol. 1 of Nightschool (
David Welsh on vol. 2 of Nightschool (Precocious Curmudgeon)
Scott VonSchilling on Only One Wish (The Anime Almanac)
Deb Aoki on vol. 1 of Raiders (
Melinda Beasi on vol. 4 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (Manga Bookshelf)
Erin Jones on vol. 3 of Shinobi Life (
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Swans in Space (Comics-and-More)
Alexander Hoffman on vol. 1 of We Were There (Comics Village)
David Welsh on vol. 2 of Yokaiden (Precocious Curmudgeon)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Yuri Shoujo (Okazu)

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