Tuesday quick links

Bleach is the only manga to crack the top 10 in Diamond’s top 300 graphic novels list for December. ICv2’s analysis of December sales shows a drop in graphic novel sales, although the fact that Diamond skipped a week may be a factor.

At the newly renamed Manga Curmudgeon, David Welsh looks over this week’s new comics, and in his Flipped column at Comics Reporter, he discusses some promising books scheduled for later this year.

Hisui and Narutaki of Reverse Thieves talk to Ed Chavez, marketing director at Vertical, Inc.

More polls at About.com, where Deb Aoki invites readers to weigh in on the best classic or re-issued manga and the best art book or non-fiction manga book of 2009.

News from Japan: Ed Chavez posts the latest manga rankings from Taiyosha at MangaCast.


Cynthia on vol. 2 of Blue Sheep Reverie (Boys Next Door)
Andre on vol. 1 of Cat Paradise (Kuriousity)
Kate Dacey on Deka Kyoshi, Domo, and St. Dragon Girl (The Manga Critic)
Lori Henderson on vol. 8 of Honey and Clover (Comics Village)
Cynthia on vol. 11 of Junjo Romantica (Boys Next Door)
Cynthia on Merry Family Plan (Boys Next Door)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Nastume’s Book of Friends (Comics-and-More)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (Comics Should Be Good!)
Shaenon Garrity on vols. 1 and 2 of Nightschool (About.com)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 26 of One Piece (A Case Suitable For Treatment)
Tangognat on vol. 2 of Ooku (Tangognat)
Julie on Our Kingdom: Arabian Nights (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 1 of Real (i heart manga)
Richard Cook on vol. 1 of Saiyuki (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 2 of Selfish Mr. Mermaid (Fujoshi Librarian)
Erica Friedman on Sora-iro Girlfriend (Okazu)

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