I interviewed Dan Hipp, creator of Gyakushu! (which he just put online) and the upcoming Ben 10 manga for Del Rey, for this week’s Unbound column at Robot 6. Dan also talked to Johanna Draper Carlson at Comics Worth Reading, and they covered some different ground in that interviw.
Christopher Butcher continues his series on manga milestones with a look at the impact of Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s The Push Man.
Kate Dacey and Brad Rice look over this week’s new releases.
Danielle Leigh presents a handy manga glossary, with her own take on many of the terms discussed, in her latest Manga Before Flowers column at Comics Should Be Good.
Jonathan Clements has some tart comments on translation at The Schoolgirl Milky Crisis blog. It all seems to boil down to this: You get what you pay for.
Contest Corner: It’s the year of the frog at Tokyopop; enter by Friday night to win a ton of Sgt. Frog books, DVDs, and other stuff. Digital Manga is giving away a free copy of Taishi Zaou’s Electric Hands at their blog. And if you tell Kate Dacey what manga a every serious fan should read, you may win a copy of Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms.
Reviews: Kate Dacey takes a look at a webcomic that manga fans might like: Sinfest, by Tatsuya Ishida. (Link is to the review)
Connie on vol. 7 of 20th Century Boys (Slightly Biased Manga)
Zoey on Ciao Ciao Bambino (Manga Jouhou)
Julie on vol. 2 of Four-Eyed Prince (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Connie on vol. 15 of Hoshin Engi (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sam on vol. 1 of Koi Cupid (The Otaku’s Study)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 16 of Love*Com (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 16 of Love*Com (Manga Life)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Naruto (I Reads You)
Scott Campbell on vol. 4 of Negima!? neo (Active Anime)
Holly Ellingwood on Only One Wish (Active Anime)
Connie on vol. 7 of Pluto (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Princess Resurrection (Manga Xanadu)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 2 of Real (i heart manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Redmoon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Walter Biggins on Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (Quiet Bubble)