Best sellers and classroom choices

The New York Times graphic books best-seller list is up and it’s pretty Viz-a-licious, with the exception of the two volumes of Maximum Ride.

At the Good Comics for Kids blog, Peter Gutierrez recommends ten comics that are great for classroom use—including Dinosaur Hour!

Lori Henderson has the executive summary of the week in manga at Manga Xanadu. And it’s another Manhwa Monday over at Manga Bookshelf.

Go! Comi has been rather quiet lately, with no new releases for the past couple of months, so they posted an update on their forum. It sounds like things are tough right now, and they seem to have cut back on staff and licenses, but nothing is stated directly. (Hat tip: The Yaoi Review.)

Melinda Beasi reacts to the xxxHoLiC roundtable and muses a bit on reviewing in general at Manga Bookshelf.

Jason S. Yadao takes an affectionate look at the One Piece franchise.

Episode 4 of the Jouhou Cast is up at Manga Jouhou.

News from Japan: Michael Pinto has a mini Leiji Matsumoto retrospective on the occasion of the manga-ka’s 72nd birthday. Hajime Segawa is bringing The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei to a close and previewing a new series, Tokyo ESP, in the same magazine. Three new series, including an Evangelion manga, will launch in the Feb. 24 issue of Asuka.

Reviews: Deb Aoki discusses a few recent manga in the latest edition of What Are You Reading? at Robot 6.

Jennifer Dunbar on vol. 1 of Deka Kyoshi (Manga Recon)
Russell Phillips on vol. 1 of Dramacon (Manga Jouhou)
Shaun A. Noordin on GoGo Monster (The Star of Malaysia)
Lianne Sentar on Kami no Shizuku (Drops of the Gods) (Sleep Is For the Weak)
Ed Sizemore on vols. 1 and 2 of The King of Debris (Comics Worth Reading)
Rob on vol. 2 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Panel Patter)
Joy Kim on vol. 1 of The Lapis Lazuli Crown (Joy Kim)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of The Moon and Sandals (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean Gaffney on Oishinbo – Izakaya: Pub Food (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of One Fine Day and Talking to Strangers (The Manga Critic)
Connie on One Piece 1-3 (Omnibus)
Connie on vol. 31 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Jia on vol. 2 of Ooku: The Inner Chamber (Dear Author)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Raiders (The Manga Critic)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Sunshine Sketch (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Steffi MC on vols. 1 and 2 of What a Wonderful World (The Star of Malaysia)
Connie on vol. 7 of Wild Act (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kitty Sensei on vols. 1-5 of With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child (The Star of Malaysia)

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  1. Actually, Bad Jew wrote our review of Kami no Shizuku…I wrote our review of Mad Love Chase, which went up the same day (yesterday). Can’t blame you for getting confused, though, because I posted when I had the Sillies and there’s a lot of nonsense up in that update.