Back to the future

Looking for a good read for the kids in your life? Lori Henderson has posted a list of all her all-ages comics and manga picks for the past year at Good Comics for Kids.

Deb Aoki checks in with some manga publishers and creators regarding their plans for the iPad.

Robot 6 looks at Del Rey’s plans for 2010, including some interesting new manga.

Oyceter looks back at the comics she read in 2009, with commentary.

ICv2 reports that a second volume of Chip Kidd’s Bat-Manga is in the works.

Jonathan Clements writes about the late Keiko Tobe, her manga With the Light, and the Japanese entertainment media’s view of autism at Schoolgirl Milky Crisis.

Pink Tentacle has some cool illustrations of the robots of the future from a 1969 issue of Shonen Sunday. (Via The Manga Critic.)

Same Hat has another vintage treat for us: Scans of Shinobu Kaze’s Violence Becomes Tranquility, from the March 1980 issue of Heavy Metal.

Reviews: Ed Sizemore takes a quick look at some new titles from Viz at Comics Worth Reading. Other reviews of note:

Connie on B.O.D.Y. (Slightly Biased Manga)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Butterflies, Flowers (Comics-and-More)
Julie Opipari on vol. 5 of Comic (
Jaime Samms on Dark Walker (Kuriousity)
Snow Wildsmith on Dog x Cat (Fujoshi Librarian)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 13 of High School Debut (Comics Worth Reading)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 47 of Naruto (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 34 of Oh My Goddess! (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 13 of Ouran High School Host Club (Slightly Biased Manga)
Julie on vol. 8 of Shaman Warrior (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Katherine Farmar on vol. 1 of Shinobi Life (Comics Village)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Stolen Hearts (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Ultimo (The Manga Critic)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of What a Wonderful World (Tangognat)

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