Kate Dacey takes a first look at this week’s new comics at The Manga Critic.
Joy Kim has some interesting thoughts on gender issues in Claymore.
Melinda Beasi has another Manhwa Monday roundup at Manga Bookshelf.
At Anime Vice, John Martone reads Giant Robot magazine to see what all the fuss is about.
News from Japan: ANN notes some new series launching in the next couple of weeks.
Oyceter on vols. 16 and 17 of Claymore (Sakura of DOOM)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Crown of Love (Comics-and-More)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Crown of Love (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Jormungand (Okazu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Jormungand (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Snow Wildsmith on Merry Family Plan (Fujoshi Librarian)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (Tangognat)
Connie on vol. 37 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 9 of One Thousand and One Nights (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on Phantom Dream (Comic Attack)
Michael May on Talking to Strangers (Robot 6)
Connie on vol. 4 of Two Flowers for the Dragon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Ultimo (ICv2)
Julie on vol. 9 of Vampire Knight (Manga Maniac Cafe)