The nominees for the Japan Expo awards are out, and they include some interesting titles. Japan Expo is a European event so all these manga are licensed over there; in some cases, they have different titles than the American editions. Here is a nice page from the Expo site with the covers of all the nominees. (Image of Vinland Saga lifted from Manga Curmudgeon, where it was a featured license request a while ago.)
In other awards news, the L.A. Times Book Prizes have added a graphic novel category, and GoGo Monster is among the nominees.
Simon Jones speculates on what is going on with Aurora.
Kris posts her wish list for 2010 at Manic About Manga.
Jared Gardner on vol. 7 of 20th Century Boys (Guttergeek)
Todd on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (Anime Maki)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Beast Master (The Comic Book Bin)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Black Butler (Comics-and-More)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Black Butler (Comic Attack)
Tangognat on vol. 30 of Bleach (Tangognat)
Danielle Leigh on vols. 3 and 4 of Detroit Metal City (Comics Should Be Good!)
Sesho on vol. 1 of Hero Tales (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Connie on vols. 1 and 2 of Jihai (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1-5 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Comics Worth Reading)
Kris on vol. 4 of Kyo Kara MAOH! (Manic About Manga)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of One Fine Day (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 30 of One Piece (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Julie on vol. 9 of Shaman Warrior (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Sophie Stevens on vol. 1 of Stolen Hearts (Animanga Nation)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 9 of Vampire Knight (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 9 of Wild Ones (Slightly Biased Manga)