New comics day

Kate Dacey, David Welsh, Brad Rice, and Gia Manry look at this week’s new manga.

After showing similarities between the work of Frank Miller and Yukito Kishoro (Battle Angel Alita), Gottsu-Iiyan talks a bit more about the double standard and why it matters.

Kai Ming Cha takes a look at Bandai’s new Code Geass manga at Publishers Weekly Comics Week.

ICv2 has the scoop on Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako, due out in October from Vertical.

Kuriousity has the latest YaoiCon news: A new venue and a newly announced guest of honor, Ayano Yamane, creator of Finder and Crimson Spell.

David Welsh has reached the letter T in the Shoujo-Sunjeong alphabet at The Manga Curmudgeon.

News from Japan: Coca-Cola is posting an Air Gear side story at their website, but only teenagers who are registered at the site can read it. Apparently it hasn’t occurred to anyone in Japan to lie about their age on the internet. Meanwhile, Kodansha lost 5.7 billion yen last year, and Brad Rice blames that partially on poor sales in the U.S.

Reviews: Carlo Santos unwraps some new manga in his latest Right Turn Only!! column.

Rob on vols. 1 and 2 of Black Jack (Panel Patter)
Eduardo Zacarias on vol. 29 of Bleach (Animanga Nation)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Cactus’s Secret (Comics Worth Reading)
Michelle Smith on vols. 11-13 of Cheeky Angel (Soliloquy in Blue)
Megan M. on vols. 4 and 5 of Higurashi When They Cry (Manga Bookshelf)
Christopher Butcher on Little Butterfly (omnibus edition) (
Julie on vol. 16 of Love*Com (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Nightschool (Manga Xanadu)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Panic x Panic (Prospero’s Manga)
Cynthia on vol. 2 of Selfish Mr. Mermaid (Boys Next Door)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of Soul Eater (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 2 of Soul Eater and vol. 8 of Slam Dunk (Comics Should Be Good)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (The Comic Book Bin)

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  1. Wouldn’t some of those bad sales be due to pulling the licenses and then not doing much publishing here last year?