Vintage cover art, new comics haiku

ShonenCoverPaul Pope posts some classic covers designed by Tadanori Yokoo for Shonen Magazine in the 1970s—plus a later illustration that draws on the same themes. (Via Journalista.)

Kate Dacey doesn’t just look at this week’s new comics, she writes haiku about them.

Melinda Beasi posts another Manhwa Monday roundup at Manga Bookshelf.

Gia Manry spots Delivery Cupid for the Kindle, and it’s not an American edition, exactly—Japanese publisher Libre seems to have published it in English. (The manga was previously published in English by the now-defunct Broccoli Books, so this is presumably that same translation.)

Udon has a preview of vol. 1 of Mega Man ZX.

Garrett Albright is having some serious issues with the people that handle Yen Plus subscriptions.

News from Japan: This is not quite manga, but it’s a warning for those who skirt the law: Some users of a pirated version of the ero visual novel Cross Games unwittingly downloaded a trojan horse that grabs personal information from the user’s computer, takes a screen shot of the game, and posts it all online. (Note: The original story is fine, but links are NSFW.)

stolenhearts1-200x300Reviews: Kate Dacey reviews the first volumes of three new shoujo series, Cactus’s Secret, My Darling! Miss Bancho, and Stolen Hearts, at The Manga Critic. Carlo Santos takes a good look at some recent releases in his latest Right Turn Only!! column. And Ed Sizemore looks at some of this month’s Tokyopop releases at Comics Worth Reading.

Connie on vol. 4 of Black Bird (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 3 of Black Jack (Panel Patter)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Bunny Drop (Comics-and-More)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Dorohedoro (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sean Gaffney on vols. 1 and 2 of Fullmetal Alchemist (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1 and 2 of Happy Cafe (Comics Worth Reading)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 2 of Hero Tales (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Tangognat on vol. 4 of Knights of the Zodiac (Tangognat)
Connie on vol. 1 of The Lapis Lazuli Crown (Slightly Biased Manga)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 2 of Nabari no Ou (Manga Jouhou)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Nightschool (Manga Xanadu)
David Welsh on Ode to Kirihito (Precocious Curmudgeon)
Marsha Reid on vol. 1 of One Fine Day (Kuriousity)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 38 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vols. 39 and 40 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Danielle Leigh on Ristorante Paradiso (Comics Should Be Good)
Kristin on vols. 1-3 of Sarasah (Comic Attack)
Erica Friedman on vol. 6 of Sasamekikoto (Okazu)
Diana Dang on vols. 1 and 2 of St. Dragon Girl (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 3 of Sumomomo,Momomo (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Julie Opipart on vol. 1 of Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Manga Maniac Cafe)

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