Good Comics for Kids is hosting the Manga Moveable Feast this month, and the topic is Yotsuba&! Robin Brenner gets us rolling with an introduction and an archive of recent and older reviews and essays. This month, reviewers are invited to comment not only on Yotsuba&! but also on another kids’ manga of their choice. Sean Gaffney weighs in with a thought-provoking essay comparing Yotsuba&! and Strawberry Marshmallow, which are sort of the same and sort of not, and Lori Henderson contributes a brief review of vol. 8 of Yotsuba&! and The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass at Manga Xanadu. Matt Blind warms up with reviews of three children’s manga at Rocket Bomber. And Michelle Smith jumps right in with a review of vols. 2-8 of Yotsuba&! at Soliloquy In Blue.
Anne Ishii tried to interview Detroit Metal City creator Kiminori Wakasugi a while back but ran into a brick wall, so instead she chats it up with hard-core DMC fan Johnny Ryan at The Comics Journal.
Melinda Beasi has the latest Korean Comics news in this week’s Manhwa Monday post, and she and Michelle Smith launch a new feature, Let’s Get Visual, in which they analyze individual panels, at Soliloquy in Blue.
Matt Blind has the past week’s manga sales rankings, based on online sales, at Rocket Bomber.
License requests: Sean Gaffney would like to see Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, which currently runs in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen magazine, and David Welsh casts his vote for Cesare, by ES: Eternal Sabbath creator Fumi Soryo.
At A Feminist Otaku, Caddy C. makes the mistake of reading internet comments on Yana Toboso’s request that people stop pirating her work.
David Welsh asks the readers: What is your favorite manga created by a woman for a male audience?
Reviews: Carlo Santos turns his critical eye on another batch of recently released manga in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN.
Chris Zimmerman on vol. 4 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (The Comic Book Bin)
Chris Zimmerman on Chibi Vampire: Airmail (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 18 of D.Gray-man (The Comic Book bin)
Sean Gaffney on A Drunken Dream and Other Stories (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kelakagandy on vols. 1 and 2 of Flower of the Deep Sleep (kelakagandy’s ramblings)
Tangognat on vol. 7 of Future Diary (Tangognat)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vol. 1 of The Good Witch of the West and vol. 1 of Hayate the Combat Butler (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Zack Davisson on vol. 4 of Happy Cafe (Japan Reviewed)
Zack Davisson on vol. 1 of Hyde and Closer (Japan Reviewed)
Cynthia on Isle of Forbidden Love (Boys Next Door)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Madness (The Comic Book Bin)
Sarah Boslaugh on Manga and Philosophy (PopMatters)
Charles Webb on vols. 36 and 37 of One Piece (Manga Life)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Pink Innocent (The Comic Book Bin)
Deb Aoki on vol. 1 of Seiho Boys High School (About.com)
Zack Davisson on vol. 1 of Seiho Boys High School (Japan Reviewed)
Lissa Pattillo on Seven Days – Monday to Thursday (Kuriousity)
Billy Aguiar on Songs to Make You Smile (Prospero’s Manga)
Cynthia on vol. 1 of Under Grand Hotel (Boys Next Door)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Urusei Yatsura (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Julie Opipari on vol. 18 of The Wallflower (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Connie C. on vol. 1 of Wolf God (Comics Village)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Yuri Shoujo (Okazu)