We’re less than a week away from San Diego Comic-Con, and I rounded up a list of the manga panels at MTV Geek as a handy checklist for those who are going—and a way to keep track of the news that will be coming out of San Diego for those who, like me, will be following the action from home.
Lori Henderson has the list of this week’s all-ages comics and manga at Good Comics for Kids.
Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley talks to Kentaro Takekuma and Koji Aihara the creators of one of his inspirations, the book Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga.
Jason Thompson looks at the classic Lone Wolf and Cub in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
PWCW’s Kai-Ming Cha reviews Shigeru Mizuki’s Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths and talks to D+Q editors about the significance of the book.
Wandering Son is the topic of the latest Manga Out Loud podcast, featuring Ed Sizemore, Johanna Draper Carlson, David Welsh, Erica Friedman, and Philip.
Melinda Beasi writes about three manga that involve dreams at Manga Bookshelf.
Manga Therapy puts the Gantz character Shion Izumi on the couch.
Lori Henderson writes about the pain of not being able to find a single volume because it is out of print, even though the rest of the series is still available.
David Welsh’s latest license request is the Tezuka Award-winning Onmyôji.
Jason Yadao looks surveys the Christian manga scene and notices something odd on Amazon.
News from Japan: Your and My Secret will come to an end next month. Chikyu Misaki creator Yuji Iwahara is working on a new sci-fi manga, Dimension W, which will run in Square Enix’s Young Gangan. Three Steps Over Japan writes about GanGan, the magazine home of Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater.
Reviews: Michelle Smith and Melinda Beasi discuss a stack of new releases in their latest Off the Shelf column at Manga Bookshelf.
Chris Kirby on vol. 15 of 20th Century Boys (The Fandom Post)
Ed Sizemore on vols. 1-4 of 7 Billion Needles (Comics Worth Reading)
Sakura Eries on vol. 5 of Bakuman (The Fandom Post)
Omar on vols. 14 and 15 of Black Jack, vol. 1 of Cardcaptor Sakura (omnibus edition), and vol. 8 of Twin Spica (About Heroes)
Kristin on vol. 35 of Bleach (Comic Attack)
Erica Friedman on Fu-Fu Dengeki 4-Koma Collection (Okazu)
Matthew Brady on Garden (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
Connie on vol. 3 of Highschool of the Dead (Slightly Biased Manga)
Matthew Warner on vol. 7 of Jormungand (The Fandom Post)
Connie on vol. 3 of Kamisama Kiss (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 3 of Kamisama Kiss (ANN)
Anna on vols. 3 and 4 of Kamisama Kiss (Manga Report)
Connie on vol. 4 of Laon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-4 of Library Wars: Love and War (Manga Village)
Erica Freidman on vol. 5 of Manga no Tsukurikata (Okazu)
Chris Kirby on vol. 2 of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan (The Fandom Post)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 4 of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Kuriousity)
Connie on vol. 4 of Pokemon Adventures (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on Pure Trance (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 6 of Rakuen Le Paradis manga magazine (Okazu)
Lori Henderson on vol. 6 of Rin-ne (Manga Xanadu)
Connie on vol. 1 of Sakura Hime (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of Sasameke (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 17 of Sensual Phrase (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 3 of The Story of Saiunkoku (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 6 of Time and Again (The Fandom Post)