Those little-town blues…

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of posting! I have been away for the past few days at New York Comic Con, and I’ll be writing up my experiences shortly. In the meantime, I recommend ANN’s writeups of the manga and anime panels, as well as Sean Gaffney’s insightful coverage at A Case Suitable for Treatment. And at Manic About Manga, Kris has a roundup of the new license announcements from Yaoi-Con, which was going on at the same time.

Here’s a bit of NYCC news that may not have made it to the major outlets: The digital comics service comiXology has struck a deal to carry all the manga of Shotaro Ishinomori. Launch titles include the first two volumes of Cyborg 009 and the first two volumes of Kikaider.

The last episode of the Manga Out Loud podcast assembles an all-star cast of Frederick Schodt, Helen McCarthy, and Ada Palmer to join Ed Sizemore and Johanna Draper Carlson in a discussion of Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara, which was recently released by Digital Manga.

Lissa Pattillo comments on the past week’s new manga releases in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA. Sean Gaffney looks forward to this week’s new manga at A Case Suitable for Treatment.

Laura celebrates National Sports Day with a look at sports in shoujo manga.

Reviews: Ash Brown reflects on the past week’s reading at Experiments in Manga.

Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 21 and 22 of 20th Century Boys (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on vol. 22 of 20th Century Boys (Slightly Biased Manga)
Anna on Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz (Manga Report)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 2 of Angelic Layer (Blogcritics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 13 of Bakuman (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on vol. 13 of Black Bird (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ash Brown on vol. 14 of Blade of the Immortal (Experiments in Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vols. 48 and 49 of Bleach (The Comic Book Bin)
Philip on vol. 1 of A Bride’s Story (Eeeper’s Choice Podcast)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 44 of Case Closed (The Fandom Post)
Kate Dacey on chapters 1 and 2 of Cross Manage (The Manga Critic)
Kristin on vol. 4 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Comic Attack)
Jessi Silver on vol. 2 of The Earl and the Fairy (The Fandom Post)
Connie on Five Centimeters Per Second (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on Flutter (Slightly Biased Manga)
Victoria Martin on vol. 10 of Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden (Kuriousity)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Golondrina (Okazu)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 20 of Hayate the Combat Butler (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of The House of Five Leaves (The Comic Book Bin)
Jocelyne Allen on Human Scramble (Brain Vs. Book)
Chris Beveridge on vol. 1 of The Limit (The Fandom Post)
Connie on Manga (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 11 of Nabari No Ou (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 11 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 52 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Serdar Yegulalp on vol. 1 of Paradise Kiss (Genji Press)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 30 of Ranma 1/2 (Blogcritics)
Connie on vol. 5 of Sailor Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Totally Captivated (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 12 of Twin Spica (Blogcritics)
Lori Henderson on Wonderful Life with the Elements (Manga Xanadu)

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  1. I was hoping for a number of Tokyopop license rescues at NYCC…
    Instead, all I got were two (both of which will be digital-only).
    And still no ARIA (argh).

    Off-topic, but I thought Elemental Gelade was being handled by DMP, not JManga.