Laughing at monsters

Lissa Pattillo looks over last week’s new manga in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA.

Lori Henderson talks about Kodansha’s publication of some older Del Rey titles and reviews the manhwa 13th Boy in her latest Manga Dome podcast at Manga Xanadu.

Erica Friedman, who was my roommate at TCAF, files her con report, which is filled with manga encounters of various kinds, including going to the Chromatic Press event on Friday night. Erica also has a fresh edition of Yuri Network News for us.

Also at TCAF, PictureBox announced plans to publish an anthology titled Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It. The book is scheduled for a spring 2014 release.

How do we manage to laugh even in the worst of times? Tony Yao looks at humor in darkness in Attack on Titan at Manga Therapy.

The Digital Manga folks announce their plans for Fanime.

News from Japan: Lots of manga are winding up: The yuri series Aoi Hana is coming to an end in July.


Connie on vol. 12 of 13th Boy (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (Slightly Biased Manga)
Justin on Alive (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Ken H on Atomcat (Comics Should Be Good)
Justin and Manjiorin on vol. 4 of Attack on Titan (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Ash Brown on vol. 21 of Blade of the Immortal (Experiments in Manga)
Connie on vol. 22 of Blade of the Immortal (Slightly Biased Manga)
John Rose on vol. 9 of Cage of Eden (The Fandom Post)
Justin on chapter 31 of Cross Manage (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 6 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Blogcritics)
John Rose on vol. 3 of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (The Fandom Post)
Connie on vol. 2 of Excel Saga (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on Fu~Fu (Okazu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1 and 2 of Happy-Go-Lucky Days (Comics Worth Reading)
Erica Friedman on Heart of Thomas (Okazu)
Erica Friedman on vol. 3 of Hoshikawa Ginza 4-Chome (Okazu)
Erica Friedman on vol. 7 of Ichigo Mashimaro (Okazu)
Kate O’Neil on vols. 3 and 4 of Loveless (omnibus edition) (The Fandom Post)
Sweetpea on Memories of Emanon (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 11 of One Piece (Blogcritics)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 8 of Sailor Moon (ANN)
Kristin on vols. 26-28 of Slam Dunk (Comic Attack)
Connie on vol. 6 of The Story of Saiunkoku (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on Tokyo Zombie, Grand Guignol Orchestra, and Reiko the Zombie Shop (Comics Should Be Good)
Justin on chapter 12 of World Trigger (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)

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