Manga posts

Kinukitty on xxxHolic

Posted by on January 18th, 2010 at 9:04 AM

The xxxHOLiC roundtable continues with a long, long post by Kinukitty.

Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

Posted by on January 18th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Bat-Manga succeeds as a catalog for an exhibit that never was. />
©2008 DC Comics; cartooned by Jiro Kuwata

xxxHolic Roundtable

Posted by on January 17th, 2010 at 1:55 PM

We’re doing a roundtable on the first three volumes of the Clamp series xxxholic over at the Hooded Utilitarian this week. Vom Marlowe kicks it off.

Things the Industry Is Doing Right

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 at 11:58 AM

This being The Comics Journal and all, we tend to focus on the thousands of things the comics industry does wrong.  But that gets to be such a downer.  Here, because lists are the ideal form of online discourse, are

Adam Stephanides reviews Solanin by Inio Asano

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Believable is not the same as interesting.
©2006 Inio Asano/Shogakukan Inc.

Richard Cook on Saiyuki

Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Richard Cook gives a mixed review to the first volume of Saiyuki on the Hooded Utilitarian.

For Those Who Drink… by David Ritchie

Posted by on January 6th, 2010 at 5:54 PM

More of the same which may or may not be related to comic books…

Suat On Ooku‘s Failings

Posted by on January 6th, 2010 at 7:49 AM

Suat explains why Ooku is not all that.

Wine and Roses…and Manga

Posted by on December 31st, 2009 at 4:37 AM
Apologies in advance for my holiday disappearance. In Fraunchy France now enjoying ice-cold weather and the first full moon in twenty years. More nonsense to come in the new year. Here's a little wine news, to celebrate my Gallic hosts. Agi Tadashi's wine-appreciation manga series, "Kami no Shizuku" (Mead of the Gods) made Wine Magazine's "2009 Most Powerful" list.

Gavin Lees reviews Red Snow

Posted by on December 30th, 2009 at 9:00 AM
After three volumes of Yoshihiro Tatsumi's work, Drawn & Quarterly continue their gekiga renaissance with the publication of Susuma Katsumata's Red Snow. Like the previous releases, this is a collection of short stories from various points in the author's career with various back-matter to put the work in context.

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