- Posted by Johanna on May 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm
- Category: Shopping Guide
The periodical comic list this week is somewhat sparse, so I’d like to point you to some good manga out this week:
- A Bride’s Story, from Yen Press ($16.99), an absolutely gorgeous historical romance with an unusual twist — an older, immensely capable wife and a boyish husband.
- Arisa Book 2 ($10.99), one of Kodansha USA’s first manga releases. The first volume was stronger, but this shojo series shows great promise for the long run.
- Saturn Apartments Book 3 ($12.99), another slice-of-life sci-fi installment from Viz. I’m prepping a review, but first, I had to go back and read the previous volume, to make sure I didn’t miss anything — it’s that deep.
On the graphic novel front, I am eager to read Approximate Continuum Comics (Fantagraphics, $18.99), a new collection of Lewis Trondheim’s autobiographical pieces.
Also out from Fantagraphics is Yeah! ($19.99), a forgotten take on girl groups in space written by Peter Bagge and drawn by Gilbert Hernandez. I’m curious to see if this re-release of a former WildStorm title finds a new audience from quite a different publisher, one more typical of the creators. I fear that the loss of color may flatten the stories a bit, but I suspect the wacky creativity will cover for it.
For kids, I have reliable evidence that they will love Binky to the Rescue (Kids Can Press, $8.95), an adorable story of a cat who thinks he’s an astronaut.
Superhero fans, and those interested in the upcoming movie, should check out Captain America: Man Out of Time (Marvel, $19.99) by Mark Waid and Jorge Molina. I liked it for its approachable take on the character.