I enjoyed listening to Ed Sizemore and Phillip Anthony talk about reviewing in this episode of the Eeeper’s Choice podcast. They discuss the issues with keeping up with a tide of material, whether it’s work you’re interested in or not, and the question of review copies, especially for an international site. (Phillip is Irish.) If you’d like to consider struggling with the problem yourself, here’s my advice on how to get review copies.
That’s just a short prologue, though, before the main subject of the podcast. The two praise Kingyo Used Books, the Viz SigIKKI series about a used manga bookstore, and talk about the feelings of nostalgia the series evokes.
I love Ed’s idea of a similar series for the American comic market, where people are given advice inspired by old superhero comics.