Over at MTV Geek, Brigid Alverson takes a look at Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight. This ground-breaking shojo title, which debuted in 1953, will be coming to American shores for the first time in October 2011. (Kodansha published a bilingual edition in 2000, but that was aimed at Japanese readers who wanted to improve their English language skills, not American manga fans.) Readers curious about the series and its complicated publication history can read more about it here.
Speaking of manga, the internet has been abuzz over the upcoming launch of JManga, a new portal for reading Japanese comics. As Deb Aoki points out, fan expectations for JManga may be unrealistic, especially for readers accustomed to getting their manga through illegal scanlation sites.
Top Shelf offers Korgi fans a sneak peek at A Hollow Beginning, the latest installment of this lovely, wordless comic about a girl and her dog.
Twelve-year-old Gracie and her dad team up for a thoughtful review of The Complete Peanuts.
Johanna Draper Carlson previews Princeless, a four-issue mini-series about a spunky royal who decides to rescue herself from a tower. Look for the first issue in October 2011.
The Hooded Utilitarian’s Best Comics Poll results are now posted, and several kid-friendly titles made the cut, including Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original Fantastic Four series, Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes, and Charles Schultz’s Peanuts.
Sheena McNeil on vol. 3 of Blue Exorcist (Sequential Tart)
Danica Davidson on The Clockwork Girl (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Ed Sizemore on Gabby & Gator and The World of Qwest (Comics Worth Reading)
Danica Davidson on Gingerbread Girl (Graphic Novel Reporter)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Ghosts in the House! (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 5 of Karakuri Odette (Panel Patter)
Pamela Paul on Level Up (The New York Times)
Rebecca Buchanan on Liberty Vocational, Vol. 1: Will Super Villains Be on the Final? (Sequential Tart)
Nathan Wilson on The Little Endless Storybook (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Kyla Hunt on vol. 1 of Love*Com (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Olwyn Supeene on vol. 3 of The Story of Saiunkoku (Sequential Tart)
Sarah Sammis on The Unsinkable Walker Bean (Puss Reboots)