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Brian Heater posts the second part of his interview with Astronaut Academy author Dave Roman at The Daily Cross Hatch. This segment focuses on his comic Teen Boat (“The ANGST of Being a Teen…combined with the THRILL of being a boat”) which was originally self-published and will be published as a graphic novel next year.

Want the scoop on VIZ’s new digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha? Deb Aoki sat down with Sasaki Hisashi, Alvin Lu, and Brian Piech to ask the questions on fans’ minds.

CBR’s Alex Dueben covered the Archie Comics panel at New York Comic Con, which featured news of Sabrina and Little Archie animated series as well as some special issues of their flagship Archie comics.

Conrad Mason explains how a chance encounter with a comic introduced him to Shakespeare at the DFC Storyblog.

Heidi MacDonald offers her thoughts on the recent layoffs at Marvel Comics.

The Graphic Classroom and Scholastic are sponsoring a contest to celebrate the release of the fourth Amulet book. One lucky teacher will win the full series, plus a $50 Visa gift card. Details here.

In case you missed it: Toon Books posts a sneak peek at R. Kikuo Johnson’s The Shark King, due out in April 2012.

Our own Lori Henderson will be hosting this month’s Manga Movable Feast. On the menu — what else? — horror manga!

Reviews: In the latest installment of From Gamma Rays to Friendly Ghosts, Drew McCabe reviews Okie Dokie Donuts and Snarked. Elsewhere at Comic Attack!, Drew’s colleague Kristin Bomba dedicates her Bento Box Weekly column to two manga with teen appeal: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and Grand Guignol Orchestra. Meanwhile, the folks at Forbidden Planet turn over the keys to a grade school student for a review of Super Animal Adventure Squad.

Karen Maeda on vol. 1 of Animal Land (Sequential Tart)
Greg McElhatton on Any Empire (Read About Comics)
Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan on Anya’s Ghost (Bookends)
Andrew on Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures (No Flying No Tights)
Paige McKee on vol. 1 of Bloody Monday (Sequential Tart)
Nic on Camilla D’Errico’s Burn (No Flying No Tights)
Nic on The Clockwork Girl (No Flying No Tights)
Sarah on Fractured Fables (No Flying No Tights)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Gate 7 (The Manga Critic)
Holly von Winckel on The Grave Doug Freshly (Sequential Tart)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Green Lantern #2 and DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman–The 1990s (Comics Worth Reading)
Matthew on Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring (No Flying No Tights)
Danica Davidson on The Last Unicorn (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Chris Wilson on Macbeth (The Graphic Classroom)
Collin David on Mangaman (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sterg Botzakis on Marineman: A Matter of Life and Depth (Graphic Novel Resources)
Tom Flinn on MetaMaus: The Making of a Modern Classic (ICv2)
Michael Hicks on Moriarty, Vol. 1: The Dark Chamber (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Collin David on Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken, Vol. 1: Troublems with Frenemies (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sterg Botzakis on The Prince (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Princess Knight (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Nick Smith on Same Difference (ICv2)
Rachel on Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (No Flying No Tights)
Steve Bennett on vol. 1 of Until the Full Moon (ICv2)

Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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