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Aug 15 2008 1:00pm

Manga and comics news

Yen Press launched a new manga magazine, Yen+ Plus, in August 2008. This monthly mag features nine different manga (over 400 pages for $8.99!). The American and Korean entries read left to right; the Japanese stories read from right to left. Yen+ Plus has two front covers as a result, and no advertising on the outside of the book.

Contents of the first issue (all first chapters): Maximum Ride by James Patterson and Narae Lee; Nightschool by Svetlana Chmakova; Pig Bride by KookHwa Huh and Sujin Kim; Sarasah by Ryang Ruy; One Fine Day by Sirial; Jack Frost by JinHo Ko; Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo; Nabari No Ou by Yuhki Kamatani; Sumomomo Momomo by Shinobu Ohtaka; Bamboo Blade by Masahiro Totsuka and Aguri Igarashi; and Higurashi When They Cry by Ryukishi07 (listed on the Yen Press website as 07th Expansion) and Karin Suzuragi.

In other graphic-related news, Fantagraphics recently released Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko. It's gotten a fair amount of mainstream press, all of which I missed somehow until a review appeared in The Village Voice.

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Jonathan Hendry
1. JonHendry
Howdy. I posted a link to this in the Dying Earth thread, but it's comics related so might be of interest.

It's a comic blog post about some sexual harassment incidents that occurred at San Diego Comic-Con. A bunch of blogs have posted it as well to get the message out that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated, and that it's not acceptable that SDCC has no policies set up for handling such behavior.

(Not wanting to be a nuisance, I won't be mentioning this on Tor.com again.)

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