I'll be blogging later in the week about other bits of manga/comics news, but first and foremost...
GUESS WHAT CAME OUT TODAY?
MW by OSAMU TEZUKA!!
I've been basically panting for this release for a few months now, and am now about to sit down and read it. 583 pages of raw Tezuka power, here I come! Also, not only is the cover of the book great, the inside hard cover (under the book jacket) is crazy scenes of riots and gas masks wrapped around the spine. Very cool.
If you haven't tracked the book down just yet, you can get a nice preview of the first chapter via Vertical's site. Or just catch the preview pages directly:
Chapter 1, pages 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19
20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29, 30-31, 32
In other news, the battery on my Mac (the one with all the pictures from Germany) died recently so I'm way behind on my Frankfurt Book Fair post-- big surprise, right? Meanwhile, I'm also working on posts about Kago and Umezu toys, some details about a new contributor to Same Hat and some pics and finds from the SF ZineFest a few weeks back.
Finally, Evan just got back from a 8-day trip to Japan! Once he recovers from his jet lag, I'll have him post manga news here! Evan was visiting some friends, eating MOS Burger and taking photos at the Tokyo Auto Show. It's good to have him back!