Today marks the beginning of June’s Manga Moveable Feast, which is actually a Manhwa Moveable Feast, hosted right here! I start things off with an introduction to the series, Kim Dong Hwa’s “Color” Trilogy. Though this story of a young girl’s coming-of-age is Eisner-nominated (the first manhwa series to become so) it’s been a controversial one among reviewers, so this Feast is sure to be full of interesting (and perhaps heated) discussion.
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber chimes in first, with a review of the full series at her blog, All About Manga. Daniella takes issue with both the series’ (literally) flowery language and its portrayal of the lead character’s easy relationship with her single mother. The review is heavily personalized, mainly due to what Daniella sees as similarities between her own family and Ehwa’s.
“While I realize that Ehwa and I live in much different times, I cannot help but think Ehwa’s mother would have been too busy, just as my mother is/was, to spend so much time waxing poetically about men and what women need to do to get one.”
There should be many more posts to come over the next week. Stay tuned for further updates!
In other reviews this week, Kate Dacey takes a look at the first two volumes of Laon (Yen Press). At Manga Jouhou, Susan S. reviews volume seven of Goong (Yen Press). James Fleenor checks out World of Warcraft: Shadow Wing volume1: The Dragons of Outland (Tokyopop), drawn by Korean artist Jae-Hwan Kim. And the YA Librarian talks about volume one of Evyione (Udon).
That’s all for this Manhwa Monday! Keep an eye out for more MMF as the week continues!
Is there something I’ve missed? Leave your manhwa-related links in comments!