Before we get into April releases, the big news last week was DramaQueen’s shipment of The Summit (Vol. 1) by Young Hee Lee (You’re So Cool). Brigid Alverson has the full scoop at Robot 6. The real news is not the release date (which was announced mid-March) but the fact that those who pre-ordered have actually received books, an event that no one could have confidently predicted based on DramaQueen’s recent history.
Snow Wildsmith reviews the first volume at Fujoshi Librarian, admiring Lee’s comic timing and skill with “off-kilter relationships.” Snow also has praise for DramaQueen’s production, specifically a new style of cover and improved paper quality.
The obvious question, of course, is “Will we ever see volume two?” Stay tuned!
This is not a big month for manhwa, though it does offer up the tenth (and penultimate) volume of one of my favorite Yen Press series, One Thousand and One Nights. Also from Yen in April is the fourth volume of Pig Bride.
NETCOMICS continues to offer weekly online chapter updates of several of its series, Please, Please Me, There’s Something About Sunyool, and Full House (which wraps up its third volume mid-month). Note: though The Adventures of Young Det is still listed on the schedule, its last actual update seems to have been in January.
Yen Press dominates this week’s reviews, though NETCOMICS earns an enthusiastic nod from PopCultureShock’s Connie C. for volume two of Please, Please Me.
At Comic Attack, Kristin Bomba reviews volumes 1-3 of Sarasah. Both Lori Henderson and Andre take a look at volume one of Raiders, at Comics Village and Kuriousity, respectively. Also at Kuriousity, Marsha Reid talks about volume one of One Fine Day.
Tiamat’s Disciple works overtime once again, checking out both volume ten of The Antique Gift Shop and volume eleven of Angel Diary Meanwhile, Susan S. at Manga Jouhou continues her coverage of Very! Very! Sweet with short reviews of volumes four and five.
That’s all for this week!
Is there something I’ve missed? Leave your manhwa-related links in comments!