Welcome to another Manhwa Monday!
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!
Tiamat saysApril 5, 2010 at 12:17 am
Heyas, thanks for linking to my reviews :D
I also did a review of the last volume of You’re so cool
Melinda Beasi saysApril 5, 2010 at 9:12 am
Thanks for the heads up! I’ll get it in next week. :)
Judi saysApril 5, 2010 at 10:41 am
Ah, One Thousand and One Nights, enough said. :D
Melinda Beasi saysApril 5, 2010 at 10:44 am
My feelings exactly. :D
Jan saysApril 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Oh wow, I’ve fallen so far behind on this series! I remember being intrigued by the first couple of volumes but I never followed through, and then lost track of it between its (very spread-out) release schedule and that business with Ice Kunion being swallowed up by Yen. All this glowing praise from the blogosphere is making me think I need to catch up; I haven’t touched my copies in years but I can still remember how gorgeous the art is. :)
Jan saysApril 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm
Ah, and strange coincidence: I was thinking about this series while writing a review for something completely different on the weekend, haha.
Kris saysApril 5, 2010 at 11:01 am
Have you looked at There’s Something About Sunyool? I keep seeing it pop up, and it was in April’s Previews catalog. Description in Previews makes it sound pretty over dramatic, so I’m wondering if it’s any good.
Melinda Beasi saysApril 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm
I’ve only read the first three chapters, but it looked surprisingly refreshing, actually. Check out what I said about them here.
Kris saysApril 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm