Though we’ve barely cleared hump day, it’s been an eventful week already for my new gig at Examiner.com.
Monday began with a round-up of weekend posts from Boston-area critics. I’m thinking of continuing this each week as sort of a bleary-eyed, Monday-morning treat. I’m still not sure exactly who my audience is at Examiner.com, but for the moment I’m operating on the assumption that it may not be the usual manga crowd who could just get all those links at MangaBlog. The fact that my posts stand alongside everything in the Arts & Entertainment section, from concert reviews to celebrity gossip, suggests the possibility of a very different readership.
On Tuesday, I posted a bite-sized version of my review of Twin Spica, Vol. 1, in my continued effort to make sure recent titles are covered on the site. All happy manga thoughts were crushed later that night, however, by news of the CMX shutdown. I’ve only been playing Manga Journalist for a couple of weeks now, and let me tell you, I’m already sick of reporting bad news! As usual, my report on this sad event has an emphasis on local reactions, so check it out if you’re looking for responses from the Boston manga crowd. I’ve been adding new links as I find them.
On a happier note, today brings us to my weekly look at What’s new at Comicopia, all the shipping news from Boston’s best source for manga. Personal favorites this week include volume 8 of 20th Century Boys and volume 11 of Black Jack, which waits for me in my own review queue.