ASH: There’s plenty of variety in the manga being released this week and quite a few titles I’m interested in, all of which are very different from one another. Each volume of the dystopic No. 6 is better than the last, Dorohedoro continues to somehow be both incredibly dark and incredibly charming, and I’m very glad to see the next volume of Sunny, too. However, the manga that I’m probably most curious about this week is the debut of Utako Yukihiro and Madoka Takadono’s Devils and Realist.
SEAN: There’s a lot to love this week, and yes, someone pick Dorohedoro for me, because I can’t resist the magnetic pull of A Certain Scientific Railgun. This current plot has removed all the allies that Misaka has, leaving her on her own against a powerful enemy. Supposedly this is the work of fellow 5-th level Misaki (don’t you hate it when romanization leaves you with two almost identical names?), but is she the real enemy here? Yes, there’s some annoying fanservice with Kuroko, though her amnesia should tone that down, and yes, I suspect Touma may save the day again. Still, if you like kickass teen girls with esper powers, here’s where to get them.
ANNA: I have to admit, my mind has not been on manga recently because I’ve been embarking on a massive reread of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America series, and I am probably most anticipating Winter Soldier fighting giant bear Ursa Major in a gulag in Captain America: Prisoner of War. But on the manga side of things I have to say that I’m most interested in Sunny volume 3 and the new series Devils and Realist. I think I’m going to have to go with Devils and Realist because the lure of the new! All shiny and full of potential! (Also Winter Soldier FOREVER!)
MJ: I was all set to go with volume three of Sunny this week. It’s a series I’ve loved wholeheartedly since its debut volume, and it’s hard to imagine what could top it. Trouble is, I admit I’ve been lured—lured by my beloved Comic Zero-Sum and Seven Seas’ Devils and Realist. While I’m still skeptical that anything described (by Sean last week) as resembling Black Butler could truly be to my liking, I can’t help wanting to find out. Has Seven Seas finally got my number? We shall see!
MICHELLE: I could be daring and go for something new, but I’m reasonably certain that any time Sunny is an option, I’m going to go for it. It’s so well done, heart-warming and funny and thoughtful and all those good things. I really cannot recommend it more highly.
What looks good to you this week?