SEAN: Given that most of this weeks’ titles fill me with apathy, even the ones I actually follow (I blame the endless winter here in the Northeast), I’ll give my pick of the week to the one I’m looking forward to the most: Lucifer & The Biscuit Hammer. The first omnibus was such a great combination of cynical nihilism and action-adventure, and while I hope our hero and heroine snap out of their ‘destroy the world’ motivation, I do also hope it takes them a while.
MICHELLE: The only manga release to excite me this week is the digital debut of Boys Over Flowers: Season Two, and even that is tinged with trepidation. But I see chapter one is up now, so I shall marshal my courage and forge ahead.
ASH: I think I’m with Sean this week. I didn’t really know what to expect from the first omnibus of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, but I liked its quirkiness and at times it could be surprisingly dark. If I’m going to be honest, I’m still not entirely sure what to expect from the series, but I’m looking forward to finding out.
ANNA: I’m going to have to throw in with Michelle and go for Boys Over Flowers since that is for sure the thing I am most interested in this week. I hope we see more digital shoujo releases!
MJ: I… man, I got nothin’ this week. Nothing at all. So I will take this moment to point out that Sparkler Monthly has put Off*Beat and Gauntlet on sale for Valentine’s Day—20% off their deluxe paperback sets! Sale expires on Thursday! Other than that… I got nothin’. Any suggestions from our readership?
Tim M. saysFebruary 16, 2015 at 9:14 pm
I suggest an American comic set in Japan, “My Japanese Husband (still) Thinks I’m Crazy”, released today (Feb. 16). It’s a sequel to “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy”.
My Japanese Husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy (Book 2):
My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy: The Comic Book (Book 1):
The author said she would make the Kindle version on Amazon.com free for a few days in the near future.
Her web site “Texan in Tokyo” is at:
Ash Brown saysFebruary 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm
Oh, I read the first book! It was rather delightful. :)
Tim M. saysFebruary 18, 2015 at 10:16 am
FYI: The Kindle versions of “My Japanese Husband…”, both Book 1 and Book 2, are available for free for the next five days (Feb. 18 – 22).
My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy (the comic book) (Texan & Tokyo Book 1) [Kindle Edition]:
My Japanese Husband (still) Thinks I’m Crazy (Texan & Tokyo Book 2) [Kindle Edition]:
Here’s part of an email from the author:
I’m running a free book promotion on Amazon for the next five days. Both books will be free to download for anyone – and you can save it on your Kindle for later use :)
Why is the book free?
1. I hope that some of the people who download it for free will love it and buy a paperback copy (and/or write a review)
2. If a bunch of people download it – it will skyrocket to the top of its’ category in Amazon. That would be really amazing.
3. I worked really hard on this book and want people to read it. That sounds silly, but I’m really proud of this book. I think it’s awesome. And I want lots of people to read it :D
AshLynx saysFebruary 17, 2015 at 7:13 am
Gawd, FINE! You guys win, I went ahead and blind bought Off*Beat. It only seems one of you guys mentions it at least once a month
Melinda Beasi saysFebruary 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm
Woot! :D My job here is done.
Aaron saysFebruary 17, 2015 at 12:31 pm
It’s been out of print for years but I bought it for a penny off of Amazon so first three volumes of Kare Kano.