Upcoming 6/16/2010

Time for a quick look at the current ComicList:

Fantagraphics reminds us that they’re more than just awesome, Matt Thorn-curated manga with Megan Kelso’s Artichoke Tales. Kelso’s previous big release is an excellent collection of short stories, The Squirrel Mother, also from Fantagraphics. This is Kelso’s first long-form effort, and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with that length of narrative.

Viz has one of its Signature-heavy weeks with three enjoyable books:

  • The first volume of Kumiko Suekane’s I’m-not-sure-how-intentionally-hilarious tale of teen-aged clones of major historical figures, Afterschool Charisma
  • The third volume of Daisuke Igarashi’s environmental fable, Children of the Sea
  • The eighth ninth volume of Naoki Urasawa’s crazily entertaining 20th Century Boys.