Another successful Free Comic Book Day completed. There was a big turn out (as usual!) at Strange Adventures in downtown Halifax and many free comics to be had. Along with my joyfully larger assortment of X-men comic books and indie publications, I picked up a copy of Viz’s Shonen Jump sampler and Yen Press’s Maximum Ride preview issue.
Those who picked up Viz’s Shonen Jump sampler were treated with some exerts from Naruto, Bleach and Slum Dunk (which was in colour), three of the series currently running in the English edition of the popular manga anthology. A nice surprise was the pull out mini Bleach poster.
Yen Press’s preview issue of Maximum Ride was also something I was glad to have picked up. NaRae Lee’s artwork in this adaptation was really eye-catching, and though I’ve never read the original novels, I think this is a series I’ll be checking out. On the back of the preview was an advertisement for Yen Press’s upcoming monthly manga anthology, it’s first issue example sporting a picture from their recent license, Soul Eater. With a line up including that, Nabari No Ou, Maximum Ride and Svetlana’s new series, Nightschool, Yen+ is looking to be an impressive selection of titles for those looking for something different than the usual fares of Shonen Jump. Sign me up!