I’m a dummy.
But, like, for real. I can tell you what issue Spider-Man defeated Firelord (Amazing Spider-Man #270), but I can’t tell you how to, say, treat a small wound or—as of this week—treat a highly infected small wound. My knowledge gaps are wide, both in life and culturally.
But a truly embarrassing gap in my knowledge, considering my chosen career (defeating Firelord), is in Japanese comics, aka manga.
Last year I went on a trip to Japan with some friends and we toured several manga museums and shops and I was as lost as the classic robber looking for the elevator until Spider-Man helped him out. So now, with the aid of my friends, I’m finally finding the elevator.
MANGASPLAINING! Our new weekly podcast where my friends Deb, David and Chris all suggest great manga to me! Every episode we delve into a new manga and I ask a lot of basic questions and my friends are incredibly patient with me! It’s been a ton of fun and I hope you’ll check it out and maybe even follow along with our reading list!
MANGASPLAINING.COM has everything you need, including some excellent show notes with visuals. So far we have our introductory EPISODE ZERO, and then we head right in to AKIRA with EPISODE ONE! This week’s EPISODE TWO is the charming DELICIOUS IN DUNGEON!
You can subscribe and listen at all your favourite podcast sources. And … wow. This is the first time I get to say this, but …. please subscribe and leave a review if you like it! I feel like I’ve finally joined the internet!
CONGRATS ON FINALLY GETTING HELP WITH YOUR PROBLEM AND IN SUCH A PUBLIC MANNER
ANYTHING ELSE WEIGHING ON YOU?
Nope! But I’m excited that Marvel is realizing I’m not just a soft boy but a hard one as well! Hot on the heels of the INVADERS hardcover, Marvel is going to be putting out a complete collection of my MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE run!
It’ll be called FANTASTIC FOUR: FATE OF THE FOUR and it’ll have issues #1-12 plus our Annual in it! You should tell your local retailer to order you one! For REAL!
And that’s it this week! never forget to reach for your dreams!!!