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Episode Seven: Wotakoi – Love Is Hard for Otaku Vol. 1

Waiting on the Trade Podcast

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Bryce Manning joins us for a discussion of the print-based entertainment culture, as we talk about Fujita’s Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol. 1.

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I Guess I’m Reading Captain Marvel Now?

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Every once in a while, I like to check in on ongoing series that I initially missed out on. Which is how I wound up reading and loving the latest issue of Kelly Thompson, Carmen Carnero, Tamra Bonvillain, and Clayton Cowles’s Captain Marvel.

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Did You Notice the Conversational Lettering in On a Sunbeam?

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There are many reasons you should read Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam. The pitch-perfect plot, characters, pacing, and color palette combine to deliver a feels-worthy sci-fi epic.

But because On a Sunbeam is so good (and you’ll likely fly right through it), you might not notice how much characterization Walden’s lettering adds to the story. The dialogue throughout On a Sunbeam does a ton of work, letting readers in on characters’ emotional states and cementing their personalities.

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Episode Six: Die Vol. 1

Waiting on the Trade Podcast

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Jonathan Gurney gets sucked into the emo roleplaying adventure that is our podcast, as we discuss Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, and Clayton Cowles’s Die Vol. 1.

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I Love That Robert Kirkman Is Making Comics Surprising Again

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First, Robert Kirkman launched a new comic series without telling anyone – not even the comic shops receiving the book.

Then, he concluded his massive mega-hit, The Walking Dead, without tipping his hand before the final issue dropped. If you somehow managed to avoid the internet for a couple days before buying your comics on July 3, you’d have had no idea you just bought the last issue of The Walking Dead.

I have not read a lot of Kirkman’s comics, but I love his publishing stunts. And I love Kirkman’s rationale for them, which is simply to make comics surprising again.