Episode 13: Explicit Content, or get all that sex out of my violence

Episode 13

Kelly and Angela take a look at EXPLICIT CONTENT in comics and manga. Does manga get a bad rap for its sexual and violent content? Is violence always for shock value? Is sexual content always meant to be titillating? If we’re ok with teens having sex in a YA novel, why not in comics for teens?How do we deal with explicit content in the library? Also, did you know Iron Man and Black Widow have a canonical sex tape?

Book Reviews:

Angela: The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press)

Kelly: That Wolf-Boy is Mine by Yoko Nogiri (Kodansha Comics)

Episode 12: Best of 2017, or where are all the comics & manga?

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As 2017 wraps up, Kelly and Angela take a look at some of the comics and manga being recognized on Best of 2017 lists around the internet. Why do these lists matter? Will manga ever make it out of the manga ghetto? Plus: our favorite comics and manga of the year, and what we’re looking forward to in 2018.


  • Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  • The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by  Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
  • NewsPrints by Ru Xu


  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
  • Kigurumi Guardians by Lily Hoshino
  • Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui
  • The Girl from the Other Side by Nagabe
  • Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda

Review: Thor Ragnarok (it’s secretly anime)