X-Men: Grand Design

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Ed Piskor's X-Men: Grand Design. In the news (after we talk about biking to work and double-decker elevators) Hasbro acquires the Power Rangers and Made in Abyss is a pretty good anime. GeekNights will be live at Zenkaikon, and you should read Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the rakugo manga (and anime) Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. In the news, Marvel's editor-in-chief admits to something despicable, Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner is a deeply moving movie that is definitely worth seeing, and Anime NYC appears to have been a success.

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Dissolving Classroom and Wrecked Hearts

Tonight on GeekNights we review two great short comics: Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom and Mathilde Kitteh / Luca Oliveri's Wrecked Hearts. One is Japanese body horror, and the other is dark scifi shoujo. In the news, the core of anime torrents has died, the 2D Breath of the Wild is (obviously) taken down, Ghibli movies are in theaters, and all of Utena is free legally on youtube.

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Lookouts

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the delightful Lookouts, which had its origins in Penny Arcade itself. In the news, we hit up the MoCCA Arts Festival 2017, the Ghost in the Shell live action movie was the failure we all expected, and Freeform has ordered a new show that may involve Squirrel Girl.

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Plutona

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Plutona, a short comic about superheros and reminscient of Stand By Me from Jeff Lemire (story) and Emi Lenox (art). We save spoilers until the end of the show. In the news, Scott saw Ancien and the Magic Tablet, Cartoon Saloon is likely to continue to bat 1000 with Wolfwalkers, and Free is getting compilation movies.

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. It's pretty great, despite the horror of its origin. In the news, the live action Ghost in the Shell and Your Name trailers are out! We had a great time at GaymerX East, and we'll see you at MAGFest and PAX South! Stay strong.

Inuyashiki

Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki is described as a "slice of life suspense science fiction seinen manga series" on Wikipedia. It is fantastic, and you'll understand it's full power within 30 pages give or take. In the news, the great Shigeru Mizuki, known primarily in the US for Kitaro, has passed away at 93. The Anime News Network 2015 Megapoll is underway (I suggest you vote for Yurikuma and One Punch Man). Build-a-bear moves into Pikachu territory.

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