This & That
Lot's of folks are talking about the case in Georgia, about a comic retailer who gave out a comic intended for adults to a minor.
While I find the punishment for the "crime" to be incredibly extreme, and the law in itself to be rather stupid. I'm having a hard time feeling too much for the retailer who in the thread I linked to seems to be dismissing any culpability in the incident.
Seeming to say that it was too much work to make sure a situation like this didn't happen.
Meanwhile in Australia, another mother is complaining about the contents of a comic her kid picked up at a library. This time I loved the librarian's response of the book being put back on the shelves and that it was up to the parents to monitor what their kid read. Not the library's.
Hard to find Manga
I'm having a hard time finding new volumes of Ruroni Kenshin (I need 10 and 11), Tramps Like Us 4, and Planetes Book 4 volume 2 in my area for some reason. Plenty of copies of new series, and series with monsters and aliens which don't interest me that much but sort of annoying that I can't find those.
I did see the nifty Gemma Bovery GN today though, it has more text than I usually expect from a comic but certainly looks interesting. I'll be ordering it online where I can get it cheaper and in a better condition as this one had dings and creases on the cover.