Nine Stones // Italian Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. In this post, we’re going to talk about Nine Stones. Nine Stones is a comic created by Italian artist Iayafly and published in English. The official premise for the story goes: Disturbing dreams shake Alistair “Allie” Jacobi’s nights. But his daytime life is not much better. His father, the boss of a criminal organization, has decided that it’s time for his son to gain experience in the underworld. So Allie, 19, finds himself doing an “internship” in a convenience store run by the man who, under…

Check, Please! // American Web Comic

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s talk. In this post we’re going to talk about Check, Please! Check, Please! is an American web comic by Ngozi Ukazu. The official premise goes: Eric Bittle—former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier—is starting his freshman year playing hockey at the prestigious Samwell University in Samwell, Massachusetts. And it’s basically nothing like co-ed club hockey back in the South. For one? There’s checking. It’s a story about hockey and friendship and bros and trying to find yourself during the best 4 years of your…

Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 1 // Japanese Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk! In this post, we’re going to talk about Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 1. Twittering Birds Never Fly (or Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai) is a Japanese comic or manga under the genre of Yaoi (Boys’ Love/Gay Romance) and is written by Kou Yoneda. The official premise goes: Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinsei Enterpirse, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him…

Lost in the Snow (Complete Volume) // American & Japanese Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk! In this post, we’re going to talk about Lost in the Snow. Lost in the Snow originated as a webcomic created by Japanese artist Velvet Toucher that was later published into print form by Yaoi Revolution. It’s the first part of a series called The Elduin And Donestan Chronicles. The official premise for Lost in the Snow goes: Heavy snow falls over a forest of men, struck down in a bloody battle between noble brothers. The young victor, wounded and near death, is discovered by one of his own nameless…

Beast & Feast // Japanese Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk! In this post, we’re going to be talking about Beast & Feast. Beast and Feast is a Japanese comic book (or manga) in the genre of yaoi (Boys’ Love/Gay Romance). It was released in 2010 and written by Akira Norikazu. Then, Juné Manga later picked it up and official translated it for us English readers. The official premise goes: Hard-working detective Kazuha never expected to run into his old classmate Hyodo while investigating a case. But the biggest surprise of all? Hyodo is a yakuza (gang member)…

Character Study: X-Men’s Rictor

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s talk. Today, we’re going to talk about X-Men’s Rictor. New to Monday Posts? Every Monday I pick a random topic to share and talk to you guys about. In addition, each topic can have a varying category. There are Ramble times where I discuss topics in a more casual fashion such as Why #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyFriend is Plausible, but not Possible, or How Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (AKA The Scorbus Play) Failed the LGBT Community. Lastly, there are Character Studies such as the ones I did for The Mindy…

Artifice // American Web Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s Talk. In this post we’re going to be talking about Artifice. Artifice is an American web comic by Alex Woolfson (story) and Winona Nelson (art). If you recognize Alex’s name it’s because he is the same guy who made The Young Protectors. The official premise for Artifice goes: “Deacon, a prototype android soldier, was ordered by his corporate masters to eliminate a team of scientists who knew too much and he has failed spectacularly. Not only did he let one of his targets live — 19-year-old human outcast, Jeff Linnell —…

Owaranai Fukou Ni Tsuite No Hanashi // Japanese Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s talk. In this post we’re going to talk about Owaranai Fukou Ni Tsuite No Hanashi. Owaranai Fukou Ni Tsuite No Hanashi is a Japanese Yaoi manga created by Ogawa Chise. The official premise goes: One day, at the party Takayuki attends, he meets Kiyotake – his old classmate from high school 8 years ago. Kiyotake’s girlfriend in highschool was stolen by Takayuki. What will happen when the two meet? What will happen when one of them is drunk? Will Takayuki painful feelings of unrequited love come to an…

AJ & Magnus // American Comic Signal Boost

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s talk. In this post, we’re going to talk about AJ & Magnus. AJ & Magnus is an American comic strip that started in 2014. The series follows AJ and his pet dog Magnus as they go through funny situations. The story is also important because AJ is the son of two fathers. The comic strip shows the normal day to day life of a same-sex couple raising their son (and that’s pretty great). This blog post is more an eco blast/signal boost than a review. This is because…

The Young Protectors Chapter 4 // American Web Comic Review

Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s talk. In this post we’re going to talk about The Young Protectors Chapter 4 (and the two bonus comics before it). The Young Protectors is an American web comic by Alex Woolfson, Adam DeKraker, and Dandini. The story follows a team of late teenagers and early twenty year old superheroes. The story starts off with Kyle, who’s super hero name is “Red Hot,” a closeted gay man. At the start Kyle finds the courage to enter a gay bar and accidentally ends up flirting with a supervillian. The story blossoms…