Otafu Susume 31 – Batty About Bats (Batman: The Long Halloween)

Continuing the Halloween theme with a long one!

Settle in for a Spooptober holiday episode that’s too long for just one Halloween!


Join Jenn and Wes as they explore DC Comics’ classic Batman: The Long Halloween, as well as the terrifying state of the modern Western comics industry.


**Spoiler FREE**

[Spooptober Continues (Batman the Long Halloween) mp3]  

Graphic novel sales up 42% in North American bookstores this quarter!

Spoiler alert – it’s mostly manga!

“For the months of July – September 2020, 4 million print graphic novels were reportedly sold in the North American bookstore market – up tremendously from April – June 2020’s 2.8 million print graphic novels. NPD reports that the manga sub-category accounted for nearly three-quarters of the growth in this most recent quarter.

According to NPD, the manga subcategory has 25% year-on-year while the superhero subcategory has declined 11%. Over the past five years, manga has grown by 8%..”  

About Otafu Susume

Otafu Susume is the short name for Recommendations for My Otaku Spouse.

It comes from the Japanese “otaku” (geek), “fufu” (husband and wife), and “susume” (recommendation).

Wes and Jenn are married otaku and translators. And they have been trying to recommend things to each other for YEARS. Now they HAVE to watch / read / play each others recommendations for this podcast.

Want more? Check out Recommendations for My Otaku Spouse and other great otaku podcasts on Anibros Creative!

Otafu Susume 31 - Batty About Bats (Batman: The Long Halloween)

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