Hey! It's Friday. This week that means new comics. Is that a surprise? I'm mildly surprised. Also, this week, Greg McElhatton returns with some new manga for the kids! The kids love the manga! Here he goes!

AriaARIA VOL. 1
ARIA was one of those books I'd always seen but never read--so maybe it's my fault that ADV cancelled it after three volumes, oops. Fortunately TokyoPop is giving me (and everyone else) a second chance. In the future Mars is colonized and flooded with water, so cities are based on a certain famous Italian place full of canals. Set in Neo-Venezia, ARIA isn't apparently about terribly much, but Shaenon Garrity's write-up sounds so great, I must give it a try.
Hikaru No Go
HIKARU NO GO VOL. 11

Who knew playing the boardgame Go could be so exciting? Every time I read about Hikaru's latest Go-playing adventures, I want to try and become a professional Go player, complete with an ancient spirit that only I can see hovering over my shoulder and giving advice. Seriously, this series is the bomb. You must read it.

If I had and ancient spirit hovering over my shoulder I would probably freak out. And play board games of course. But I don't, so instead I read comics! Here's a couple I'll read this week.

Teen Titans Year OneTEEN TITANS YEAR ONE #1
#1 awesome artist Karl Kerschl and #1 awesome TEEN TITANS GO! TV-show writer Amy Wolfram take a look at the early years (or I guess just year) of comics' oldest teenagers. It has Aquaman riding a seahorse in it. That's a superpower, right?

Gravel #0

GRAVEL #0 and ULTIMATE HUMAN #1
Warren Ellis is the name of a giant corporation that publishes 700 comics a month. This week, two new products debut.
ELLIS: Taste the Future.