Comic Crush Saturday: July 6, 2019

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on July 6, 2019, in Comics/Graphic Novels, New Releases / 1 Comment

Comic Crush Saturday: July 6, 2019

Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. I’ve maintained a pulllist through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). You’ll find mini-reviews, what we’ve read recently, and more so check it out!

Featured Review of the Week

Comic Crush Saturday: July 6, 2019

Manfried Saves the Day

by Caitlin Major, Kelly Bastow
Published by: Quirk Books
on May 14, 2019
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 224

Things are finally looking up for average tomcat Steve Catson and his pet man Manfried. But when the local man shelter is short of funds, Steve's purrfriend Henrietta has to find a solution or close the shelter down forever. Can Manfried save the day? Or is he too busy fighting with his new roommate Garfield, a stray man Steve adopted?

Get ready for an all-new adventure starring web-comic sensation Manfried, the crabby but lovable pet man of slacker tomcat Steve Catson. Things seem to be looking up for them: Steve has a new job making comics and a burgeoning romance with his purrfriend Henrietta. Manfried is making new friends at the local man shelter, helping stray men become socialized so they can find new homes. But when a literal fat cat arrives to develop the neighborhood and shut down Henrietta's man shelter, the stress pushes Steve and Henrietta apart. Meanwhile Manfried is none too happy about sharing his home with a younger, cuter, friendlier rival for Steve's attention: a stray man named Garfield. Can Steve and Henrietta resolve their differences and raise the cash to save the shelter...and is entering Manfried into the Manflower Man Show the best way to do it? Fans and newbies alike will find plenty to enjoy in this funny, topsy-turvy cat tale based on the popular Manfried the Man tumblr.


After reading the original Manfried novel, I didn’t think this creative team could outdo themselves. BUT I LOVED THIS ONE EVEN MORE.

While the first book focused primarily in Manfried and his relationship with his owner, Manfried Saves the Day focuses on saving the local shelter and ensuring Men have a safe space until they find new Cats. To do this, the Men participate in a pageant. 

Manfriend Saves the Day has: 

  • Cute Men doing pageant things
  • A mystery storyline
  • Friends coming together!
  • Adorable art that draws you in

If you find humor in:

– cats as people

– men as cats 

– typical cat behaviors

This might be the book for you. With even more heart that Manfried’s first foray into the book world, every cat lover is sure to aww over Manfried saving the day. He really is a hero!

I hope we get more Manfried in the future!

What We Can’t Wait For

Comics about cons? I am so here.

Best News of the Week

Netflix announced Mama K’s Team 4, their first African animated series!

Did someone say MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON 4 trailer?

Welp I found my next webcomic.

You loved Check, Please as much as we did, right?

So many cover reveals, and we love this one!

The Women of Marvel are always doing amazing things and in June, they celebrated Pride with some of their creators!

The 90s called…and they are awesome!

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