J-Boys By Biblos (Yaoi)

by Various | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1569708754 Global Overview for this book
Registered by spacedog of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 8/18/2014
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, August 18, 2014
read this awhile ago. nice to have a compilation of different artists/authors, but most of it is pretty average.

adding to gorydetails' manga bookbox.

Journal Entry 2 by lynmarenjensen at Carson, California USA on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Removed from Gory Details manga bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017
This book rode to the end of the LGBTQ+ bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, August 02, 2018
I agree with spaced that most of these stories were pretty average. Most are clearly from their particular time period, and a lot of the art seemed hasty or less-than-professional. There were some tales that stood out to me:

"The Summer and the Nostalgia" by Yukimura is a bittersweet tale of a hometown reunion. The art quality wavers sometimes, but it is expressive and earnest in a way I rarely see in yaoi comics.

"We Have a Hero in Our Hearts" by Terako Tsukimoto is just cute! After their friends ditch them, two boys end up watching a favorite childhood show and making an unexpected connection.

"Thief X Thief" by Homerun Ken involves some creative costumes and a humorous take on a classic enemies-to-lovers trope.

Journal Entry 5 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, September 21, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (9/21/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

One of the books starting out in The Anthology Assortment Bookbox

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Anthology bookbox, in addition to the bonus Yaoi Press sampler.

Later: While the choice to print the stories on different colors of paper annoyed me, I did enjoy several of the selections. Lots of variety here, from some short-short tales to more elaborate ones, and from sweet "young romance"-type stories to fairly steamy and explicit hookups. Among my favorites:

"Indecent Encounter", in which one character's fetish for nipple-play livens up a physical exam quite a bit.

"Go! Conflict Management Unit", which mixes a ghost-hunting-at-school plot with a budding relationship.

"The Pale and Wavering Sketch," in which a lad's true feelings come through in his artwork.

"The Proper Way to Raise a Pet" - cat-boy, what more can I say? {grin}

And another pet-themed story, "Getting Along", a short-short tale in which the characters are humanoid representations of a cat, a rabbit, and a Doberman. Not a lot of substance, but it's very cute.

"Neko Samurai" is a hoot, a period piece about a training school for samurai, with lots of nude scenes and with references to stroking one's precious shaft...

"Thief x Thief" pits skilled gentleman thieves against each other - until they fall in love.

And "Our Relationship" features Hiyori and Tamaki from Our Kingdom - nice to encounter them here.

And much more!

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Coffee Labs, 7 Main St. in Tarrytown, New York USA on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (10/21/2018 UTC) at Coffee Labs, 7 Main St. in Tarrytown, New York USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book on the bookshelf-in-the-window of Coffee Labs on this bright, cool day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NY here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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