If you have listened to our podcast, you may remember us talking about “King of RPGs” by Jason Thompson. The next volume is out (appropriately titled “King of RPGs 2”) for your reading enjoyment. Thompson and artist Victor Hao keep the writing/art team alive– early pages for this title look as good as they did in the first volume.
The Del Rey release should be in your local bookstores now. If not, you can always go find it online.
I have not read the book yet, so I won’t say much about the plot. But the descriptions on several sites indicates that the book will focus heavily on how a World of Warcraftesque online game takes over the life of returning protagonist Shesh Maccabee, with plenty of gaming and manga references flying around. I’m sure we will be talking about this book at some podcast in the future!
Jason Thompson is also the author of “Manga: The Complete Guide“. He has edited more manga titles than I can list, contributed to multiple magazines, and regularly speaks on panels about manga at conventions. Sci-Guy-John caught up with him at Kumoricon 2009 in Portland.