Its a black Wednesday for me. I just read the end of Blade of the Immortal #130 and there is an announcement saying that the next issue will conclude the monthly series. Its trades from here on out. The next one of those won't be before the spring, but they are working to bring them out more quickly (without harming the quality). This is, I think, the last of the monthly mangas. This is the last of the mangas from before manga was cool. And now its gone. One of my early Paperback Reader pieces was an overview of the first 99 issues. I have thought of bringing it up to date, but it hasn't been three years! O well, I guess I should get on that.
Here's an interview with editor Philip Simon on the monthly's end.