Publisher Spotlight: 31 Days of First Second

In the month of June 2016, I thought I'd take some time each day to highlight some of the great books published by Vertical. Each day, I posted four images to Twitter and Facebook, the first identifying the book, then two samples of interior art, and last a very very brief capsule review. So here they are, collected: 20 Days of Vertical.

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As a List

Day 1: 5 Centimeters Per Second
by Yukiko Seike
ISBN: 1932234969

Day 2: Ajin
by Gamon Sakurai
ISBN: 1939130840

Day 3: Buddha
by Osamu Tezuka
ISBN: 1932234438

Day 4: The Drops of God
by Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto
ISBN: 1935654276

Day 5: The Flowers Of Evil
by Shuzo Oshimi
ISBN: 1935654462
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Day 6: A Girl On The Shore
by Inio Asano
ISBN: 1941220851

Day 7: The Gods Lie
by Kaori Ozaki
ISBN: 1942993366

Day 8: Helter Skelter
by Kyoko Okazaki
ISBN: 1935654837

Day 9: In Clothes Called Fat
by Moyoco Anno
ISBN: 1939130433

Day 10: Knights Of Sidonia
by Tsutomu Nihei
ISBN: 1935654802

Day 11: Mysterious Girlfriend X
by Richii Ueshiba
ISBN: 1942993455

Day 12: Pink
by Kyoko Okzaki
ISBN: 1939130123

Day 13: Sakuran
by Moyoco Anno
ISBN: 1935654454

Day 14: Tokyo ESP
by Hajime Sagawa
ISBN: 1941220606

Day 15: Tropic Of The Sea
by Satoshi Kon
ISBN: 1939130069

Day 16: Twin Knights
by Osamu Tezuka
ISBN: 1939130018

Day 17: Twin Spica
by Kou Yaginuma
ISBN: 1934287849

Day 18: Utsubora
by Asumiko Nakamura
ISBN: 1935654764

Day 19: Witchcraft Works
by Ryu Mizunagi
ISBN: 1941220002

Day 20: Wolfsmund
by Mitsuhisa Kuji
ISBN: 1935654756

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