NYCC News: YOTSUBA&! back from Yen; Marvel, DC stuff

In the most awesome news of the show — news that had fans standing up and cheering as if they were at a Kevin Costner movie or something — Yen Press announced that they have the license for YOTSUBA&!, Brigid Alverson reports, and Volume 6 will be out in September, The popular series about a young alien and her gentle yet funny adventures was previously published by ADV.

§ It’s hard to pick up on what actually happened at Marvel and DC panels unless you have a crib sheet, but apparently:

• The whole Ultimate line is going away and there will be a NEW Ultimate line.

Eighteen minutes of THE WATCHMEN were shown (while we were still in bed, alas) and everyone had to change their pants afterwards.

§ There will be FINAL CRISIS tie-in books.

Seriously, we’re too knackered to take this all in. Where are our translators?



  1. michael says:

    WOOO!!!!! Yotsuba!!! :D

  2. David C says:

    Wait, Yotsuba’s an alien??

  3. Marvel’s ending the Ultimates line and jumpstarting it again. WHY? Argh! FUCK MARVEL! I’m DONE!

  4. James Moar says:

    ADV’s edition of Yotsuba&! volume one had “she may not even be from this planet” in the blurb — probably intended as metaphorical, and probably not translated from a Japanese original.

  5. I don’t understand. Why is Marvel restarting the Ultimate line? Did they write themselves into a corner or do they just want to have a whole bunch of brand new #1 issues?

  6. The alien comment took me by surprise too, but… NEW YOTSUBA&!! :)

  7. Xenos says:

    Yeah, the alien comment bugged me too. I take it more as a joke than that’s what she is.. unless Azuma has some twist in future volumes. Anyway, it is great to hear new volumes are on the way.

  8. Michael Aronson says:

    Yotsuba isn’t an alien.


  1. Marvel restarts the Ultimate line…

    At the New York ComiCon, Quesada and company announced that they were ending the current Ultimate line and starting a new one (via The Beat)….

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