SDCC ’16: Comic Book Women Discuss Their Roles as Letterers and Colorists

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By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]

VIz announces many new acquisitions including Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and more

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With Anime Expo in the rearview mirror many new manga titles have been announced and Viz has a bunch, including new Mobile Suit Gundam and Dragon Ball titles and omnibus editions for some of their classic titles. Here’s the complete list:   New VIZ Signature Acquisition:   MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT · Available Fall 2016 […]

C2E2: Viz Media Announces Amano, Miyazaki, and New Streaming Line-up

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Viz media announces new Yoshitaka Amano and Hayao Miyazaki art books, in addition to picking up Terra Formars and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for their streaming collection.

Review: Shuji Sogabe & Atlus’s Persona 4: Vol. 1

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By: Nicholas Eskey Writers: Shuji Sogabe/Atlus Games Artist: Shuji Sogabe Publisher: Udon Entertainment   Checking into the realm of manga, I’m very excited to talk about Shuji Sogabe’s Persona 4: Volume 1. For those who’ve never played the video game series, here’s a little back story about: The Persona series first started as a video game spin […]

Fruits Basket is coming back from Yen Press, along with lots more from Natsuki Takaya

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Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket was one of the greatest hits of the First Manga Era, with the English editions from TokyoPop one of the best selling manga of the time. The original was published from 1998 to 2006 in Japan and was turned into a successful anime as well. While ToykoPop’s manga have been OP for five years, Yen Press knows a good thing when they see it and they’re bringing back Fruits Basket in fully updated collector’s editions AND publishing more from Takaya’s list including her classic Twinkle Stars and her new Liselotte & Witch’s Forest.

South Park finds yaoi, but Craig and Tweek have been an item for a long time

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Some may have been perplexed by the “yaoi” element in last night’s South Park episode but it’s turns out that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were just ripping the lid off a long existing shocking secret about Craig and Tweek. Here’s the startling truth!

31 Days of Halloween: Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki

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So many Halloween comics are coming out this season. Here’s one that’s available as part of Halloween Comic Fest: BIRTH OF KITARO by Shigeru Mizuki, the origin story for Mizuki’s most popular character. Kitaro is a one eyed boy with strange powers—because he’s actually a 350-year-old yokai (spirit monster). While you may know Mizkui from […]

NYCC ’15: Attack on Titan gets massive new anthology by diverse creators

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When “The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever” panel was announced, including the likes of long-time and super-well-connected editor Jeanine Schaefer, the assumption was that some type of western comics homage to the best-selling Japanese manga was in the works. My personal guess was a miniseries or two from a couple of creators.

The reality is much bigger than that.