If you follow TCAF showrunner and comics industry savant Chris Butcher on twitter yuo know he’s always in Japan. Always! IS it just to bring back green tea Kit Kats? Well now all of that travel will be even more business savvy: Butcher has just been named consulting editor-at-large for Viz Media, according to an article […]
Hey it’s the big game today, in case you hadn’t noticed. Sports comics have had a checkered past in the US – NFL Super Pro? – but in Japan, sports manga are a respected genre that has spawned such masterpieces as Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk! and Real. Viz Media put together a Sports Manga Essentials, available for free download […]
T’is the season for planning for free comics! Diamond has just released information on their 2017 Free Comic Book Day offerings. As is tradition, Marvel and DC are keeping their under wraps for now, as they will be hugely exciting and startling kick-offs to events or new teams or new imprints or new worlds […]
LeftField Media, the events company behind Awesome Con, Play Fair and more events, is bringing an anime back to NYC in 2017 with the aptly named Anime NYC, with Crunchyroll, the streaming anime service as primary sponsor, and Funimation, Viz and Kinokuniya also aboard. The event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at the Javits […]
Pokémon GO may have cooled off a bit, but the Pokémon franchise isn’t going anywhere, and Viz is debuting several more manga titles based on this perennial this fall: Scheduled for September release, POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE is the new series by the famed POKÉMON ADVENTURES creators, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto, and is inspired […]
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 […]
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.
Despite the jitters everyone is having about the Big Two’s periodical publishing programs, as we reported the other day, graphic novels did pretty well in 2015, with sales up 22% in bookstores. Calvin Reid follows up on this sanguine report with an interview with Diamond Book Distributions Kuo Yu Liang, who says
2016 will probably be their best year ever.:
The Comics Beat’s staff votes on the best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of the year.
Just in time for some holiday shopping. VIZ Media has teamed with Sony’s online commerce platform Generator to launch an official NARUTO online store for the U.S. and Canada. The story will carry a comprehensive line of merchandise, including: