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Exclusive Preview: R.L. Stine’s THE GRAVEYARD CLUB #1 is an instant classic

Horror legend R.L. Stine returns to comics in the fall...

Trade Rating: PUNISHER – THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS feels familiar and somehow new

A looks at Joe Garrison's origins Punisher story in the full trade paperback review of PUNISHER: THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS.

Pornsak Pichetshote launches THE HORIZON EXPERIMENT with Image Comics

The Good Asian and Infidel creator Pornsak Pichetshote has announced...

Exclusive: THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS drops riveting trailer

If you gave The Science of Ghosts' Joy Ravenna a choice between humans or ghosts, she'd choose ghosts any day.

It’s PLASTIC MAN NO MORE! in new DC Black Label series from Cantwell, Lins, & Edgar

Writer Christopher Cantwell and artists Alex Lins, Jacob Edgar, and Marcelo Maiolo imagine Plastic Man's dying days.

Latest News

Azuki digitally releases HORRORS OF NOROI MICHIRU plus eight other titles

Azuki announces nine new digital titles for June 2024, including Star Fruit Books’ indie horror manga 'The Horrors of Noroi Michiru.'

India learns Superman secrets

In a widely quoted interview, Paul Levitz talks to Indian website Rediff about Superman and other stuff. Part two here. Levitz on how movies...

Best-selling author Picoult takes on Wonder Woman

The New York Times, where most really big comics news is has a brief item this am about best-selling author Jodi Picoult taking on...

SDCC Programming for Thursday, July 20

Aieeeeee! It has begun!!! Brian Bolland! Rosario Dawson! Peter S. Beagle! Tim Biskup! David Arquette! Deepak Chopra AND Grant Morrison! KLANG!

Oeming’s Heroes Con movie

Emerging filmmaker Mike Oeming has made a Heroes Con movie using stills and loud music. Watch it if you dare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKTfPJAOcJE

Let’s all learn new words

The AP reports on new words in the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and one of the most imporant ones has made the...

Jon Peters, man of Aquanet

As chronicled for the life of this blog, Superman has had a long, twisting journey back to the screen. One of the key figures...

Business News

Local Comic Shop Day moves to September

Local Comic Shop Day is moving to September 28th to allow for rebranding and strengthening industry ties.

Legendary anime studio Gainax is bankrupt due to mismanagement

The legendary animation studio known as Gainax is no more due to executive mismanagement and massive debt

Comings and Goings at Image, D&Q, IDW, Zenesope and more

Lots of people on the move, as IDW, Image and D&Q have made hires, and some other folks have left their positions; and a new company!

Webtoon Entertainment Takes First Step Towards US Stock Market

The Korean digital comics giant in Webtoon Entertainment has started the process to pursue a listing on the United States stock market.

Anime by the Numbers: One Piece is Sailing Against the US Manga Industry

A new column analyses manga and anime trends and looks at why One Piece sales have continued to grow in the US.

Japanese digital manga distributor Infocom bought by Blackstone Inc. in billion dollar move

The bidding war for one of Japan's largest digital manga distribution platforms ends, with US private equity firm Blackstone comoing out on top

Reviews

TV Review: THE BOYS Season 4 is a Pizzagate parody of Donald Trump’s Alt-Right

The Boys season 4 is equal parts powerful emotional satire and full alt-right parody during an election year. Read our review!

Trade Rating: PUNISHER – THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS feels familiar and somehow new

A looks at Joe Garrison's origins Punisher story in the full trade paperback review of PUNISHER: THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS.

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO’s ‘Rogue’ steals more hearts than just the Doctor’s

In the Doctor Who episode 'Rogue,' we get cosplay, a queer romance during Pride month, and regency costumes. Read our recap/review!

Anime Review: DEAD DEAD DEMON’S DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION “Episode 2” heads down the path to destruction

In Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction episode 2, the eventual path to a post August 32nd world is laid out. Read our review!

Anime Review: HAIKYUU!! THE DUMPSTER BATTLE makes it hard to ignore the garbage

Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle delivers intense volleyball action but struggles with its fast pacing. A bittersweet movie that leaves much to be desired for the hit high school volleyball anime.

The Marvel Rundown: SCARLET WITCH unleashes more chaos

Scarlet Witch returns in a brand new number one this week! Plus, more Marvel reviews of Blood Hunt #3 and Spider-Boy #8!

Wednesday Comics Reviews: Take the plunge with INTO THE UNBEING #1

This week's main feature for Wednesday Comics Reviews is the new book Into the Unbeing #1, out now from Dark Horse Comics.

Review: I’VE BECOME A TRUE VILLAINESS audio drama is a smashing success

Manta and Meet Cute's collaboration to bring I've Become a True Villainess to audio drama life is a match made in heaven

DC Round-Up: Elseworlds returns with BATMAN – GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT: THE KRYPTONIAN AGE #1

This week we do a deep dive into Batman - Gotham by Gaslight: The Kryptonian Age #1, which brings back the Elseworlds imprint.

Entertainment

Horror Beat: HANDLING THE UNDEAD barely comes to life

This film should have stayed in the grave.

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO’s ‘Rogue’ steals more hearts than just the Doctor’s

In the Doctor Who episode 'Rogue,' we get cosplay, a queer romance during Pride month, and regency costumes. Read our recap/review!

Anime Review: DEAD DEAD DEMON’S DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION “Episode 2” heads down the path to destruction

In Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction episode 2, the eventual path to a post August 32nd world is laid out. Read our review!

TV Review: THE BOYS Season 4 is a Pizzagate parody of Donald Trump’s Alt-Right

The Boys season 4 is equal parts powerful emotional satire and full alt-right parody during an election year. Read our review!

Anime Review: HAIKYUU!! THE DUMPSTER BATTLE makes it hard to ignore the garbage

Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle delivers intense volleyball action but struggles with its fast pacing. A bittersweet movie that leaves much to be desired for the hit high school volleyball anime.

New ADVENTURE TIME projects and Scooby-Doo anime highlight WB Animation announcements

A slate of projects currently in development from WB Animation and Cartoon Network announced at Annecy International Animation Film Festival

The Spy x Family TV anime is getting a third season

The Spy x Family anime franchise will continue with a third season of its smash hit TV anime

Manga and Anime News

Azuki digitally releases HORRORS OF NOROI MICHIRU plus eight other titles

Azuki announces nine new digital titles for June 2024, including Star Fruit Books’ indie horror manga 'The Horrors of Noroi Michiru.'

Kodansha launches Read Beyond the Anime Humble campaign

Kodansha USA is no stranger to Humble and this latest bundle is aimed at anime fans watching the latest adaptations

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: Don’t eat the mermaids

This week on Beat's Bizarre Adventure, a new rotation of writers covering KATLAYA RISING, LET'S DO IT ALREADY! and MERMAID SAGA.

Imaizumi Brings All The Gals To His House, Hikari-Man, among latest Seven Seas licenses

Seven Seas returned today with their Wonderful Wednesdays licensing event and led off with

AnimeNYC and Japan Society launch American Manga Awards set for August 2024

AnimeNYC and Japan Society have banded together to launch the American Manga Awards to recognize industry professionals in the distribution and adaptation of Japanese manga in the United States

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: Tropic of Pride

This week, Beat's Bizarre Adventure covers OUR NOT-SO-LONELY TRAVEL GUIDE, TROPIC OF THE SEA, and BANANA SCANDAL.