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July 25, 2014

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This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic con this year? Crowd into your local comic shop and pick up some of this week’s new comics! Chronicle Books releases a new volume in the “Darth” series from Jeffrey Brown with Goodnight Darth Vader. Hyperion Books releases the 4th volume of their graphic adaptation of the Artemis [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Heart of Thomas

In a boys’ boarding school in mid-20th Century Germany, fourteen-year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, but not before mailing a letter to another boy at the school, Juli. Thomas’s death causes a stir at the school just as Thomas’s letter throws Juli into an emotional turmoil. And if that [...]

This Week’s Comics: Hopes and Screams

This Week’s Comics: Hopes and Screams

Melt away not from the summer heat but from some of the hot comics out this week! Archie Comics releases the latest trade of Sonic Universe, this time featuring Silver the Hedgehog. BOOM! Studios celebrates the mini-comic with the citizens of the Land of Ooo in the latest Adventure Time issue, and IDW releases the [...]

Review: Monster Soul Vol. 1

Review: Monster Soul Vol. 1

Monster Soul Vol. 1 By Hiro Mashima Kodansha Comics; $10.99 Rated T, for Ages 13+ Just because they’re monsters doesn’t mean they’re bad people. The five monsters that star in the latest manga series by Hiro Mashima (Rave Master, Fairy Tail) to make it to the U.S. are known collectively as “The Black Airs,” and [...]

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

Hunker down against the weather with some new comics out this week. Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Adam Rex follow-up their bestselling children’s book Chu’s Day with Chu’s First Day of School. Nobrow Press releases a whole lot of Hilda and the… books, and Papercutz has a new Disney’s Fairies volume, adapting the new film [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

Touted as a “holy” city, No. 6 is one of six utopias built for the survivors of a terrible world war that left the Earth decimated in most places. While everything seems perfect on the surface, things aren’t what they seem. Shion, a teenage boy, begins to question the perfection of No. 6 and finds [...]

Review: My Love Story!! Vol. 1

Review: My Love Story!! Vol. 1

My Love Story !! Vol. 1 Written by Kazune Kawahara Art by Aruko Viz; $10 Rated T for Teen High School Debut‘s Kazune Kawahara joins forces with artist Aruko for this refreshingly unusual rom-com manga about a love triangle that only exists in the main character’s head. That character is Takeo, a big, huge, manly-man [...]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

Kill time waiting for fireworks with some of the titles on this week’s comics list. Dark Horse Comics releases the second part of the Avatar the Last Airbender story, The Rift. DC Comics teams Scooby and the gang with Wonder Woman in the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and IDW Publishing finishes their first Dexter’s Laboratory mini-series, [...]

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Get out your pokèballs and warm up your pokedèx, there’s something new for your bookshelf coming out later this year! Perfect Square, Viz Media’s all ages imprint has announced the acquisition of the manga about the latest Pokèmon video game generation, X and Y. The manga follows the storyline of the latest video game release, [...]

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

This Week’s Comics: Emily’s Amazing World

Prepare for a summer packed with fun with this week’s new releases. Archie Comics releases a digest collection of the friends from Riverdale enjoying their summer break with Archie Comics Spectacular Summer Daze. IDW Publishing begins their major crossover event with the first issue of Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War, and Vertical releases the [...]

This Week’s Comics: Archie Jump

This Week’s Comics: Archie Jump

Enjoy the light from the longest day of the year with some of this week’s comics. Bongo Comics cashes in on green energy with the lastest issue of Simpsons Comics. BOOM! Studios releases an annual for Regular Show with a trio of stories, and IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony series, Friends Forever, teams Trixie with [...]

More Classics Done Manga Style

More Classics Done Manga Style

In a previous post I wrote about the Manga Classics Readers from One Peace Books, titles adapted in Japan and brought over here. Well, another publisher, Udon Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Limited, has created a new line called Manga Classics. The line will adapt literary classics so faithfully that they “will please even [...]

This Week’s Comics: Angry Momo

This Week’s Comics: Angry Momo

As kids take off for the summer, keep them reading with some of the fun books on this week’s list! BOOM! Studios has a new original graphic novel featuring the Peanuts gang in The Beagle Has Landed Charlie Brown. Papercutz returns to the glory of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the first volume, [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dragon Scratch

This Week’s Comics: Dragon Scratch

Too much good stuff coming out this week! Amulet Books leads off with the second volume of Misadventures of Salem Hyde. IDW Publishing releases the first collection of their new Samurai Jack series, and the Tiny Titans return for a six-issue mini-series in Return to the Treehouse from DC Comics. The List: AMULET BOOKS Misadventures [...]

The Week’s Comics: Samurai Jack’s Hazardous Tales

While Mother Nature can’t make up its mind, it shouldn’t be too hard to find something to read on this week’s list. Archie Comics starts another crossover with Mega Man meeting Mega Man X in the latest Mega Man. IDW Publishing delves into Celestia’s origin in the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and [...]

This Week’s Comics: Super Petshop Friends

This Week’s Comics: Super Petshop Friends

Prepare for another long weekend with some fun titles from this week’s list. Bongo Comics is ready for summer with the latest Simpsons Summer Shindig. Dark Horse Comics has the next installment of the saga of Axe Cop with #1 of The American Choppers, while Papercutz has a new series Toto Trouble, where getting into [...]

Viz nabs licenses for Sailor Moon anime

Viz nabs licenses for Sailor Moon anime

Viz Media dropped a bombshell at Anime Central (and on Twitter) on Friday with the announcement that they have licensed the complete Sailor Moon anime—both the original series and the new Sailor Moon Crystal. The license includes all 200 episodes of the original television anime (including Sailor Moon Stars, which has never been released in [...]

Viz nabs licenses for Sailor Moon anime

Viz Media dropped a bombshell at Anime Central (and on Twitter) on Friday with the announcement that they have licensed the complete Sailor Moon anime—both the original series and the new Sailor Moon Crystal. The license includes all 200 episodes of the original television anime (including Sailor Moon Stars, which has never been released in [...]

This Week’s Comics: Legends of Bee and Puppycat

This Week’s Comics: Legends of Bee and Puppycat

There are a lot of great comics out this week. BOOM! Studios continues their commitment to books for all ages with their new series Lumberjanes #2. Disney releases a double dose of graphic novels with original title Space Mountain and an adaptation of the movie Frankenweenie, and Oni Press continues their Special Editions of Courtney [...]

Disney picks up Doraemon

Disney picks up Doraemon

Ask anyone who grew up in Asia what their favorite comic was when they were a kid, and you’re likely to hear the answer “Doraemon.” Created in 1969 by the team of Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko), the manga and anime tell the story of a robot cat from the future sent by [...]