Graphic Novels & Comics

Nukuharu’s Anomal: A Beautiful Anomaly in the Manga Market

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t considered it before, try expanding your manga horizons as one of yours. As it so happens, Anomal is a great place to start.

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Boom! Studios Joins Peers in Offering Comics Archive Digitally on Comixology

Starting last week and continuing through December, Boom! Studios will add their entire back catalog of comics to Comixology.

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Epic Comics’ Legendary Swordswoman ‘Marada the She-Wolf’ Returns

Epic Comics’ Legendary Swordswoman ‘Marada the She-Wolf’ Returns

This week Titan Comics releases Marada the She-Wolf: a deluxe volume chronicling the adventures of a silver-haired swordswoman whose wits and weapon skills are the match of any man or supernatural horror.
First appearing in 1982 in Epic Comics #10, Marada the She-Wolf was a swordswoman not unlike Red Sonja, he not-quite canon female counterpart [...]

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Major Major Superhero Series Coming to Netflix in 2015

luke-cageWe’re getting not one, not two or three, but FOUR new live-action Marvel comic book series coming exclusively to Netflix.

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Beau L’Amour, Kathy Nolan and Charles Santino: ‘Law of the Desert born’

Beau L’Amour, Kathy Nolan and Charles Santino: ‘Law of the Desert born’

Beau L’Amour, Kathy Nolan and Charles Santino are the creative team behind Law of the Desert Born, a graphic novel adaptation of an original story by Beau’s father, legendary Western writer Louis L’Amour. We recently spoke about how moral ambiguity in storytelling and more in this short interview.

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August 2013 New Manga Releases

August 2013 New Manga Releases

Whether your summer’s still going strong and you’ve got a mind to finish long-running series, or your summer’s ticking down and you’re in the mood for new things for a new school year, there’s something on this list for you. Get ready for the US/Canada manga releases for August 2013!

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Politics, Religion and Comic Books

[caption id="attachment_41105" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Wertham"]WerthamPhoto01[/caption] Superhero comic books are a perennial target for self-appointed moral authorities of all stripes, and not always for the best reasons. Some, like Senator Robert Hendrickson (leader of 1953’s United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency) and comic book scare-monger Fredric Wertham (author of the 1954’s infamous Seduction of the Innocent) saw them as a source of perversion, violence and moral decay. (Check out David Hadju’s The Ten Cent Plague for a history of Wertham and Hendrickson’s shenanigans and the formation of Comics Code Authority.) Priests and pastors of all sorts heard Wertham’s spurious message and followed suit with mass comic book burnings.

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Let’s Talk: The Wolverine (2013)

wolverine102919236I just saw the trailer for the new film The Wolverine, and man, I’m pretty stoked about it. I thought that I was done with the world of the X-Men (I really didn’t care for the last two films – I know, everyone else loved First Class. Shoot me.), but The Wolverine has me ready to jump back into the Marvel Universe and soak up some *SNIKT* action.

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Manga

April 2014 New Manga Releases

April 2014 New Manga Releases

Cherry blossom season is sweeping across the globe, so why not get in on the action by bringing your favorite manga’s new volume to read under the splendid trees? Here are the new releases for April 2014.

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Charioteers, Engineers, and the Bath that Spans Millennia: Thermae Romae vols. 2 & 3

For anyone who’s a fan of dimension-hopping or time-hopping stories — but perhaps outgrew Fushigi Yugi or was left annoyed at the physics of The Notebook — these last volumes of Thermae Romae will be perfect for you.

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March 2014 New Manga Releases

March 2014 New Manga Releases

Fire up those computers and get ready to order-in some reading material that someone else can schlep through the snow to deliver, because it’s time for the US/Canada manga releases for March 2014!

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Month of Manga Love: “Codename: Sailor V” vol. 1

Month of Manga Love: “Codename: Sailor V” vol. 1

If you’re looking for a Valentine beauty in the spirit of Venus herself — that is, beautiful, blonde, and kickass, with a side of magical powers — then Codename: Sailor V is for you.

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Month of Manga Love: “Missions of Love” vol. 2 Review

Month of Manga Love: “Missions of Love” vol. 2 Review

A fun read that shows emotional angles you don’t often get to see in comics, Missions of Love, volume 2 closes with many possibilities for its romantic future, and leaves you feeling introspective, too.

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February 2014 New Manga Releases

February 2014 New Manga Releases

Whether you’re looking for love and adventure, or a little slice of life to call your own, grab a blanket and dig into a brand new manga this February.

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Winding Roads: Kingdom of the Winds vol. 1 Review

While Kingdom of the Winds may be hard to jump into a first, any fan of poetry, visual arts, or ancient tales would be remiss to let this book go by.

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January 2014 New Manga Releases

January 2014 New Manga Releases

It’s 2014 already? How did that happen? Without further ado, here are the US/Canada manga releases for January 2014.

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