Graphic Novels & Comics

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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February 2013 Manga New Releases

February 2013 Manga New Releases

Is it love in the air, or just despair? Fear not, for the US/Canada manga releases for February 2013 have heaps of silly romance, serious situations, and independent ventures for you to celebrate your luck or pine away the lonely hours in someone else’s grim fairy tale. Check it out, especially with Seven Seas publishing returning to the fore!

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 17: ‘The Hive’ by Charles Burns

Gifts for the Geek: Day 17: ‘The Hive’ by Charles Burns

My admittedly “dark” selection of ideal holiday gifts continues with The Hive, an undeniably surreal graphic novel from legendary creator Charles Burns.
The Hive is a follow-up to Burns’ graphic novel X’ed Out, and the second in a trilogy. In X’ed Out, protagonist Doug woke from a dream to follow his cat (dead years ago but [...]

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December 2012 Manga New Releases

December 2012 Manga New Releases

The frosty weather is well upon us and so is the Holiday Shopping Spectacular, so stay warm and away from other people’s mania with a good manga and a hot chocolate in your favorite reading spot. Here’s the list of US/Canada manga releases for December 2012!

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May 2014 New Manga Releases

May 2014 New Manga Releases

Here are the manga releases for the US and Canada for the month of May 2014!

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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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