Graphic Novels & Comics

Take A Dark Trip ‘Through The Woods’ With Emily Carroll

Thirty year-old Canadian artist Emily Carroll rocketed to internet fandom when her short horror story “His Face All Red”went viral back in 2012. Haunting and subtle, “His Face All Red” was a different kind of werewolf story to the blood-spattered savagery some readers may have expected. Carroll’s wicked little tale was seemingly inspired more by [...]

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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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Manga

May 2015 New Manga Releases

This month’s new manga releases!

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So Why Can’t We Have Wonder Woman Already?

Is it the DC boy’s club, xenophobia, lack of creative vision – what’s the problem here?

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Review: Stones of Power by Azumi Isora

Stones of Power is like XxxHolic for guys… and it’s pretty darn good.

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Review of Kamen 1 & 2: Massacre Magic & a Fantastical Feudal Japan

Gen Manga continues to improve with a new seinen title.

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Manga New Releases: March 2015

Thalia Sutton outlines new manga for March.

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February 2015 Manga New Releases

February’s newest manga!

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A Return to the Tea Shop of Intrigue and Horror: XxxHolic: Rei Volume 1 Review

Clamp’s return to the world of Yuko and Watanuki brings new intrigues and tension to XxxHolic: Rei.

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Seven Deadly Sins Review: The Same, but Different in Every Way

Contrary to its sinister title, Seven Deadly Sins is one of Kodansha’s most lighthearted titles of the year.

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