Graphic Novels & Comics

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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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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Manga

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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January 2015 Manga New Releases

January’s new manga, to combat the chill!

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December 2014 Manga New Releases

Dashing through the snow… to pick up brand new manga!

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November 2014 Manga New Releases

New manga to get you through the colder weather.

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October 2014 Manga New Releases

Fall is here, and so are October’s new manga releases.

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Girls Love the Boys’ Love: Industry News From Yaoicon

Title announcements and industry news from the nation’s foremost BL- and Yaoi-specific convention

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Yaoicon: A First Timer’s Review

Everyone behaved until it got dark.

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UQ Holder – Cheerful Optimism and Ultraviolence from the Guy that Brought You Negima

Sunny, with a chance of dismemberment – it’s UQ Holder!

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