Graphic Novels & Comics

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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Olympics Come and Gone? Get Your Ancient Greek fix with Olympos!

The Olympics come only every four years, but something even rarer came across the media waves this summer: Olympos, a shojo manga that features Olympic Pantheon characters almost exclusively. Does it live up to expectations? Is it worth the space on your shelf? Yes, it does and is: Read on for a spoiler-free review as to why!

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September 2012 Manga New Releases

September 2012 Manga New Releases

Our September 2012 manga new releases are in. Whether you’re looking for kids, shonen, shojo, general, or mature reader, we have the recommendation for you.

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Manga for ‘Matured Readers’: Is This Porn?

The truth behind manga for matured readers.

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50 Page Fridays-Comic Con Series: Larry Tye

50 Page Fridays-Comic Con Series: Larry Tye

The history of the original Man of Steel is explored in great detail in Larry Tye’s newest book, SUPERMAN. Click Read more to check out the first 50 pages!

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‘Zombie Outlaw’ Co-Creator Brian J. Apodaca on ‘The Origins of an Outlaw’

My interests run the gamut from science-fiction, to fantasy, to melodrama. I’ve grown up reading the adventures of Marvel and DC superheroes, and following the artists of Image (like many, I’m sure) as they departed Marvel and made a name for themselves outside of the industry of comics. Jim Lee and Todd Mcfarlane were, of course, the top of the totem pole in the eyes of most of our friends. Chris (ahem, Topher) and I were stunned (!) to find ourselves in the same elevator as Todd Mcfarlane one summer at Comic-Con as we were descending from a high floor at the Hyatt. Another year, we encountered the booming voice of Stan Lee in the Marriott elevator, and half-expected an Animated Incredible Hulk to come bashing through the metal doors!

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Manga

The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary: Evangelion Poking Fun at Itself via Shojo

Like any franchise that’s a mega-hit, Neon Genesis Evangelion has a lot of officially-licensed derivative works. The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary is one of them, and it’s pretty darn good.

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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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Cyberpunk, Zombies, and the Silent Hero: Biomega vol. 1 Review

Can’t get enough of Attack on Titan and The Walking Dead? Then Biomega is for you.

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The Innocent Review: Getting Back at the Mob Goes Paranormal

The Innocent is a tale of justice and redemption in the dark city.

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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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December 2013 New Manga Releases

December 2013 New Manga Releases

Look up great gift ideas for the manga reader in your life with our list of December releases.

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Freaky Fish, Frustrating Friends, and Frightening Folly: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack definitely has the potential to be a cult classic. Viewed alone at night, it’ll make you jump; viewed with friends, it’s a hilarious time and a solid sci-fi movie.

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Reviving a Coldwar Classic: Cyborg 009 Review and Interview with Archaia Editor Stephen Christy

If you’re interested in revitalized historical works, sexy cyborgs, or the future of manga in America, definitely give Cyborg 009 a try.

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