Graphic Novels & Comics

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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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

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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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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