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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Manga

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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Old City Blues Review: Athens, Mechs, and Murder

Part Ghost in the Shell, part Metropolis, Archaia showcases a new voice in comics that bridges East and West with Giannis Milonogiannis’s debut print title, Old City Blues.

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August 2014 New Manga Releases

New manga for the dog days of summer!

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July 2014 New Manga Releases

New manga for the midsummer slump.

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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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