Everyone loves comic books, right? I mean, plenty of anime wouldn't exist without 'em! But have you ever wanted to try writing your own? Shane has, and he's hoping to pass some of his semi-valuable knowledge on to you! Jump on in for a quick and dirty guide to writing and submitting your own graphic novel masterpiece!
Viz Media recently had comic author Faith Erin Hicks (Demonology 101, the upcoming The Nameless City trilogy) in its offices, offering up an opportunity for the creator to show off some of her favorite Viz manga. Hicks's picks include Fullmetal Alchemist, a healthy dose of Naoki Urasawa, and more. See what made the cut in the video after the jump.
Sad news came earlier today when Dan Nadel of PictureBox announced that the publisher will be shutting its doors officially as of December 31. PictureBox put out a range of books and other products, including manga that most would never attempt to bring to English-speaking audiences. Read on for more.
It ain't exactly a cah-tune, but Mega Man and Sonic both get somewhat animated in a new trailer for their Archie Comics crossover. The fun starts in Mega Man #24, which is in stores today. Peep the promo past the break.
It's been a while since we heard from the James Mangold directed The Wolverine, with our last post focusing on filming in Japan. Now that we're getting closer to the premiere, a pair of trailers debuted, offering up a domestic teaser and a longer international trailer featuring a few additions. Check 'em out after the jump.
The only thing that can stop Kuroko's Basketball is....well, seems like nothing at the moment! Just like the ace of Generation of Miracles, the series seems "unstoppable." Click to find out how many copies the 21st volume sold to rank No.1 in the Weekly Oricon Chart!
Many Japanese people think that foreign comics are simpler than Japanese manga, but Ame-comi (American comics) and "bande dessinee" (comics produced for French and Belgian readers) have their fans and advocates. To recognize and promote non-native comics translated for Japanese audiences, a Gaiman Award polled readers to find the best of 2012. See the results after the jump.
Comics are briskly moving toward digital distribution, and in some cases away from print. With Marvel releasing comics digitally the same day physical copies hit newsstands, what does this mean for printed comics, as well as brick-and-mortar retailers and fan-owned comic shops? Find out more after the jump!
A lot of people are upset that Mega Man Legends 3 isn't coming out. (PROTIP: it's because none of you bought a 3DS.) But Mega Man is far from dead, and Archie Comics' monthly series only further cements that belief. Past the jump, find out what we think about Let the Games Begin, the first volume collecting the first five issues of the Mega Man comic!
It's been almost 75 years since Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27, and despite how much things have stayed the same--or how much they've changed--people all around the world still thrill to the exploits of the Dark Knight Detective. Grapple-gun past the jump to learn your Bat History and get ready for Arkham City!
There's a lot that we can thank Paul Dini for. For starters, he's part of the team that brought us Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and both of the excellent Justice League series, as well as many of the current crop of DC Animated Features, not to mention Batman: Arkham Asylum and the upcoming Arkham City. But what about after Arkham City comes out? Find out what one of comics' best writers wants to do after the jump.
No single part of fandom is as universal as fan-made art. Whether a crudely-drawn stick figure of Goku or a ridiculously detailed Detective Conan oil painting, fanart is something that almost every member of the anime and manga fandom has dabbled in. Hit the jump to see fans from around the world's takes on famous faces from all your favorite series, and a few unexpected surprises.
It didn't come as any surprise that a tie-in video game was planned for the upcoming 2012 superhero blockbuster The Avengers. What is surprising is that THQ has cancelled the game, and the footage shown looks... not half bad, honestly. See some early gameplay and character abilities after the jump.
Feel On!—a new Twitter client that analyzes tweets and conveys their emotions via generated comic strips—immediately turned heads when it was demoed at SF New Tech's second Japan Night. Hit the jump to learn more.