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    Wednesday August 5, 2015
  • FEATURE: Shane-nanigans - A Quick and Dirty Guide to Making Comics (When You Can't Draw)

    Grab a seat and take some notes, it's time for Writing Comics 101!

    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!

  • Thursday July 23, 2015
  • VIDEO: Comic Creator Faith Erin Hicks Shows Off Her Favorite Manga

    Author of upcoming "The Nameless City" trilogy and more digs through Viz's shelves

    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. 

  • Monday December 2, 2013
  • PictureBox, Publisher of a Bold Assortment of Manga and More, to Shut Down on December 31

    Publisher put out work ranging from Osamu Tezuka to Takashi Nemoto

    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. 

  • Wednesday April 10, 2013
  • VIDEO: Sonic and Mega Man Collide in Crossover Comic Trailer

    The Blue Bomber teams with the Blue Blur in stores today

    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.

  • Wednesday March 27, 2013
  • VIDEO: "The Wolverine" Movie Gets a Teaser and International Trailer

    Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in theaters on July 26

    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.

  • Thursday February 14, 2013
  • "Kuroko's Basketball" Manga Vol. 21 Ranks No.1 In Sales

    Latest volume beats the series sales record from the last volume

    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!

  • Saturday December 8, 2012
  • Japanese "Gaiman" Awards Pick Favorite Foreign Comics

    Readers pick the best comics translated into Japanese in 2012

    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.

  • Thursday November 3, 2011
  • Marvel Comics Announces Day-and-Date Digital Releases

    The House of Ideas steps into what looks more and more like the future of comics distribution

    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!

  • Sunday October 30, 2011
  • FEATURE: "Mega Man: Let the Games Begin" Review

    The Blue Bomber's monthly series has something many of today's comics lack: FUN

    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!

  • Monday October 17, 2011
  • FEATURE: I Am the Night: A Batman Retrospective

    Get caught up on the Dark Knight's origins and adventures before Arkham City

    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!

  • Saturday October 8, 2011
  • "Arkham Asylum" and "Arkham City" Writer Interested in Superman Games

    Comic legend Paul Dini talks about possibilities for a Man of Steel title

    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.

  • Saturday September 24, 2011
  • FEATURE: Fanart Friday's First Flight!

    Fan-made takes on Bleach, Harry Potter, Transformers, and more

    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.

  • Saturday September 17, 2011
  • VIDEO: Footage of Cancelled Avengers Game

    THQ was aiming for a four-player first-person superhero brawler

    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.

  • Thursday June 30, 2011
  • Feel On! Twitter Client Turns Tweets into Comics

    Tech demoed at SFNewTech Japan night, English version coming soon

    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.