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Bizarro Back Issues: Eat-Man Eats, Is A Man (1997) [Sci-Fi Week]

Eat-Man #1, Viz

Back in the dim and distant times before the manga boom at the turn of the century, if you wanted anything that looked even remotely like Japanese comics you had to hunt through long boxes and hope that you could track down a whole story.

But like a lot of inconvenient things from the '90s --- like, say, VHS tapes --- that's an experience that I have a lot of nostalgia for, and the last time I was digging through dollar books at a con, I thought it might be fun to replicate what it was like to go into some random '90s manga completely cold. That's how I ended up with a copy of Eat-Man #1, the story of a man who eats things --- and based on this one issue, I think it might be my new favorite manga.

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Crunchyroll Is Streaming ‘Nyanbo,’ A New Anime Starring A Cat Version Of An Cardboard Robot From ‘Yotsuba&!,’ And It’s As Complicated As It Sounds

Nyanbo!

Okay, so here are the facts: Starting this week, Crunchyroll is going to be airing Nyanbo, a new series about cats who look like they're made out of cardboard boxes, marking the latest series to be streamed worldwide simultaneous with its release in Japan.

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Spice Up Your Iso-Cube With ThreeA’s ‘Judge Dredd’ Figure

DreddFig01

With the darn near overwhelming amount of prints, posters, and original art that’s available to us comic book readers, it’s pretty easy to decorate our homes to reflect our interests. Heck, we’re living in a time where you can even get a cookie jar in the shape of your favorite superhero, so clearly, there are options. There is, however a shortage of high-end, tangible, three-dimensions reminders of the inexorable and intractable power of the Law. Or there was, until ThreeA announced their brand new Judge Dredd figure.

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Filed Under: , Category: 2000 AD, Toys

Ranger Station Episode 55: Second Chance

Ranger Station Episode 55: Second Chance

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, Power Rangers proves that it knows only slightly less about soccer than I do, which is a pretty impressive achievement.

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‘X-O Manowar’ Comes To A Thundering End With A 64-Page Final Issue [Preview]

XO Manowar #50

For the past five years, XO Manowar has been Valiant's flagship title, but now the story of Aric of Dacia, a barbarian plucked from the fringes of the Roman empire and returned to Earth with an alien battle-suit that might be the single most powerful weapon in the galaxy, is coming to a close. And given that high concept, you can probably guess that it's not going to be a quiet ending.

When the final issue hits shelves next week, it's coming with 64 pages of story and a truly overwhelming number of variant covers --- including a Ninjak story from Jody Houser and Javier Pulido that looks fantastic. Check it out with a preview below!

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The Crown Jewel Of The Hasbro Universe: Aubrey Sitterson On Rebuilding ‘GI Joe’ After ‘Revolution’ [Interview]

GI Joe: Revolution #1

Aubrey Sitterson and Giannis Milonogiannis are stepping up to take the Joes in a new direction in GI Joe: Revolution. To find out more, ComicsAlliance spoke to Sitterson about leaning into the sci-fi aspects of the book, the characters he's chosen for the team, and when we'll see Destro. We also have a first look at some brand-new pages from issue #1!

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Space Meditation Can Be Very Useful In ‘Harbinger: Renegades’ #1 [Preview]

Harbinger Renegades #1, Valiant Entertainment

I've written before --- pretty recently, in fact --- about how one of Valiant's greatest strengths as a company is how well it can build its titles around high concept stories that make it easy for new readers to jump on. So with that in mind, when writer Rafer Roberts describes his upcoming Harbinger: Renegades book with artist Darick Robertson as, "Jack Kirby's Trainspotting," you know they're onto something.

When Harbinger: Renegades returns in November, Roberts and Robertson are reuniting the team that was shattered after their last adventure to take on the future of the Valiant Universe --- and you can check out a preview right here!

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Bane Is Back And Seated On A Throne Of Skulls In ‘Batman’ #9 [Preview]

Batman #9, DC Comics

When Batman #9 hits shelves in October, we're getting one of the biggest returns of the series so far from Tom King and Mikel Janin. Bane is back, and in case you were concerned that he wouldn't be all that threatening, he's reintroduced literally seated upon a throne of skulls. Check out a preview.

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ICYMI: The Rainbow Batman Has Finally Returned

Detective Comics #241

When DC launched its Rebirth universe, one of the big promises was that it was going to put the baby back in the bathwater and restore some of the elements that the DCU had lost in the New 52. Connections between characters had been restored, and there's even a hint of a history that goes far beyond the truncated five years that kicked off in 2011 with Justice League #1.

But even with that mission statement, there were elements of the past that I thought might never make it back into continuity. Now, though, I'm not sure there are any limits to what's coming back, because I have seen the most unexpected return of the year in the pages of Francis Manapul's Trinity #1. In case you missed it, The Rainbow Batman is back!

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