One of my absolute favorite comics right now, without a doubt? NANA, a modern day "odd couple" story starring two Japanese women by Ai Yazawa. And now, the movie is going to hit North America in early 2008
While reading the latest Usagi Yojimbo collection this week, I was reminded yet again how much I enjoy Stan Sakai's series, and thought to myself, "Maybe I should start reading the book monthly again? Now that the latest collected edition is out, surely it's not that far behind the single issues
When I first heard the news that Viz Media was releasing a limited-edition pair of Bleach shoes (only 360 pairs being made!), my first thought was, "That's pretty cool." Take a hot property in animation, video games (and what amazing timing, new Bleach games for both the Wii and the NintendoDS are released today), and comics and create a snazzy looking piece of clothing around them
Unless you've been living under a rock, it's hard to ignore the immense amount of manga that's been translated into English over the past couple of years. While comics from Japan have been published in English for some time before then, the boom of material in the 21st century has bordered on the level of staggering
There are some actors who have the reputation of being a "show-killer." As soon as they're brought on board a television show, the program is doomed for failure. So when you tally up the roll call of show-killers, we have a new addition to stand alongside such illustrious members as Sean Maher (Firefly, The $treet, Ryan Caulfield) and Rena Sofer (Blind Justice, the US version of Coupling, Just Shoot Me...
Picking up where yesterday's post left off, this is a look at ten books being published in October 2007 that you might otherwise miss. From art school girls to gun-toting library police, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy here
I know what you're thinking. Summer is barely over and I'm trying to get you to think about October? Well, my local grocery store is already putting out Halloween candy, and even more terrifyingly the solicitations for the November books are being released even as I type
This may seem like a setup for a bad joke, but the majority of comic book readers I know are also big fans of food. No, I'm not throwing daggers about stereotypes involving weight. I'm saying that for whatever reason, comic book reading seems to also make people hunt out really good food, either at a restaurant or for them to create in their own kitchen
Picking up where yesterday's article left off, these are five more books from the "back of the catalog"-titles not published by Dark Horse, DC, Image, or Marvel-that you may otherwise have missed. Check them out
When the comic book industry releases its upcoming solicitations (two months in advance), there's always a lot of buzz and fanfare over the announcements for the four "front of the book" publishers: Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel
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