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Hunter x Hunter is about people classified as “Hunters” that specialize in finding and hunting things. Sometimes these things are rare jewels, and sometimes they’re human corpses. Over almost 20 years, author Yoshihiro Togashi has been making the best fight comic on the stands --- and here's what makes him so great.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): She-Hulk, Pacific Rim, Moon Knight, Diablo III and More

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Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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Teenage Love, Teenage Death: Should You Be Reading ‘Orange’?

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Takano Ichigo's Orange takes divergent timelines, suicidal ideation, coming of age, and the struggles to communicate oneself cleanly in even the most dedicated friendship systems, and wraps them all up seamlessly in a sweet, compassionate teenage romance. It sounds impossible, offensive, even farcical, but that's why you need to read it. It has to be experienced to be believed. Orange ends its run this month, so get it while it's still hot.

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Buy This Book: Shimizu and Shimoguchi’s ‘Ultraman’ Vol. 1

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If you're looking to get into Ultraman, Eiji Tsubaraya's long-running, world-famous tokusatsu franchise, now seems like a pretty good time. There's Ultraman X, of course, which just became the first ever toku series to be broadcast simultaneously worldwide via Crunchyroll, but for those of us who prefer our superheroes on the printed page rather than live action, there's something else, too: A new manga from Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi.

Billed in bold type right there on the cover as 'THE BEGINNING OF A NEW AGE', the first volume dropped digitally this week from Viz Media, and while there are parts that read like a pretty standards superhero reboot, it's well worth checking out --- if only so that you can get to the awesome ending.

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Outer Space & Inner Doubts: Should You Be Reading ‘Space Brothers’?

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What if there were two young brothers, and they both wanted to go to space? What if the brothers got older --- and the younger one was scheduled on the next trip out of NASA, just as the elder was fired for attacking a superior? Chuya Koyama's Space Brothers shows us the beauty of powering through awkwardness, addressing failure, and facing the man in the mirror.

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Alien Roaches and Animal Soldiers: Should You Be Reading ‘Terra Formars’?

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Terra Formars is a manga series written by Yu Sasuga and drawn by Kenichi Tachibana that began serialization in 2011. In the series, an attempt to colonize Mars has led to a race of hostile, humanoid cockroach aliens, and only the astronauts who have gone through a dangerous body modification can fight them off.

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On The Cheap: Get ‘My Love Story!!’ For $5 Each Right Now

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Last week, Viz and Comixology had a massive three-day sale on their Shonen Jump titles, and now, they're following it up with a similar sale for Shojo Beat. There are 761 volumes chock full of romance on sale for about five bucks each, and while I'm not quite as familiar with that genre as I am with its action-heavy counterpart, there's one series in there that I can unreservedly recommend to just about everyone: Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's My Love Story!!

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Body Horror & Bloody Violence: Should You Be Reading ‘Inuyashiki’?

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Gantz creator Hiroya Oku's excellent, self-interrogating, painfully observed comic Inuyashiki is about a salaryman who discovers he has powers: flight, combat, the ability to heal, technological control at the speed of thought. What does he do with it? A teenager with a troubled home life also has these enhancements. What does he choose to do? Inuyashiki: it's nothing to do with InuYasha.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Sailor Scouts and More!

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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Last Gasp Hopes to Bring the Lessons of ‘Barefoot Gen’ to Schools and Libraries Via Kickstarter

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The Barefoot Gen for Schools and Libraries Kickstarter is a two-pronged attack on complacency — three, if you count the example it sets in itself. Aiming to 1) get classic comic literature into classrooms and 2) educate American children about the tragedy in their nation’s debt to Japan, Last Gasp is running a campaign to print four thousand hardcover copies of Nakazawa Kenji’s Barefoot Gen. Nakazawa lived through the devastation of Hiroshima in 1945, and thirty years later he turned his experiences into a story about a little boy who lives an ordinary life — and then keeps on living, when all ordinariness disappears, and his peers and family fall victim to atomic warfare.

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