Good news, manga fans who prefer Comixology over all other digital comics platforms: it's now easier to get your VIZ Media manga fix. This seems to be part of VIZ's ongoing dedication to diversifying the platforms their digital manga is available on, which leaders at the company reported as important over a year ago. As of this week, VIZ has added 650 volumes - over 65 total series - to the Comixology library. These titles are from those originally published by Shogakukan in Japan. This brings the grand total of VIZ offerings up on Comixology to 190 series and 1,100 volumes. Plus, to celebrate this occasion, there's a sale on a few VIZ bundles to get your collection started or to continue building your collection.
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Toys: Sideshow Collectibles has released more images of its upcoming premium 1/6 scale DC Comics figures as part of its "12 Days of Sideshow" reveals.
TV: The Today Show's Jenna Wolfe visited the MAD Magazine offices over the weekend and chatted with Editor John Ficarra, Art Director Sam Viviano and longtime MAD artist Al Jaffee.
Merchandise: Zippo is rolling out a line of lighters fea
Upcoming: Shout! Factory will release Transformers: Beast Wars the complete series collector's edition DVD box set on June 7. The set will include all 52 series episodes, new bonus content and a special 24-page comic, among other goodies.That's just prime by me.
TV: Horror master (and American Vampire co-writer) Stephen King could have a writing credit on AMC's next season of The Walking Dead. For serious.
Conventions: WonderCon's full programming list is now live for all to see. San Francisco's April 1-3 show seems pretty packed.
Sadness: While new Perry Bible Fellowship comics have been popping up from time to time, official word from Nicholas Gurewitch is that "I don't think I'll be posting new ones on any kind of a regularized basis." RATS!
At a time when manga sales are down, piracy is high and fans are fickle, Viz Media has taken a step in the digital direction with a new iPad app designed to at least partially address all of the above. Debuting today in the iTunes store, the new app comes loaded with free previews of some of the publisher's most high-p