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Fans may want to buy up all the digital Viz Media manga they can while it can still be purchased for around $4.99 a volume, because the price is going up to $6.99 starting October 1, the publisher announced over the weekend.
Print volumes will retain their price point of $9.99.
An increasingly giant amount of Attack on Titan toys is advancing on fans of Hajime Isayama's manga and corresponding anime. This past weekend at Wonder Festival in Japan, Good Smile Company unveiled upcoming Figma action figures for series protagonists Eren Yeager and his adopted sis Mikasa Ackerman, completely with their signature "3-D Maneuver Gear," which the characters use to swing around like Spider-Man and slash the necks of giants called Titans who seek to devour humankind inside their walled city. An unarticulated painted Figma prototype of the show's most iconic Colossal Titan antagonist was also on hand, sporting its skinless body and wonky proportions. Decidedly cuter prototypes for GSC's chibi-style Nendoroid AoT toys were on display too, including Mikasa, a mockup of Eren and the same Colossal Titan.
Movies: Has Vin Diesel dropped a not-so-subtle hint about who he may be playing in an upcoming Marvel movie?
Manga: Japan's Jump Kai magazine will publish a manga adaptation of Assassin's Creed IV on August 10th illustrated by Kendi Oiwa.
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In 2010, Canadian customs officers discovered manga images on vacationing U.S. citizen Ryan Matheson's laptop and found them offensive enough to throw him in jail. Matheson contended those images were mainstream drawings from art books, but he was accused of possessing child pornography and spent days in jail before making bail...
Infographics: Friend of CA and Wired Digital Design Director Tim Leong visualizes 20 years of Vertigo's ongoing comic book series.
Gaming: A trailer for the German version of Injustice: Gods Among Us gives players a look at the upcoming "Blackest Night" DLC (which will surely arrive on the American version in some form)...
One of the best things to happen in comics in 2012 was the digital release of a bunch of titles by Shotaro Ishinomori, the creator of Kikaider, that Legend of Zelda comic that ran in Nintendo Power, and a bunch of other comics about monsters getting kicked right in the face...