The big news out of Anime Expo in Los Angeles Thursday was word that Digital Manga, a Gardena, California, publisher that has successfully funded a handful of manga translation projects via Kickstarter over the past few years, will release Astro Boy creator Osamu Tesuka's entire library of work in North America. All of it.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Toys: Starting in July two new variant Marvel Select figures of The Amazing Spider-Man will arrive at MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and physical Disney Store locations: one with swappable "unmasking" body parts and one that's entirely metallic.
Legal: The final count
You've no doubt heard Martin Mull's often cited observation that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. I wonder what Mull would think of dancing about manga? That's just what Belg
Webcomics: Behold! The cover to Dark Horse Comics' debut volume of Axe Cop has arrived.
History: As one of comics' most prolific creators, Osamu Tezuka had to have some way to decompress. Enter his "secret room."
Movies: James Gun
Imagine a volume reprinting the notebook pages on which Captain America and Fantastic Four creator Jack Kirby first scribbled and sketched the concepts that would become his most famous works, including dialogue, back-story, character designs and more, all in the King's own hand. Some