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World War Countries Recast as Manga Pretty Boys in ‘Hetalia: Axis Powers’


The word for "Hetalia: Axis Powers" is "absurd." In the popular webcomic series turned print manga by Hidekaz Himaruya, World War I and II-era countries are personified as generally dim-witted pretty boys (and a few girls), with personalities based on modern stereotypes of those countries...

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OverDrive Brings Digital Comics to Libraries… Sort Of


The reach of digital comics continues to expand, Publisher's Weekly reports, to younger readers via their traditional libraries through a service called OverDrive. Based in Cleveland, OH, OverDrive supplies 11,000 libraries across the world with eBooks, audiobooks, music and films...

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The Manga Industry Speaks: Taking Stock in Tough Times


As part of our recent editorial about the upheaval in the manga industry, ComicsAlliance had a chance to speak with some of the most influential tastemakers working at American manga publishers today, and their answers were so frank and informative that we thought they deserved their own feature...

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Tokyopop Headed for Hulu with Anime, Live-Action & Motion Comic Content


Anime and manga fans will be seeing a lot more of Tokyopop on Hulu starting this summer. The manga publisher's "Spring & Chaos" anime, the live-action "Van Von Hunter," reality show "America's Greatest Otaku," plus a batch of manga motion comics (motion manga?) a...

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Tokyopop Goes Digital With Zinio


Headlines regarding digital manga In North America have had a tendency to include the words "piracy" and/or "scanslations" lately, but Tokyopop's recent partnership with digital producer and distributor Zinio...

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Link Ink — Swamp Thing 3D, Marvel Expiration Dates, Tokyopop Loses Kodansha


Quick comics news hits around the web:

-- "Whiteout" producer Joel Silver wants to make "Swamp Thing: The Movie"... in 3D.

-- The "Batman Beyond" cartoon series is coming back as a comic book miniseries...

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Tokyopop Begins Free Serialized Online Manga Campaign


Tokyopop has announced that starting today, manga readers could kick it serialized style with 'Psy-Comm,' vol. 3 at the publisher's Web site, which means weekly comic book installments on the free.

Several other titles will soon follow this exclusive, online-only format in an effort to bring more manga to more readers without the risk of failing in the direct market...

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Tokyo Pop Moves to Sherwood


Press Release

A preview of a brand new series from Glass House Graphics stalwarts David Lawrence and Filipino artist Anthony Tanis available now at the TokyoPop website!

SHERWOOD follows the adventures of a ne'er do well rogue of a knight – a guy who missed the boat for the Third Crusade because he was laid up with a hangover – who quite against his will finds himself playing the role of the noble hero Robin Hood.

He joins


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Ten Books You Should Buy: October 2007 (Part 2)


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


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Think You’re Smart?


One of the things I love about the English language manga explosion from the past couple of years was that as more Japanese comics are translated into English, we get a widening list of genres and styles


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