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'Haikyu!!' Is The Manga That May Make You Love Volleyball
Sports are at once great and hard to depict in comics. On the one hand, an artist skilled at drawing both athleticism and action (which are not always the same thing) can take a football match and turn it into something really exciting and fun to read. This applies whether you're doing a sports…
Groovy Crimefighting In 'Batman '66 Meets Steed & Mrs. Peel'
When it came to 1960s action television, two campy crimefighting series captured the attention of audiences the world over. The first was Batman, the legendary Adam West/Burt Ward series that brought the Day-Glo hijinks of the comics to TV. The other is The Avengers, a long-running spy/science ficti…
Image To Publish 'She Changed Comics' From The CBLDF
Image Comics has announced that it will publish the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's She Changed Comics, a 160-page, full-color book detailing the history of women in comics from the medium's beginning in the late 1800s to today. The book, which will be available for $14.99, was funded in e…
Viz Media Picks Up New Series From 'Death Note' Creators
Though overshadowed by all the DC Comics shenanigans, Anime Boston also took place this past weekend, and the event saw US manga publisher Viz Media announce a promising crop of new releases and reprints that will roll out over the rest of the year, including the latest shonen series from the creato…
Running the Gauntlet in Mark Beyer's Cruelly Funny 'Agony'
Originally published by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly's RAW Books, and featuring characters that appeared in several issues of RAW magazine, Mark Beyer's Agony is a highlight of the 80s art comics movement, spearheaded by that landmark publication. Now available in a new edition as th…
Benjamin Roman Returns To Comics With 'PACO And Donut'
Here's a fun fact for those of you wondering how to get someone interested in your comic: If the story you're telling can accurately be described as "an all-ages version of The Defiant Ones set in outer space," then I am already pretty into it even before I see the first page. As…
Eric Stephenson Talks About The Return Of 'Nowhere Men'
Image Comics' Nowhere Men is one of the most talked-about series of the last few years, but public opinion is fickle. A pop-sci fi tour de force by Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde, Jordie Bellaire, and Fonografiks, it quickly gathered critical acclaim and a handful of Eisner nominations before…
Latest Releases from Fantagraphics' 'Peanuts' Library
As the Peanuts' 65th Anniversary year winds down, Peanuts-related news seems to be ramping up. The Peanuts Movie hits theaters this weekend, and every preview and trailer manages to look better than the last; Charles Schulz's birthday is coming up on November 26th; the United States Postal…
Explore Broken Memories in Koren Shadmi's 'The Abaddon'
Koren Shadmi is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been seen in the likes of Wired and The New York Times, and whose comics are apparently known elsewhere in the world, but he's yet to have his big breakthrough in American comics. Hopefully that changes with his new book The Abaddon, f…

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