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NYCC 2014: Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley


Bryan Lee O’Malley is a best-selling comic book author whose most famous work, the Scott Pilgrim series, focuses on a video game and indie-rock obsessed protagonist trying to win the girl of his dreams. So you’d think Bryan would be pretty popular at something like Comic Con, yeah? Well, you’d be right! Check out this [...]

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October 2014 Manga New Releases


Fall is here, and so are October’s new manga releases.

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Girls Love the Boys’ Love: Industry News From Yaoicon


Title announcements and industry news from the nation’s foremost BL- and Yaoi-specific convention

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Yaoicon: A First Timer’s Review


Everyone behaved until it got dark.

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Old City Blues Review: Athens, Mechs, and Murder


Part Ghost in the Shell, part Metropolis, Archaia showcases a new voice in comics that bridges East and West with Giannis Milonogiannis’s debut print title, Old City Blues.

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August 2014 New Manga Releases


New manga for the dog days of summer!

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Exclusive Excerpt: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’


Scott Pilgrim author Bryan Lee O’Malley’s powerful hilarious but poignant graphic novel Seconds was released today, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share with you!
About Seconds:
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at [...]

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Take A Dark Trip ‘Through The Woods’ With Emily Carroll


Thirty year-old Canadian artist Emily Carroll rocketed to internet fandom when her short horror story “His Face All Red”went viral back in 2012. Haunting and subtle, “His Face All Red” was a different kind of werewolf story to the blood-spattered savagery some readers may have expected. Carroll’s wicked little tale was seemingly inspired more by [...]

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Politics, Religion and Comic Books


[caption id="attachment_41105" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Wertham"]WerthamPhoto01[/caption] Superhero comic books are a perennial target for self-appointed moral authorities of all stripes, and not always for the best reasons. Some, like Senator Robert Hendrickson (leader of 1953’s United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency) and comic book scare-monger Fredric Wertham (author of the 1954’s infamous Seduction of the Innocent) saw them as a source of perversion, violence and moral decay. (Check out David Hadju’s The Ten Cent Plague for a history of Wertham and Hendrickson’s shenanigans and the formation of Comics Code Authority.) Priests and pastors of all sorts heard Wertham’s spurious message and followed suit with mass comic book burnings.

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Poll: Which Graphic Novel Should I Read?


marvel-daysoffuturepastI love comic books but I haven’t read every great story that has been created.

So I need your help—a cage match of sorts. Vote for a winner and that’s the one I will read!

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