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Links: Archie goes to Bollywood

Did you know that Riverdale’s favorite teen is big in India? CNN takes a closer look at a new Archie story line that transplants the gang from their home turf to Mumbai, where their friend Raj Patel is recruited to direct a movie. Though reporter Jhilmil Motihar is critical of the project, likening it to an “illustrated Mumbai travel guide,” Brigid Alverson offers a more positive assessment. “To give [Archie] their due, they aren’t stopping there—plans are in the works to have the Archie gang travel around the country, as well as to launch more comics in India and possibly to translate them into Hindi and Malayalam.”

The School Library Journal interviews Evonne Tsang, creator of My Boyfriend’s a Monster: I Love Him to Pieces, a new supernatural romance published by Lerner/Graphic Universe.

In a two-part interview, VIZ Media’s Alvin Lu discusses what Borders’ closure means for manga publishers and how VIZ plans to expand its digital offerings. Click here for for part one; click here for part two.

Yen Press, publisher of Gossip Girl, Nightschool, Soul Eater, and Yotsuba&!, just celebrated the third anniversary of Yen+, its monthly manga magazine.

Johanna Draper Carlson has previews of Princeless, a good-humored fairy tale parody that’s due out in October, and The Power Within, a comic about bullying, at Comics Worth Reading.

Karen Maeda on vol. 2 of Ai Ore! (Sequential Tart)
Jules on Babymouse #14: Mad Scientist (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)
Steve Bennett on vol. 1 of The Betrayal Knows My Name (ICv2)
Nathan Wilson on Feynman (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Julie P. on Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace (Booking Mama)
Nicola on Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace (Back to Books)
Greg Burgas on Gingerbread Girl (Comics Should Be Good!)
Elizabeth Bird on Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory (A Fuse #8 Production)
Sterg Botzakis on Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory (Graphic Novel Resources)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Manga Guide to the Universe (Manga Worth Reading)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 4 of Oresama Teacher (Sequential Tart)
Drew McCabe on Tintin in America (Comic Attack)
Sarah Sammis on The Unsinkable Walker Bean (Puss Reboots)

Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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