What a week for mother nature! First an earthquake that was felt all the way to New York City, prompting the evacuation of City Hall and many other buildings throughout the city. Now Hurricane Irene is baring down on the East Coast. A hurricane, which forecasters say, will match the characteristics of both hurricane Gloria (1985) and Floyd (1999).
When I was seven years old, I owned Charlie Brown’s Super Book of Questions and Answers, a five-volume encyclopedia with entries on animals, plants, machines, space travel, human anatomy, and just about any other topic that might interest an elementary school reader. Interspersed with the facts and figures were short cartoons featuring the Peanuts gang. [...]
Are Japanese publishers finally getting serious about combating piracy? Nearly 40 Japanese companies have banded together to launch JManga, an online manga reader that will include a mixture of free and paid content. Brigid Alverson has a summary of the JManga Comic-Con panel. Sean Gaffney offers a thoughtful round-up of manga-related news from SDCC 2011. [...]
As you probably already know, San Diego Comic-Con is going on this weekend, and a host of comics publishers are unveiling new products. The good news is that the surge of digital comics makes it possible for people on the other side of the country (like me!) to pick up some good con swag. Here [...]
July is starting out with a nice selection of titles. Dark Horse returns to print a series from the early days of manga, Magical Knight Reyearth, and sets its age rating on the upper end of the scale. But Tweens should enjoy it. Looney Tunes hits a milestone, reaching the 200 mark. Marvel Comics continues [...]
Father’s Day is just around the corner, so what better way for kids to spend it with Dad than to share some comics with him! Dad can enjoy the antics of fellow Donut-loving Dad Homer in the latest issue of Simpson Comics from Bongo Comics. Or he can relive some childhood memories with Mickey Mouse [...]
Ready to gobble up some good comics and manga for kids? There’s plenty this week! Viz continues their releases from the Pokemon franchise including the new Platinum series. Zenescope, a publisher very new to the all ages section has a book about one of kids’ favorite topic, Dinosaurs! If you prefer your adventures under the [...]
Takasu Ryuuji is a nice guy; he takes care of his flighty mother, is a good friend to those who’ll have him, and has a sweet personality. Unfortunately he inherited his father’s thug-like glare, so no one at school believes that he’s anyone but a killer. Things seem to be looking up at the beginning [...]