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Top Shelf Reveals Cover for Book 2 of ‘March’

Esther Keller
March 2

Top Shelf Productions unveiled the cover for book 2 of March yesterday in an interview with the three creators of the book on CNN. (Chris Ross of Top Shelf posted some comments about the process of refining the cover on his Twitter.) Slated to be released in early 2015, the second volume of Congressman John [...]

Review: Monster Soul Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
monster soul

Monster Soul Vol. 1 By Hiro Mashima Kodansha Comics; $10.99 Rated T, for Ages 13+ Just because they’re monsters doesn’t mean they’re bad people. The five monsters that star in the latest manga series by Hiro Mashima (Rave Master, Fairy Tail) to make it to the U.S. are known collectively as “The Black Airs,” and [...]

Preview: Archie #657 (Archie Learns Windsurfing)

Brigid Alverson
Archie_657-0

It’s summer, time for Archie Comics to bust out the beach stories! In this month’s issue of Archie, Veronica takes up windsurfing and Archie decides to join her, with predictably hilarious results. Check out our preview, including the variant cover by the Tiny Titans team of Art Baltazar and Franco, and pick up the full [...]

This Week’s Comics: LeafGreen Banana Guard

Lori Henderson
Adventure Time banana_guard_001_a

Hunker down against the weather with some new comics out this week. Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Adam Rex follow-up their bestselling children’s book Chu’s Day with Chu’s First Day of School. Nobrow Press releases a whole lot of Hilda and the… books, and Papercutz has a new Disney’s Fairies volume, adapting the new film [...]

Review: Olympians Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

Lori Henderson
Olympians Aphrodite

The tales of the Olympians continues with the arrival of Aphrodite. From her mysterious origin at the beginning of time to the seeds of war sowed in a power struggle at a wedding, Aphrodite shows the true power of love to both humans and gods alike. None can escape its many guises, even if they [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: No. 6 Volume 1-3

Lori Henderson
No. 6 1

Touted as a “holy” city, No. 6 is one of six utopias built for the survivors of a terrible world war that left the Earth decimated in most places. While everything seems perfect on the surface, things aren’t what they seem. Shion, a teenage boy, begins to question the perfection of No. 6 and finds [...]

Review: My Love Story!! Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
my love story!!

My Love Story !! Vol. 1 Written by Kazune Kawahara Art by Aruko Viz; $10 Rated T for Teen High School Debut‘s Kazune Kawahara joins forces with artist Aruko for this refreshingly unusual rom-com manga about a love triangle that only exists in the main character’s head. That character is Takeo, a big, huge, manly-man [...]

This Week’s Comics: Guardians of Rosa Parks

Lori Henderson
I Am Rosa Parks

Kill time waiting for fireworks with some of the titles on this week’s comics list. Dark Horse Comics releases the second part of the Avatar the Last Airbender story, The Rift. DC Comics teams Scooby and the gang with Wonder Woman in the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and IDW Publishing finishes their first Dexter’s Laboratory mini-series, [...]

Links: Archie, Sisters, and the Return of Bill Watterson

Brigid Alverson
Death of Archie

It was big news a few weeks ago that Archie Andrews will die—not in the main Archie comics but in the YA spinoff Life With Archie. Industry observer Rob Salkowitz digs into that a bit and puts it in context in an interview on the public radio show Here and Now. Here’s a first look [...]

Perfect Square Levels Up with New Pokemon Manga

Lori Henderson
PerfectSquare-Logo

Get out your pokèballs and warm up your pokedèx, there’s something new for your bookshelf coming out later this year! Perfect Square, Viz Media’s all ages imprint has announced the acquisition of the manga about the latest Pokèmon video game generation, X and Y. The manga follows the storyline of the latest video game release, [...]