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Review: Voltron Force Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
Voltron Force 1

Voltron is a giant robot composed of five smaller lion robots that join together to create the most powerful force for good in the universe. Piloted by five brave warriors known as the Voltron Force, they are constantly battling the evil schemes of King Lotor, the Drule King, and his scientist henchman Maahox. Into this [...]

Review: Sticky Dot Comics

Esther Keller
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Sticky Dot Comics Free Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Recommended for ages 8 and up. At the end of February, Viz announced that it was launching a free all-ages app aimed at kids and families. The promise was to create an app where parents would feel comfortable allowing their children download and [...]

Review: Mameshiba Love Winter

Lori Henderson
Mameshiba love winter

Mameshiba translates literally to “Bean Dog,” bean-shaped creatures with dog faces and ears. They started out as a series of TV trivia shorts in Japan and became so popular they got their own merchandising line. Viz Media picked up these popular and cute pups and have created an original series of books for young readers. [...]

Review: Hikaru no Go, volumes 1-23

Lori Henderson
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You wouldn’t think a story about an ancient Japanese game that consists of placing stones on a board would be very exciting. But in the case of Hikaru no Go, you would be very wrong. The writer-artist team of Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata created a series of well developed characters and games filled with [...]

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Yu-Gi-Oh Zexel 1

The Yu-Gi-Oh! saga continues with another jump into the far future. Duel Monsters are still all the rage, but now they take place in “augmented realities,” or virtual reality, which is activated using a device called a D-Gazer. A new potential “king of games” is also introduced, Yuma Tsukumo. He has a ways to go, [...]

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Yu Gi Oh 5Ds 1

The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise takes another leap ahead in time to the undefined year 20XX, where Duel Monsters is played on vehicles called Duel Runners, in what are called Turbo Duels. With riding now just as important as the deck, a new hero is needed to step to become the King of Games, and that hero [...]

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volumes 6-7

Lori Henderson
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the first sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! It takes place approximately 10 years after the events of the first series. Dueling is now a professional sport, with academies dedicated to teaching students to become professional duelists. The story follows Jaden Yuki, a boy who aspires to become as good as his idol Koyo Hibiki, [...]

Links: The Muppets take Marvel

Katherine Dacey

Good news for Muppets fans: Marvel will be publishing The Four Seasons, a four-issue mini-series drawn by Roger Langridge. The story, which Langridge drew for BOOM! Studios, was briefly stuck in limbo after Marvel/Disney assumed ownership of the Muppets license. Look for issue one of The Four Seasons in July. In an upcoming Sabrina/Archie crossover [...]

Preview: Mr. Bump: Lights, Camera, Bump!

Brigid Alverson
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The latest addition to Viz’s VizKid’s line is a set of old friends in a new format: Comics based on the classic Mr. Men and Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves. Here’s a preview of Mr. Bump: Lights, Camera, Bump!, which is due out this week; watch out for the companion volume, Little Miss Sunshine: [...]

Viz debuts Voltron Force GNs, announces Redakai series

Brigid Alverson
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Viz Media seems to be moving into a new section of the market: Licensed series based on animated cartoons, which proved quite lucrative for Del Rey back in the day. The first of their Voltron Force graphic novels debuts this week, and they have plans for a couple more. The books are based on the [...]