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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
Yu-Gi-Oh-GX 6

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
MMS_01Bump36

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
Redakai_01_Cover

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 [...]

Links: Manga Mondays

Katherine Dacey

VIZ Media has teamed up with Barnes & Noble for a new promotion: Manga Mondays. Beginning March 19th, BN will run a weekly sale in which the first volumes of select VIZ manga will be discounted by 50%. The first featured titles are Gin Tama, Honey & Clover, and Yakitate!! Japan. Speaking of VIZ, the [...]

Review: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Movie Trilogy

Lori Henderson
Pokemon Darkrai

Pokemon is a franchise that has been going strong for nearly 15 years in the US. What started as a video game RPG has become a merchandising empire with a TV series, movies, toys, a trading card game, and comic books and manga. The manga is further split between two continuities; the Pokemon Adventures, Diamond [...]