Webcomic Wednesdays: Sakana

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Sakana

Jiro Sakana works at the Tsukiji Fish Market at his uncle’s stall with his brother, Taro.  For two years, Jiro has pined over the cute cashier at the next stall over.  And now, he’s finally worked up the nerve to ask her out.  Everything is going according to plan… until his brother, their roommate Taisei, and co-worker Yuudai, decide to tag along.  All Jiro wants is to go on a decent date for once in…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Archie #19 – A Guy, A Girl, and a Jughead

ADVANCE REVIEW: Archie #19 – A Guy, A Girl, and a Jughead

Archie #19 is in many ways, your typical Archie story, but it’s typical in both the way it follows a pattern of the franchise since it began long ago and typical in the way the publisher’s revised approach to Archie and his pals has created some of the most satisfying YA comics around. In this way, Archie #19 is the best of both worlds, both funny and light-hearted even as it manages to be insightful…

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Philadelphia Organization Uses Comics to Help Immigrant Kids Face Their Fears

Philadelphia Organization Uses Comics to Help Immigrant Kids Face Their Fears

In today’s climate, children in immigrant families, documented or otherwise, are facing increased fears that someone in their family may be detained or deported. It’s a stressful and scary thing for these kids to face. But never fear! One Philadelphia organization is using a unique tool to help these children deal with their fears; comic books. According to a recent story on NewsWorks, the online presence of WHHY, the local group Mighty Writers is helping Philadelphia Latino…

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Alterna’s Newsprint Line Sells Out Prior to Release

Alterna’s Newsprint Line Sells Out Prior to Release

In a bold (if somewhat odd) experiment, Alterna Comics is attempting to “bring back newsprint.” The oddest thing of all is that it seems to be working. The up-and-coming publisher announced today that the first line-up of books which feature a throwback print utilizing old-fashioned newsprint have sold out at a distributor level. The new series, which include Amazing Age, Adam Wreck, Croak, and Lilith Dark, all exhausted their print stock on the first round…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Cucumber Quest

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Cucumber Quest

In Cucumber Quest, Cucumber wants to go study magic, while his sister Almond wants to be a knight.  So when the bunny siblings stop invaders from summoning the legendary Nightmare Knight to save the Donut Kingdom, they follow the plan exactly… until Almond decides having a 500,000 year old demon to fight would be more exciting. With Dreamside in peril, Cucumber, who would rather be studying than adventuring, must travel with his wannabe-knight sister, the…

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REVIEW: Rose #1 – Dive Into a Dark, Captivating New World

REVIEW: Rose #1 – Dive Into a Dark, Captivating New World

In the genre of fantasy, world-building is everything. First off, without a compelling and fully realized setting, fantasy can come off as silly to those who aren’t die-hard fans. Second, so much has been built off a common collection of tropes and traits that those die-hard fans will tune out pretty quickly if things aren’t in some way unique and individual. Luckily, Rose #1, from writer Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara, benefits from establishing…

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman #20 – DC’s Best Superhero Book?

REVIEW: Wonder Woman #20 – DC’s Best Superhero Book?

With Wonder Woman #20, it’s time to ask the big question; month in, month out, is this DC’s most consistently brilliant title? Ever since the title relaunched with writer Greg Rucka at the helm, the series has been moving from strength to strength, redefining the title character for the Rebirth era as one of the most relatable and enjoyable icons in super hero comics. And all this right before her movie opens. And this issue…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

We’re only a few days from the premiere of Peter Capaldi‘s final full series of “Doctor Who”, and those fans who are lamenting losing their prickly, complicated Twelfth Doctor (like yours truly) can take comfort in the face that, with Titan’s Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1, there are still opportunities to enjoy this current Time Lord’s regeneration in all his glory. With a spooky and atmospheric opening issue by writer George…

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FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

Marvel Comics released preview pages for the debut issue of the  much ballyhooed summer event, Secret Empire, which will be released May 3rd. Positioned as the culmination of the long-simmering and controversial “HYDRA Cap” storyline running through the Captain America line, writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve McNiven take Steve Rogers from undercover double agent to public enemy number one. Will his former heroic allies recover form this shocking betrayal? Will HYDRA rule the world?…

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Robotech To the Rescue This Summer from Titan Comics

Robotech To the Rescue This Summer from Titan Comics

If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably had your first exposure to anime via Robotech. Also, you’re probably struggling with turning 40. This summer, Titan Comics offers you a distraction from fast-approaching middle age by bringing the beloved property back to American comics with a new ongoing series based on the beloved sci-fi anime that, for many, started it all! Written by Eisner nominee Brian Wood (“DMZ,” “Northlanders,” “Moon Knight”) with art by Marco Turini…

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