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Comics A.M. - How One Manga Publisher Is Expanding Into China

Comics A.M. - How One Manga Publisher Is Expanding Into China

Kodansha publishes a magazine for Chinese readers featuring local artists! Superheroes and secret identities! MariNaomi on community and creator databases!

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Comics A.M. - "The 99" Creator On Death Threats, Political Pressure

Naif Al-Mutawa has met with Kuwait police “to answer the charges of being a heretic"! Marvel's diversity efforts! The superhuman schedules of manga creators! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - DiDio and Lee on DC's Move, Changing Audience

Comics A.M. - DiDio and Lee on DC's Move, Changing Audience

DC co-publishers talk about state of market, growing female readership! Digital distributor iVerse to relaunch! U.K. man convicted for illegal manga, anime images!

Comics A.M. - Why Two Dealers Paid $3.2M For

Comics A.M. - Why Two Dealers Paid $3.2M For "Action Comics" #1

Owners of Metropolis Collectibles say it was "a good price"! Sega has a gripe with Square Enix, "Hi Score Girl"! New volume of "One Piece" to debut with 4 million copies!

Comics A.M. - Warner Bros. Plans Buyouts, Possible Layoffs

Comics A.M. - Warner Bros. Plans Buyouts, Possible Layoffs

Warner Bros. eyes cuts as part of a plan to boost profits! Man who admitted to sending "Kuroko’s Basketball" threat letters wants conviction overturned! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Books-A-Million Sees Growth in Graphic Novel Sales

Comics A.M. - Books-A-Million Sees Growth in Graphic Novel Sales

Book chain says "The Walking Dead," manga driving sales increase! What's the economic impact of Salt Lake Comic Con? Alan Moore talks Lovecraft! Plus more!

Texas Pastor Petitions City Council to Remove Vampire Books From Local Library

Texas Pastor Petitions City Council to Remove Vampire Books From Local Library

A pastor in Cleveland, Texas, has called for the removal of "occult" books from the teen room at the local library, including the manga "Vampire Knight."

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Comics A.M. - "Kuroko's Basketball" Manga Comes to an End

Manga's final chapter to appear in Sept. 1 issue of "Shonen Jump"! David Henrie and Caleb Monroe talk "Cloaks"! Ruben Bolling's advice for comic strip creators!

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Comics A.M. - "Hi Score Girl" Recalled Amid Copyright Allegations

Square Enix voluntarily recalls copies of manga! A look at effort to secure creators credit and compensation! Lucy Knisley talks "Relish" and "Something New"!

Comics A.M. - Viz Media Executives Talk State of Manga Market

Comics A.M. - Viz Media Executives Talk State of Manga Market

Viz products carried by 64% of Diamond accounts! Anthony Del Col talks "Kill Shakespeare"! Marc Bernardin on "Genius," and race in comics! Plus more!

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Comics A.M. - "Ganbare Goemon" Creator Hiroshi Obi Dies

Manga creator Hiroshi Obi passes away. Filip Sablik on marketing "Lumberjanes"! Interviews with Diana Tamblyn, Shawn Martinbrough and Janelle Hessig!

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Comics A.M. - "Annie" Writer Jay Maeder Passes Away

Maeder, 67, was comic strip's final writer. A round-up of SDCC manga news! The significance of Marvel's Storm! Drew Friedman talks "Heroes of Comics"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Japan Launches Anti-Piracy Initiative

Comics A.M. - Japan Launches Anti-Piracy Initiative

Japanese government joins with anime and manga companies! Examining the new Thor, and female readership! Interviews with Rutu Modan and Box Brown! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - A Closer Look at Barnes & Noble Split, Nook's Future

Comics A.M. - A Closer Look at Barnes & Noble Split, Nook's Future

What plan could mean for retail stores and the tablet! The popularity of hardcore gay manga in the U.S.! John Romita Jr.! Neal Adams! Esther Pearl Watson! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Gallery's Denver Comic Con Proceeds Stolen

Comics A.M. - Gallery's Denver Comic Con Proceeds Stolen

Thief takes cash, special orders from gallery owners! Japan bans child porn but exempts manga and anime! Gail Simone talks "Batgirl"! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Denver Comic Con Attendance Grows to 86,500

Comics A.M. - Denver Comic Con Attendance Grows to 86,500

Attendance increases from 61,000 in 2013! Copy of Sakyo Komatsu's first manga, from 1948, discovered in U.S.! Interviews with Walter Simonson and Marv Wolfman!

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Comics A.M. - "Sherman's Lagoon" Creator Visits Ocean Floor

Jim Toomey getting up-close look at deep-sea life! Roz Chast talks "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" Rise of manga museums in Japan! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Why

Comics A.M. - Why "One Piece" Is World's Most Popular Manga

A look at the worldwide popularity of "Once Piece"! Which conventions make the most money for creators? Serialized comics vs. original graphic novels! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Marvel Absent From August Bookstore Chart

Comics A.M. - Marvel Absent From August Bookstore Chart

No Marvel titles, and only classic DC books, crack BookScan's Top 20 for August! Behind the scenes of DC's 3D covers! Interviews with Jules Feiffer, Gene Luen Yang and Chuck Ayers! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Singapore Cartoonist Apologizes, Charges Dropped

Comics A.M. - Singapore Cartoonist Apologizes, Charges Dropped

Singapore drops contempt charges after cartoonist apologizes, removes strips! Viz Media executives talk manga, changing market and digital! Tom Taylor on DC's "Earth 2"! Plus much more!

SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Viz CEO Ken Sasaki On Expanding The Manga Market

SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Viz CEO Ken Sasaki On Expanding The Manga Market

In the shadow of the Viz booth at Comic-Con, President and CEO Ken Sasaki spoke with CBR about Viz's digital manga venture in "Weekly Shonen Jump" and turning the company around in the post-manga boom market.

The Manga Evolution Goes Day-and-Date

The Manga Evolution Goes Day-and-Date

Manga sales may be down, but there were plenty of manga fans at New York Comic Con, and publishers announced some interesting new initiatives including day-and-date releases with Japan.

Comics A.M. - Media Scrutinize Marvel CEO's Role At Disney

Comics A.M. - Media Scrutinize Marvel CEO's Role At Disney

Spotlight cast on reclusive Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter! ComicsPRO executive director on state of comics market! Why does manga attract more female readers than superhero comics? Spider-Man's sidekick debuts Wednesday! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - JManga Launches Unlimited-Access Site

Comics A.M. - JManga Launches Unlimited-Access Site

JManga debuts unlimited-access website! Reactions to "The Dandy" ending print publication! Marvel's Isaac Perlmutter profiled! The growth of comics-form journalism! Stan Sakai talks "Usagi Yojimbo"! Plus more!

CCI: Viz Media Adds To

CCI: Viz Media Adds To "Shonen Jump Alpha," Reveals Neon Alley Details

At Comic-Con International the Viz Media staff announced new additions to the "Shonen Jump Alpha" lineup, a Street Fighter/Hello Kitty crossover and more news about its 24/7 anime channel, Neon Alley.

F.J. DeSanto On Reinventing

F.J. DeSanto On Reinventing "Cyborg 009" For Mainstream Superheroes

Classic '60s cyborg superhero manga series "Cyborg 009" gets an American facelift from Archaia, and writer/producer F.J. DeSanto explains how he's keeping the series core while turning visuals over to Marcus To.

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Why DC doesn't play to change its collections policy! Why piracy isn't the same as borrowing comics from a library! What New 52 titles might be on the chopping block! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Arizona Legislature Pulls Back Electronic Censorship Bill

Comics A.M. - Arizona Legislature Pulls Back Electronic Censorship Bill

Arizona legislature to revise controversial electronic speech censorship bill! Brian Hibbs scrutinizes Mark Waid's "print math"! Manga publishers announce new licenses! Jim Zubkavich talks "Skullkickers"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Ryan Matheson Speaks on Canadian Manga Case

Comics A.M. - Ryan Matheson Speaks on Canadian Manga Case

Manga fan Ryan Matheson issues statement about his ordeal with Canadian customs! Leah Moore on the comics industry and women! Superheroes and nerds as two sides of same coin! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - How to Save the Struggling Manga Industry

Comics A.M. - How to Save the Struggling Manga Industry

Jason Thompson on why the manga industry is in trouble -- and how to save it! Bram Stoker Awards releases preliminary ballot! Jim Rugg interviews Jason Karns! Caleb Melby talks "The Zen of Steve Jobs"! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Vatican Newspaper Decries Limits on

Comics A.M. - Vatican Newspaper Decries Limits on "Tintin in the Congo"

Vatican newspaper wades into "Tintin in the Congo" debate! Comics by comiXology app to launch with Amazon's Kindle Fire! Viz Media founder reflects on manga boom, future! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Jury Weighs Fate of Michael George

Comics A.M. - Jury Weighs Fate of Michael George

Jury begins deliberation in Michael George murder trial! Larger implications of Brandon X Canadian Customs case! Interviews with Art Spiegelman and Sonny Liew! Plus much more!

Austen Revisits

Austen Revisits "The Boys of Summer"

With a stellar creative team and the marketing muscle of Tokyopop behind it, Chuck Austen's "The Boys of Summer" should have been a best-seller. Instead, it's in publishing limbo.

The Comics that Changed the World

The Comics that Changed the World

With Tokyopop shutting down its publishing division, ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson looks back at the impact the publisher, and manga in general, has had on the comics industry.

OneManga Removes All Scans From Site

OneManga Removes All Scans From Site

Despite continuing to add scans through last week, OneManga has kept their word and removed all scanned manga from their site, though they continue to operate as an online reference guide. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Scanlation Giant One Manga Shutting Down

Scanlation Giant One Manga Shutting Down

ROBOT 6 is reporting that scanlation giant One Manga has informed it's users that they will be removing their scans from the site, though their forums will continue to operate.

Manga Publishers Targetting Scanlation Sites

Manga Publishers Targetting Scanlation Sites

Viz Media has announced that a coalition of manga publishers, including Viz, TOKYOPOP and others, have formed a coalition in order to seek legal remedies to to the proliferation of illegal scanlation websites.

"Bleach" Film for Warner Bros

Warner Bros is looking to secure the rights of the popular manga series "Bleach" with an eye toward a feature film. In Japan, the series has already spun-off into TV, animated features, and even rock musicals.

PRESS RELEASE: Fantagraphics Starts Manga Line

Torajiro Kishi on his Western “Devil”

Torajiro Kishi on his Western “Devil”

Manga artist Torajiro Kishi swims against the current to create an American-style comic in “Devil,” a three-issue Dark Horse miniseries about a mysterious vampire virus. Kishi spoke with us about the series and shared exclusive art.

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