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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!

Comics A.M. -

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei's "Ultimo" Arrives February 2

Eric Nash on

Eric Nash on "Manga Kamishibai"

Author Eric Nash chronicles a lost performance art form that was used to entertain children, convey news during World War II, and went on to influence the shape of comics in Japan. CBR News spoke with the author about his book.

PRESS RELEASE: Four VIZ Titles Nominated for Eisner Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Bang Zoom! Manga Minutes premier online

PRESS RELEASE: Hatchette Book group combines Orbit, Yen Press publishing divisions

PRESS RELEASE: CBLDF serving as Special Consultant in Christopher Handley case

PRESS RELEASE: Dabel Brothers announce "Dark-Hunter" manga adaptations

PRESS RELEASE: Bluewater launches new manga line

PRESS RELEASE: Viz announces "Viz Signature" line of manga

PRESS RELEASE: The Stars Shine Bright at New York Anime Festival

PRESS RELEASE: VIZ Media launches VIZ Productions

TOKYOPOP Reorganizes, Spilts into Two Companies

TOKYOPOP Reorganizes, Spilts into Two Companies

Manga Publisher TOKYOPOP announced today a major reorganization of their company that sees it split in two with a focus on growing multi-media opportunities, while cutting titles and 39 positions.

NYCC: The Tokyopop Panel

NYCC: The Tokyopop Panel

The US manga giant, TOKYOPOP, had their NYCC panel on Sunday where they made several news announcements and showed the crowd samples of their original manga, imports, licensed goods and more.

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