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Comics A.M. - A Look At Banned Manga, From "Death Note" To "Ultraman"

Comics A.M. - A Look At Banned Manga, From "Death Note" To "Ultraman"

A rundown of some manga titles banned around the world! How one retailer markets children's and all-ages comics! The problem with DC’s new Super Hero Girls line!

President Obama Thanks Japan For Giving Us Manga and Anime

President Obama Thanks Japan For Giving Us Manga and Anime

Welcoming the Japanese prime minister to the White House, President Obama offered America's thanks for karaoke, karate, anime, manga and emojis.

Comics A.M. - Ron Richards Leaves Image Comics

Comics A.M. - Ron Richards Leaves Image Comics

Richards was hired in 2013 as director of business development. Japanese teacher charged with illegally uploading manga. A look back at Dell Comics. Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Artist Stands By Controversial "Gun Culture" Cartoon

Comics A.M. - Artist Stands By Controversial "Gun Culture" Cartoon

Milt Priggee says his goal was to make readers think critically about gun culture. A look at the North American manga industry. Daniel Clowes talks "Eightball."

Comics A.M. - "Inu x Boku SS" Creator Cocoa Fujiwara Has Died

Comics A.M. - "Inu x Boku SS" Creator Cocoa Fujiwara Has Died

The 31-year-old manga artist started her career at age 15. Jennifer de Guzman leaves Image Comics! Dallas Middaugh joins Crunchyroll! A look at recolored reprints!

Reflecting On The End Of "Blade Of The Immortal"

Reflecting On The End Of "Blade Of The Immortal"

With the conclusion of Hiroaki Samura’s samurai tale, Dark Horse editor Philip Simon discusses how the manga, and the manga market, changed in the past 20 years.

Comics A.M. - Mile High To Hold Auction For Family Of Teen Driver

Comics A.M. - Mile High To Hold Auction For Family Of Teen Driver

Store to help with burial costs of teen killed when car crashed into building. Tokyo man charged with pirating manga! Interviews with Ted Adams and Gail Simone!

Dark Horse to Release "Planetes" Omnibus, and You Should Definitely Read It

Dark Horse to Release "Planetes" Omnibus, and You Should Definitely Read It

This December, Dark Horse will release Makoto Yukimura's fantastic sci-fi manga "Planetes" as an omnibus, returning the acclaimed series to print.

Comics A.M. - Parent To Appeal School District's "Palomar" Ruling

Comics A.M. - Parent To Appeal School District's "Palomar" Ruling

New Mexico parent insists Gilbert Hernandez book doesn't belong in high school library! Manga that borrow from U.S. and European culture! Plus more!

Lianne Sentar on Marketing to the "Female Gaze"

Lianne Sentar on Marketing to the "Female Gaze"

The co-founder of Chromatic Press talks with ROBOT 6 about OEL manga, fandom and the growth of the digital magazine "Sparkler Monthly."

Comics A.M. - SDCC Parking Moves To Lottery System

Comics A.M. - SDCC Parking Moves To Lottery System

Change affects convention center and six nearby lots! A look at Dark Horse's manga line! Chip Zdarsky talks "Howard the Duck" and more1

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Drives Manga Sales Turnaround

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Drives Manga Sales Turnaround

Manga market in North America sees second year of growth! Black Mask Studios launches YouTube channel! Why is eBay deleting Marvel digital code listings?

Comics A.M. - Viz Sees 20% Rise In Shoujo Mange In Direct Market

Comics A.M. - Viz Sees 20% Rise In Shoujo Mange In Direct Market

Viz Media executive talks sales, manga market! "Barney & Clyde" creators explain their "not-Muhammad" strip! A report from ComicsPRO meeting! Plus more!

Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Father of the Gekiga Style of Manga, Dead at Age 79

Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Father of the Gekiga Style of Manga, Dead at Age 79

Beloved for his revolutionary work in manga, including the autobiographical A Drifting Life, Tatsumi passed away on Friday, March 6th.

Comics A.M. - Do Kids Still Actually Read Comic Strips?

Comics A.M. - Do Kids Still Actually Read Comic Strips?

"Big Nate" creator says yes, just not in newspapers! Jeremy Holt on the origin of "Southern Dog"! Viz acquires "Bloody Mary" and "Honey So Sweet"!

Comics A.M. - CBLDF Responds To "Palomar" Library Challenge

Comics A.M. - CBLDF Responds To "Palomar" Library Challenge

CBLDF questions reporting, district policy in New Mexico case! A look at manga sales trends in Japan and U.S.! Mark Waid on "Star Wars: Princess Leia"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - The Koran Gets Manga Adaptation In Japan

Comics A.M. - The Koran Gets Manga Adaptation In Japan

East Press releases Koran manga adaptation! Ecuadorian cartoonist, paper ordered to apologize for making fun of politician's stutter! Garry Trudeau honored!

Comics A.M. - French Teen Arrested For Posting "Charlie Hebdo" Parody

Comics A.M. - French Teen Arrested For Posting "Charlie Hebdo" Parody

16-year-old charged with “advocating terrorism"! Diamond Book Distributors sees dip in sales in 2014! Japanese manga industry sees a rise! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Manga Is 80% of Japan's Digital Book Market

Comics A.M. - Manga Is 80% of Japan's Digital Book Market

Japan's larger digital market is worth an estimated $710 million! The unlikely success of The Moomins! Jason Aaron talks "Star Wars"! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - First Second's Mark Siegel On "New Mainstream"

Comics A.M. - First Second's Mark Siegel On "New Mainstream"

Siegel talks 2014 and 2015, library market and more! A look at anime, manga and Japan's child porn laws! Nick Spencer on "Ant-Man"! Plus more!

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!

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

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 "Action Comics" #1

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."

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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 "One Piece" Is World's Most Popular Manga

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!

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