Comics, Etc.

New VIZBIG Editions Super-Size "Rurouni Kenshin" and "Dragon Ball" Manga

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2008
VIZ Media has issued a press release touting their new VIZBIG line of manga, which will release popular manga series in editions with larger pages, thicker volumes, and more extras than the average manga digest. The first volume of the series will be Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki, to be released this month, followed by […]

PR: VIZ Media Brings New Perspective to Manga Arena with VIZBIG Edition Imprint

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2008
VIZ MEDIA BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVE TO MANGA ARENA WITH DEBUT OF VIZBIG EDITION IMPRINT New Imprint To Offer Omnibus Editions Of Popular Manga Series With New Cover Art, Color Pages And Bonus Content San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

PULSE News Talks to Jason Hall About "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures" Comics

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2008’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Jason Hall about his latest contribution to Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures comics, based on the Clone Wars cartoons by Genndy Tartakovsky and aired on Cartoon Network. Hall discusses where he got the inspiration for a new Jedi character, how he prepares to write for the […]

IDW Releases 5-Page Preview of New "Speed Racer" Comic

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008
IDW Publishing has released a 5-page preview of the first issue of Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer, a new mini-series based on the seminal anime series. The all-new stories will be written by Arie Kaplan with art by Robby Musso. Issue #1 should be in comic book shops this month.

DC Comics News: Grace Randolph on Writing "JLU," "Teen Titans: Year One" Preview

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008’s PULSE News interviewed writer Grace Randolph about her upcoming issue of Justice League Unlimited. Randolph discusses how she got started in the industry, how her education at the NYU film school affected her comics hobby, and what kind of threat the Joker and Harley Quinn would pose to the heroes of the Justice League. […]

Newsarama Talks to Frederick Schodt about Osamu Tezuka and the "Astro Boy Essays"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Newsarama has interviewed author Fredrick Schodt about his book The Astro Boy Essays, which examines the tremendous impact that Osamu Tezuka has had on the manga and anime industries and on Japanese culture as a whole. Schodt discusses how he became connected with Tezuka and Tezuka Productions, what it was like to work with Tezuka, […]

Tor Books & Seven Seas Ink Joint Venture to Publish "Afro Samurai" Manga

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2007
A report in Publishers Weekly states that Tor Books will be entering the U.S. manga market through a joint venture with manga publisher Seven Seas Ink. The imprint will be publishing new and licensed titles, with the Afro Samurai manga by Takashi Okazaki coming from the new imprint in August 2008. (via Comics Reporter)

Amy Wolfram on "Teen Titans: Year One"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2007
Newsarama has interviewed writer Amy Wolfram about Teen Titans: Year One, a six-issue mini-series that will retell the earliest days of the original sidekick superteam of DC Comics. Wolfram was a staff writer and story editor for the Teen Titans cartoon series, and discusses how writing comics differs from writing for television, as well as […]

Amy Wolfram and Karl Kerschl on "Teen Titans: Year One" Mini-Series

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2007
Comic Book Resources has spoken to writer Amy Wolfram and artist Karl Kerschl about Teen Titans: Year One, an upcoming six-issue mini-series from DC Comics that will “re-imagine” DC’s iconic teen superteam starting in January. Wolfram was a writer and story editor for the Teen Titans cartoon, and she addresses how she is dealing with […]

Mel Smith on New "Gumby" Comics

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2007’s PULSE News has interviewed Mel Smith, chief of Wildcard Ink, about their new on-going Gumby comic book series. Smith discusses how the new series was started, how it connects to earlier Gumby comics and the original TV shorts, and the challenges that the comic has faced in getting to comic book shop stands.