• VIZWATCH: An Introduction to Current Manga!

    VIZWATCH: An Introduction to Current Manga!3

    Hello! It’s another PUBWATCH column! I’m Mackenzie, and this is my first article—ever! For anything! Every month you’ll be hearing from me about the latest VIZ Media, with some added commentary. This article is a hodgepodge of what came out from VIZ in October and the first half of November; there’s a lot to read!

  • CB Cebulski’s Asian Mask: Why the Anger?

    CB Cebulski’s Asian Mask: Why the Anger?9

    UPDATE: The Dark Horse statement below has been updated to the correct version. In 2004 a white man named CB Cebulski pretended to be a Japanese one named Akira Yoshida. “Yoshida” wrote comics for Marvel while Cebulski worked as an Editor at Marvel. Cebulski was recently instated as Editor in Chief at Marvel, and with

  • Oni Watch: Onwards and Upwards!

    Oni Watch: Onwards and Upwards!0

    With Oni Press rounding its 20th year of existence, the past several months have been chock full of pretty exciting news as they expand their reach to wider markets. A lot has happened, so this pubwatch is going to be a little longer than usual. But hey, check out Oni Press’ brand new logo, designed

  • BOOM! Bar: A Light Week, Thank Goodness

    BOOM! Bar: A Light Week, Thank Goodness0

    Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Year One Deluxe Hardcover: It’s pretty good! Solid all in all. A big fat book (500 pages) that will look good on your shelf and not embarrass you if anyone asks to read it. My comments about the series from last week still stand, but if you want to read a

  • BOOM! Bar: Rangers, Revenge, Regret

    BOOM! Bar: Rangers, Revenge, Regret0

    Hi-Fi Fight Club (BOOM! Box) develops its sweet and fresh central girl/girl romance, and starts to open up some of the secrets under the record shop. I don’t know how this story is gonna wrap up in only four issues, but it’s a very pretty book with an affirmational, welcoming perspective. We’ve got a longer feature

  • BOOM! BAR: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks

    BOOM! BAR: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks0

    This week, Misfit City (BOOM! Box) starts to get good. Reading the previous issues was frustrating—the characters don’t quite manage to blossom beyond their gimmicks (the research one, the one who smiles fiercely while she disparages you, the Kristy, the one who… lives in an old derelict tower? Is she a ghost? I don’t think so?