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VIZ Media Brings LBX – Little Battlers eXperience – To North America!


Van Yamano owns Achilles, a miniaturized robot with super strong power. But Achilles is no ordinary LBX. Hidden inside him is secret data that Van must keep out of the hands of evil at all costs.

There’s more to it, of course – Van’s dad created Achilles as part of a series of robot toys that are all the rage – the Little Battlers eXperience. But Achilles is special – contained within him are secrets that others will kill for.

That’s the basic premise for LBX, a manga series from VIZ Media imprint Perfect Square that’s making its North American debut on November 4th. Follow the jump for more details.

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Perfect Square Announces 30th Anniversary Voltron History!


The 30th Anniversary Voltron book, Voltron From Days Long Ago, A 30th Anniversary Celebration, will be available on October 28th.

Authored by Brian Smith, a former Marvel Comics editor and writer of Perfect Square’s Voltron Force graphic novel series; Marc Morrell, , co-host of the official “Let’s Voltron!” podcast, and Joshua Bernard, founder of the CollectionDX website, Voltron: From Days Long Ago explores the history and legacy of the classic anime and manga series Voltron – from the first issue to toys action figures and more.

For further details, follow the jump.

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40 Years! Hello Kitty Celebrates Anniversay with Hello Kitty – Hello 40!


The irrepressible not-a-cat, Hello Kitty is celebrating her 40th anniversary tis year and in honor of that landmark, VIZ Media has released the tribute album, Hello Kitty – Hello 40 – a collection of Hello Kitty stories and art from a line-up that includes  Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans art series), Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend), Gene Luen Yang (Boxers and Saints) and Uglydoll co-creator David Horvath. Hello Kitty – Hello 40, VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint, is now available.

VIZ Media will also take part in the very first Hello Kitty convention. Hello Kitty Con 2014 will take place in Los Angeles October 30th – November 2nd at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo district.

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Resident Evil Manga Coming!


Resident Evil is becoming a manga! VIZ Media has announced a five-volume series that will act as a prequel to the monstrously successful CAPCOM game, Resident Evil 6.

The prequel, Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, is by Naoki Serizawa (Saru Lock) and details the original outbreak of the deadly C-virus in a prestigious Singapore school for the elite – the titular Marhawa Academy.

Volume 1 of Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire will be released on November 18th, and a special, free will be available in comics shops around the country for Halloween ComicFest. Details follow the jump.

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Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty Get Their Own Comic!

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Rick and Morty are comic to comics. The animated Adult Swim series about loveable, clueless teenager Rick and his sociopathic scientific genius grandfather is being given their own ongoing title by Oni Press.

Zac Gorman (Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, Magical Game Time) has gotten the plum assignment to write the new series, which will be in stores beginning in Spring 2015. Further details after the jump.

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Legendary Comics Creator Richard Corben Brings Rat god to Dark Horse!


Richard Corben – a comics creator who reached legendary heights through his work for Heavy Metal, Creepy, Eerie and more – is bringing Rat God, a tale fusing Lovecraftian horrors and Native American legends, to Dark Horse.

The first issue of Rat God will be in stores on February 4, 2015. Follow the jump for details.

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More Mouse Guard! Archaia Releases Baldwin the Brave!

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Archaia and creator David Petersen have collected the four Mouse Guard short stories from Archaia’s last four Free Comic Book Day samplers – plus two new stories – in a new hardcover titled Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Stories.

Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Stories will be available November 5th. Follow the jump for further details – including ordering codes.

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Death Note and All You Need Is Kill Artist To Appear At 2014 New York Comic Con!


Takeshi Obata, artist of acclaimed manga series Death Note and All You Need Is Kill (among others), has been confirmed to appear at New York Comic con for panels and a signing – as well as additional appearances around New York.

Obata will be a part of two panels – as part of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump panel on Thursday, October 9th on Friday, October 10th for a panel for an overview of his work. On the evening of the 9th, he will make an exclusive signing appearance at Javits Center, home of the 2014 New York Comic Con.

As part of ReedPOP’s New York Super Week he waill also appear at Kinokuniya Book Store on the 10th and Barnes & Noble on Saturday October 11th. For further details follow the jump.

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VIZ Media Announces Special Edition For Vampire Knight Finale!

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Matsuri Hino’s Vampire Knight saga is coming to a close. Set at Cross Academy – where humans attend Day Class and vampires attend Night Class – the series has followed the developing relationship between the human, Yuki Cross, and vampire, Kaname Kuran, – despite the wishes of her childhood friend Zero Kiryu.

On October 14th, the final chapter of Vampire Knight will be eleased in two forms – a standard manga edition and a Limited Edition that will include an alternate cover and a hardcover mini art book.

VIZ will also release Vampire Knight: Fleeting Dreams (a collection of prose short stories based on the manga); a new digital only chapter by series creator Matsuri Hino, Vampire Knight: Life; and Night Class, a box set that includes Volumes 11-19.

For further details, follow the jump.

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BOOM! Goes New York Comic Con!

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BOOM! Studios will have a significant presence at the 2014 New York Comic Con with more than three dozen of their talented writers and artists in attendance – including Day Men’s Matt Gagnon, Sleepy Hollow’s Marguerite Bennett and Fiction Squad’s Paul Jenkins. For a complete list of BOOM! Studios creators in attendance, follow the jump.

2014 New York Comic Con runs for the weekend of  October 9-12 at the Javits Center.

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Destroy Thy Neighbor! VIZ Media’s World Trigger Launches October 7th!


VIZ Media is launching the sci-fi manga series World Trigger in a series of graphic novel formatted volumes beginning October 7th.

A dimensional rift has led to alien invaders, called Neighbors, crossing over to Earth – but the forces of Border have stood in their way. As the invasion intensifies, One of the least of Border’s agent, Osamu Mikum and his Yuma – who is actually a Neighbor – team up to help save the world. But can natural enemies ever become friends?

Each volume of World Trigger will contain two chapters of the story. The ongoing series is also being released simultaneous to Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump. For further detail, follow the jump.

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