Fans of VIZ Media’s Bleach and Naruto mangas will be please to hear that each series will get a second major box set release in the summer of 2015.
Bleach Manga Box Set 2 will include volumes 22-48 of the hit series – at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Fans purchasing the Box Set will also receive an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the bestselling series along with a full-color, double-sided poster.
Naruto Manga Box Set 2 will include volumes 28-48. Also included: an exclusive mini-comic detailing the Naruto pilot story and a full-color, double-sided poster.
Also, due to popular demand, the first box sets of both titles will be available again beginning in January, 2015. For further details, follow the jump.
Harvey Slater is a homicide detective for the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1950s. He smokes, he drinks – and he removes ‘untouchable’ criminals in his off hours.
Throw in a blonde bombshell from his past and competition for the imprisoned Mickey Cohen’s mob and you’ve got Hit 1955. If noir’s your thing, this Harvey Award-nominated BOOM! Studios graphic novel – from writer Bryce Carlson and artist Vanessa R. Del Rey – may just be up your (back) alley.
The graphic novel collection of Hit 1955 features an introduction by American crime author Duane Swierczynski (the Charlie Hardie Trilogy) and will be in stores on December 10th. For further details, follow the jump.
If you could live forever, would you want to? And what would the cost of eternal life be, exactly?
These questions are at the heart of BOOM! Studios’ new series, Eternal – created and written by William Harms and illustrated by Giovanni Valletta. Set in a world where cloning is legal and one can, effectively, live forever by repeatedly cloning oneself. Eternal will be in shop on December 10th. For more, follow the jump.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.