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VIZ Media Launches Dark Romance Manga Series Midnight Secretary!

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Kaya Satozuka is one terrific secretary; a consummate professional. So, how will she react when she’s reassigned to the office of the company’s prickly – and hot – director when she discovers he’s a vampire?

That’s the premise of VIZ Media’s Midnight Secretary, a new manga series by Tomu Ohmi that will debut under the Shojo Beat imprint on September 3rd. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.

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VIZ Media Announces Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic!

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The odd couple of superheroes of Bild City, Tiger & Bunny have their offscreen lives revealed in VIZ Media’s new manga series Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology 2-in-1. Eighteen of Japan’s top self-published manga artists take a look at what the superheroes do in their private lives – how they stay in shape; what Saito is saying under his breath; the conundrum of being superheroes invited to a Halloween party! The collection of humorous shorts is the first of a 2-volume homage to the Tiger & Bunny manga/anime series.

Also new this month is Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, a reimagining of the classic tales One Thousand and One Nights (aka The Arabian Nights). Deep in the desert are the Dungeons, a mysterious and dangerous place where many have vanished seeking to find and plunder its hidden troves of treasure. Plucky young Aladdin aims to succeed where so many before him have failed and he just might do it – there’s more to him than meets the eye…

For more details, follow the jump to the official press releases.

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Halo Gets Ongoing Series At Dark Horse!

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There may or may not ever be a Halo movie, but Dark Horse announced an ongoing comics series, Halo: Escalation, to begin later this year. The new series, which will follow the events of the Halo 4 videogame, will be written by Halo 4 lead writer Chris Schlerg with interior art for the first three issues by Omar Francia and covers by Anthony Palumbo.

Follow the jump for more details from the official press release.

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VIZ Goes KOBO!

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VIZ Media has just begun making its digital library of manga titles available for KOBO eReaders, with 500 volumes debuting today – and a library of 1500 volumes across 130 titles coming to North America in the near future.

The launch list includes the latest volumes of blockbusters like Naruto (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Bleach (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Blue Exorcist (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), One Piece (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and Vampire Knight (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). VIZ Media has also synchronized its digital publishing schedule for future manga titles to have near-simultaneous domestic release of their print counterparts, closing the gap between print and digital manga formats. The complete library of VIZ Media manga titles is available at www.kobo.com/viz.

The official press release follows the jump.

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Comic-Con 2013: Lone Wolf and Cub Creator to Appear at Dark Horse Booth!

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Not only is Dark Horse Comics going to be publishing New Lone Wolf and Cub beginning in 2014, the company is bringing the creator of the epic manga, Kazuo Koike – who has been indicted into the Eisner Hall of Fame, to Comic-Con 2013 as part of the company’s celebration of twenty-five years of publishing manga.

For more details – including the series description of New Lone Wolf and Cub – follow the jump.

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Dark Horse Now on iTunes!

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Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase on the iBookstore, featuring over two hundred top titles, including Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City, and more. Plus, iBooks users can put Star Wars comics on their bookshelf next to all of their favorite Star Wars novels.

Check out the press release after the jump.

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BOOM! Studios Acquires Archaia!

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BOOM! Studios, one of the top publishers  of comics and graphic novels – and two-time winner of Diamond Comics Distributors’ Best Publisher Award – has acquired niche comics publisher Archaia Entertainment. The deal gives BOOM! the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney)

The move brings a substantial library of critically acclaimed titles into the BOOM! archive, including Royden Lepp’s graphic novel Rust – which, along with Archaia titles Lucid, Bolivar and Feeding Ground, has been optioned for feature film development. For more details, follow the jump to the official press release.

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6-Gun Gorilla–My Kind of Weirdness!

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Okay, sometimes a concept just makes you laugh out loud – then scares the pants off you. That was my reaction to the press release for BOOM! Studios’ 6-Gun Gorilla. It definitely sounds like my kind of weirdness.

The first issue of the six-issue mini-series will be released on June 12th. Check out the press release (following the jump) for series description and ordering info.

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Dark Horse Gets Busy at C2E2: New Hellboy GN! Powers Sculptures! Elfquest!

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It’s only Saturday and already Dark Horse Comics is burning up the internet with big news!

Firs up, a new Hellboy graphic novel, The Midnight Circus from Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo and Dave Stewart. Next, Dark Horse Deluxe has licensed rights to creating a line of products based on Powers, the procedural in a world of superpowered characters created and owned by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming – with a limited edition stature of Retro girl leading the way. And finally, Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest comes to Dark Horse in a series entitled Elfquest: The Final Quest.

Follow the jump for details from the official press releases.

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Dark Horse Plans Halo Mini For August!

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August 14th marks the next step in comics based on the popular Halo video games. On that day, Dark Horse Comics will release the first issue in the Halo: Initiation miniseries, filling in the backstory of supersoldier Sarah Palmer. The mini will be written by Brian Reed, with art by Marco Castiello.

The press release follows the jump.

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