In the city of Ergastulum, where crime, corruption and general nastiness are the order of the day, the Handymen, Nic and Worick, take on the jobs that one else will touch. Then a cop they know asks them to step in to help take down a new gang that’s muscling into the territory of a top Mafia family. And, of course, there’s a damsel in distress…
The result is Gangsta, a new crime thriller manga from Viz Media that will be premiering on February 18th.
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According to a press release from Dark Horse Comics (read it after the jump), Stan Sakai and his family have hit a rough patch. Dark Horse has announced The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo as both a tribute to and benefit for Sakai, creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo series – in which a more or less traditional samurai saga is told using anthropomorphic characters (the titular samurai being a rabbit).
For a complete list of contributors to the oversized hardcover, again, check out the press release after the jump. I’ll just give you a few names to give you an idea of the level of excellence to be expected: Adam Hughes, Arthur Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, Geoff Darrow, Paul Gulacy, Walter Simonson. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what is – but maybe you should also check out Usagi Yojimbo. It’s one heckuva good comic.
The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo will be in stores July 23rd.
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Sometimes, you just can’t beat the press release. The tagline for VIZ Media’s Deadman Wonderland reads, ‘a student must fight to clear his name and catch a mass killer after being wrongfully sentenced to a carnival-like penitentiary where nothing is as it seems.’ If that doesn’t intrigue the heck outta you, you have no imagination whatsoever. As for me, I want it!
Volume 1 of Deadman Wonderland will debut in print and digital on February 11th. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.
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On February 4th, Goku, the greatest hero on Earth, returns in a new, over-sized, full color edition – Dragon Ball Full Color. The series will reprint the Dragon Ball saga in a larger 6 5/8” x 10 1/4” format to be published three times a year. Dragon Ball Full Color will also be available digitally.
Details follow the jump.
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Dark Horse Comics is donating their entire digital catalogue – over three thousand comics – to the Children’s Cancer Association. The company is also donating four iPads to the charity for the CCA’s use. Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.
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Even though Archaia is now an imprint of BOOM! Studios, it continues to display the adventurous spirit that it one of best indie comics publishers around. The Joyners in 3D is the first graphic novel to be published in red-blue anaglyph 3D – the 3D is not a gimmick, for all that it requires those red & blue glasses. This story of an inventor and his ‘perfect’ family in the year 2062 and how his personal failings jeopardize both an invention that could change of human history and his family turns the idyllic 1960s Jetsons-inspired vision of the future on its head.
Follow the jump to check out the press release. The Joyners in 3D will be in stores February 19th.
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BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics are teaming up to produce all-new adventures of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors – and, after the launch of the new season, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor! The creative and production teams for the new Doctor Who comics will be announced in the comic weeks and the first Titan Doctor Who comic books will appear in 2014.
Check out the press release after the jump.
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Perfect Square’s series of Ben 10 Omniverse graphic novels capture the energy and fun of the hit animated series. The second volume, Joyrides, is now available and features two very different adventures: in Down in the Dumps (story by Joel Enos, art by Albert Carreres), Ben discovers that being a superhero doesn’t automatically you respect; in the book’s lead, Joyrides (story by B. Clay Moore, art by Alan Brown), Ben’s alien are causing trouble in Undertown but Ben doesn’t remember even changing into them.
Ben 10 Omniverse: Joyrides is rated A for All Ages with a suggested list price of 7.99 U.S./9.99 Can. For more, check out the press release after the jump.
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Aron Warner won an Academy Award® as producer of Shrek. Today, Dark Horse has released a collection of his webcomic – co-written with Philip Gelatt and drawn by Brett Weldele – Pariah: Volume 1. It’s the story of a group of genetically engineered supergenius teens – called vitrios; and their exile to a decrepit satellite orbiting Earth, and their banding together to use their abilities to get home.
Following the web-to-print release of Pariah: Volume 1, an eight-issue miniseries will be released beginning next month. For more, check out the press release following the jump.
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BOOM! Studios is giving Norse mythology a heavy metal makeover in Loki: Ragnarok and Roll. Loki turns to an unexpected axe when Odin banishes him from Asgard – and sticks him on Midgard. In the underground goth clubs of Los Angeles, he discovers ‘a world of outcasts that appreciate his style.’ Written by Eric Esquivel (Freelancers) and drawn by Jerry Gaylord), Loki: Ragnarok and Roll finds the God of Mischief stepping out of the shadow of his Thunder God brother in a fresh and unexpected way.
Loki: Ragnarok and Roll will hit stands on February 19th. Check out the official press release (which includes ordering information), after the jump.
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Today, a special issue of Shonen Weekly was released with the premiere of the manga, All You Need Is Kill, to celebrate the digital magazine’s second anniversary. All You Need Is Kill is of course, the acclaimed Takeshi Obata manga that has been adapted for film as Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise.
For details, check out the press release after the jump.
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