Pizzeria Kamikaze Coming Back to Print

Pizzeria Kamikaze was a fascinating concept for a graphic novel, first issued back in 2006 by Alternative Comics. It was illustrated by Asaf Hanuka from a story by Etgar Keret. (The same story inspired a movie the same year, Wristcutters: A Love Story.) BOOM! Studios has announced that their Archaia imprint will be reissuing Pizzeria Kamikaze as a full-color hardcover with a new cover by the Eisner Award-winning Hanuka. (The previous release was black-and-white with silver highlights, which I liked […]

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A Few Good SPX Mini-Comics

Quick notes, because I have to get ready for the second day of SPX 2017, but I have had a chance to read a few comics so far. Reading comics at a convention? I know, normally there’s no time, but it was so nice, being in the same hotel as the show, to sneak away yesterday when the crowds got heaviest, go back to the room, put my feet up, and read a few things. The Eternal Rocks Amelia Onorato […]

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2017 Ignatz Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 Ignatz Awards were announced tonight at the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland. The Ignatz is a festival prize, with winners determined by voting by those who actually attended the show today. The ballot is created by a jury of five people; this year those members were Neil Brideau, Glynnis Fawkes, Sara Lautman, Trungles, and David Willis. The Ignatz Award nominees can be seen at the show website. Outstanding Story Diana’s Electric Tongue by […]

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Supergirl: The Complete Second Season

Big changes took place between Supergirl‘s first season (which aired on CBS) and the second one. With the move to the CW network came some cast changes, a new set for the DEO organization scenes, and a new direction for several of the characters. (The studio, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, provided me with a free review copy of this season set. My opinions below are mine.) Gone are evil mogul Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), love rival Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan […]

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Everyone’s Getting Married Volume 6

Everyone’s Getting Married continues as an enjoyably soapy romantic read. Since I last checked into the series by Izumi Miyazono, newscaster Ryu has been co-hosting a show with his ex, the married woman he had an affair with and who convinced him marriage is a sham and something to avoid. His girlfriend Asuka is ok with that, since she’s got her own issues. Her co-worker Kamiya continues to pursue her, since they both want to get married, and he thinks […]

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Idol Dreams Volume 4

Idol Dreams is coming back! The last installment came out (in English) just about a year ago, and volume 4 is due out November 7. (It can be ordered now through your local comic shop with Diamond code SEP17 2079.) It’s the story of a lonely, reserved office worker who magically becomes a 15-year-old celebrity to get a second chance at romance. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm for the series doesn’t seem to have returned. As I said in my review of […]

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Is This the Biggest Manga Ever? Death Note All-in-One Has Huge Page Count

Out now is the super-sized Death Note All-in-One Edition. That’s 12 volumes’ worth of manga, 2400 pages, in one binding and a matching silver slipcase. Death Note was first released in English from 2005-2007. It’s the story of a high school student who meets a shinigami, a god of death, and so anyone whose name he writes in a special notebook (the “death note”) dies. It’s written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, a team who also worked […]

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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Makes Fun of the Comic

I don’t really blame Elizabeth Marston — when you sum up the premise of Wonder Woman like that, as people have done throughout the years, it does sound a little crazy. In this clip from Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, in theaters on October 13, Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) explains his idea for a new comic to his wife (Rebecca Hall) and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), who are skeptical. The film, written and directed by Angela Robinson, […]

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