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Spy x Family Vol. 2: the Undercover Family Comedy Gets Nuttier

Spy x Family Vol. 2: the Undercover Family Comedy Gets Nuttier

The first volume of Viz Media's Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo established the premise and tone of the series. A spy forms a fake family as cover for his new mission, unaware that his fake daughter is a telepath, and his fake wife is an assassin, and only the little girl knows all their […]

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

A spy, an assassin, and a mind-reader get together to form a family. Hilarity ensues. Spy x Family has a unique high concept premise that could only come from a mashup of family genre tropes mashed together to create something new. It's the type of high concept that desperate Hollywood screenwriters would give their fifth […]

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints Small Press &#038 Manga

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints, Small Press, & Manga

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

Moriarty the Patriot: Viz Media Unveils Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Manga

Moriarty the Patriot: Viz Media Unveils Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Manga

Viz Media announced the upcoming publication of Moriarty the Patriot Volume 1, a manga that offers not just an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but a spinoff and alternate take on the canon. Sherlock Holmes has always been popular in Japan, which has a huge and voracious readership for detective stories. Japan also has […]

Viz Media Announces Assassins Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga

Viz Media Announces Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga

Viz Media has licensed Minoji Kurata's manga Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun. The first volume is scheduled for publication on February 16th, 2021. The manga series is an adaptation of the 2.5D side-scrolling Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed: China. The character Shao Jun first appeared in the animated short film Assassin's Creed: Embers, where she traveled to […]

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre Manga &#038 Seven Secrets #1

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre, Manga, & Seven Secrets #1

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]

RWBY: The Official Manga From US Anime Series Coming From Viz Media

RWBY: The Official Manga From US Anime Series Coming From Viz Media

Viz Media is publishing RWBY: The Official Manga, an official manga adaptation of Rooster Teeth's popular American CGI anime , this time created by creators in Japan. RWBY (pronounced "Ruby") began streaming in 2013. It has since garnered a massive global fanbase whose cosplayers can be seen in every major convention across the US. Rooster […]

The Promised Neverland Manga has Unleashed Its Final Chapter

The Promised Neverland Manga has Unleashed Its Final Chapter

The final chapter of popular manga series The Promised Neverland was posted online by Viz Media on their website just this weekend. That's it—the grand finale. The entire story has been leading to this. Shueisha's (also Viz Media's parent company) Weekly Shonen Jump published the final chapter by Kaiu Shirai and Pozuka Demizu in print […]

Golgo 13 Worlds Longest-Running Hitman Manga Goes on Hiatus

Golgo 13, World's Longest-Running Hitman Manga, Goes on Hiatus

Golgo 13, the famed hitman manga by Takao Saito, is going on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time the series has suspended publication in its entire 52-year run. According to Anime News Network, the Japanese newspaper the Sankei Shimbun reported last Friday that Golgo 13 was going on hiatus in Shogakukan's Big […]

All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All major comic book publishers have pulled digital comics versions of new titles out this week, as they are still unable to publish them in print. There are exceptions for Archie's general market titles, collections already sold into the book market, and original graphic novels such as DC's Alt-Hero out today. Smaller publishers are less […]

All Comics Published This Week From Marvel DC Image and More

All Comics Published This Week From Marvel, DC, Image and More

Diamond Comic Distributors closed its doors to new product two weeks ago. This led to the biggest print comics publishers restricting their digital output as well. This was an attempt to support physical comic book stores, unable to receive print comics from Diamond. The suggestion is that continued digital publication right would cannibalise future print […]

Batman #92 Empyre #0 Lead Scheduled Releases This Week on ComiXology

Batman #92, Empyre #0 Lead Scheduled Releases This Week on ComiXology

Batman #92, Empyre #0: Avengers and Empyre #0: Fantastic Four lead the list of scheduled releases this week on Comixology. Bleeding Cool has taken a look at all the titles that the major comic book publishers still have scheduled on ComiXology for release this coming Wednesday, April 1st. While a number of publishers have pulled […]

Comprehensive Rundown of Every Comic Book Publishers Current Status

Comprehensive Rundown of Every Comic Book Publisher's Current Status

It's been a hectic month full of announcements from comic book publishers reacting to the rapidly-changing business conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic. We've been keeping you informed about current matters within the industry here at Bleeding Cool, as every comic book publisher in the business assesses how to navigate these unprecedented conditions. Here's a […]

The State of the Comics Industry Under Coronavirus &#8211 On Tuesday

The State of the Comics Industry Under Coronavirus – On Tuesday

I have been writing this article for almost twenty-four hours. Been talking to senior comic book industry figure after another. The problem is, the second I get a hold of what might actually be going on, the situation changes from under me. But everyone is agreeing that this current coronavirus pandemic, and the reaction to […]

Viz Media Releases Solicitations For June 2020 Titles

Viz Media Releases Solicitations For June 2020 Titles

Viz Media released their list of manga titles coming out in June. Hopefully you'll be able to buy these books in the current pandemic if you want any of them. Shonen Jump Spy x Family, Vol. 1 By        Tatsuya Endo Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both […]



Viz Media Releases May 2020 Manga Solicitations

Viz Media Releases May 2020 Manga Solicitations

Viz Media released their solicitations for manga coming out in May. It's a big list as ever, so get those preorders in. Shonen Jump JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 5 By Hirohiko Araki Yoshikage Kira's true identity is revealed! The serial killer lurks around Morioh, killing as he pleases and enjoying a […]

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020 Ablaze Beats IDW

Dynamite Third For Per-Capita Marketshare For January 2020, Ablaze Beats IDW

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's Monthly 'Per Capita' List.  The usual comics industry marketshare shows how much share of the overall market a comics publisher has. But the Per Capita list takes that figure and divides it by the number of new titles they publish in that month. We've already looked at publisher marketshare in the […]

Downfall: Inio Asanos Portrait of the Manga Artist As a Creepy Burnout [Review]

"Downfall": Inio Asano's Portrait of the Manga Artist As a Creepy Burnout [Review]

What happens when you're no longer the wunderkind comic creator whose bestselling manga series was the toast of the industry? That's what Downfall is about. And it's not pretty. Well, the artwork is pretty and naturalistic without exaggerated cartoon eyes and faces. That only makes it even darker and more depressing. Kaoru Fukazawa is the […]