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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 […]


Viz Media Releases April Manga Socilitation Titles

Viz Media Releases April Manga Socilitation Titles

It's that time of the month again. Viz Media has released their April titles for pre-order and it's a big list. There must be something you fancy in here. Shonen Jump We Never Learn, Vol. 9 By Taishi Tsutsui  Some people are bad at cooking, but Mafuyu Kirisu is bad on a whole new level! It takes […]

Persona 5 Volume 1: A Faithful Adaptation of the Heady Role-Playing Videogame [Review]

"Persona 5" Volume 1: A Faithful Adaptation of the Heady Role-Playing Videogame [Review]

Hisato Murasaki adapted the popular videogame Persona 5 and Viz Media has brought it out in English. Popular videogames get anime and manga adaptations in Japan as part of the synergy of multimedia exposure. Japanese Role-Playing Games are especially big and unique. They're an empowerment fantasy for kids to learn to socialize, band together and finally […]



Viz Media Announces March 2020 Manga Titles

Viz Media Announces March 2020 Manga Titles

Happy New Year, Manga fans! Viz Media just released their list of titles coming out in March. Have at it! Shonen Jump Samurai 8, Vol. 1 By Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Akira Okubo Becoming a samurai seems like an impossible dream for Hachimaru, a boy who can't even survive without the help of his father. […]

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019 in Full

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

The 100 Most-Read Stories Of 2019 On Bleeding Cool

I normally wait until the New Year is a little closer. Or even been. But I'm taking the kids ice skating today, and then going to a carol service, so you'll have to behave. Here are the top 100 most-read stories on Bleeding Cool over the past year. Some may be surprising. Others less so. […]


No Longer Human: Viz Media Releases Video Interview with Horror Master Junji Ito

"No Longer Human": Viz Media Releases Video Interview with Horror Master Junji Ito

Junji Ito's full-throttle adaptation of Osamu Dazai's novel No Longer Human is one of the major comics events of the year. We ran a rave review of it recently. Now publisher Viz Media has released a video interview with Ito about his approach to adapting one of Japan's major works of literature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpPIJC45RG8Video can't be […]




All The Items Offered Today on Local Comic Shop Day 2019

All The Items Offered Today on Local Comic Shop Day 2019

Today is Local Comic Shop Day, when local comic shops (bricks and mortar only) get special deliveries of special items with variant covers, exclusive formats or early releases of certain items. See what is waiting for you in your local comic shop – if they are participating, that is. Here are a few doing even […]