Mariko Tamaki Archives

Crush & Lobo, Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms Win GLAAD Awards For Comics
And this year GLAAD is giving two awards for the first time, one for single comic books and one for graphic novels/anthologies. Crush & Lobo, Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms Win GLAAD Award for Comics Crush & Lobo by Mariko Tamaki, Amancay Nahuelpan, Tamra Bonvillain, Nick Filardi and Ariana Maher published by DC Comics won the GLAAD Media Award[...]
Texas Asks if V For Vendetta & Y The Last Man are in School Libraries
But he has demanded answers by the 12th of November, noting that a number of Texas school districts of late "have removed books from libraries and/or classrooms after receiving objections from students, parents, and taxpayers." These include (and why this story is running on Bleeding Cool) graphic novels such as V for Vendetta by Alan Moore[...]
Mariko Tamaki's Surely Books Adds New Titles For 2022 and 2023
Two years ago, Abrams ComicArts announced Surely Books as an LGBTQ+ focused imprint of graphic novels, curated by Batman writer Mariko Tamaki. The pandemic slowed things down a touch, but its first book, Lifetime Passes by writer Terry Blas and artist Claudia Aguirre, the story of a bunch of teenagers who hatch a scheme feigning to help[...]
DC Comics December 2021 Solicitations Frankensteined
Following Fear State in the Batbooks from January, is a new 12-week event, Shadows Of The Bat, showrun by Mariko Tamaki alongside artists Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Max Rayno, Amancay Nahuelpan, and Jordie Bellaire. Each of the twelve issues across a number of Batbooks will also include feature back-up stories by Matthew Rosenberg and Fernando Blanco ,[...]
Marvel Announce Marvel's Voices: Pride #1
For more information, visit Marvel.com. MARVEL'S VOICES: PRIDE #1 Written by KIERON GILLEN, ALLAN HEINBERG, ANTHONY OLIVEIRA, STEVE ORLANDO, TINI HOWARD, LEAH WILLIAMS, MARIKO TAMAKI, TERRY BLAS, CRYSTAL FRASIER, VITA AYALA, J.J KIRBY, LUCIANO VECCHIO & MORE! Art by JAVIER GARRÓN, JIM CHEUNG, KRIS ANKA, JEN HICKMAN, PAULINA GANUCHEAU, JETHRO MORALES, BRITNEY WILLIAMS, J.J[...]
The cover to Crush and Lobo #1 by Kris Anka
Mariko Tamaki will write the series with art by Amancay Nahuelpan and colors by Tamra Bonvillain The series will run from June to January and will kick off Pride Month with a June 1st release date for the first issue. The cover to Crush and Lobo #1 by Kris Anka From a press release on DC Comics'[...]
I Am Not Starfire
The upcoming DC Comics YA graphic novel I Am Not Starfire by Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani got a lot of attention last year, a lot of it negative from people who would never have bought it But it has been consistently been putting on the preorders And now we get a look inside the[...]
Thoughts On Overwatch: Tracer-London Calling 1 of 5
I used to play quite a bit of Overwatch when it first came out and was excited to see the team of Mariko Tamaki and Babs Tarr on an Overwatch comic Therefore, I figured it'd be worth taking a look at what the team came up with. Overwatch: Tracer-London Calling 1 of 5 cover Credit: Image Forgive[...]
Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru Create Thor & Loki: Double Trouble
Last year, novelist and comic book writer Mariko Tamaki teamed up with the Harvey Award-winning art team Gurihiru to produce Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble Since then, Mariko won Best Writer at the Eisner Awards for Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, with I, Am Not Starfire on the way And now they are working together on[...]
Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora on Detective Comics #1034 From March 2021
Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora will be the creators on Detective Comics from #1034 in March, after their two-issue stint on Future State: The Dark Detective in January and February They both also created a story for Detective Comics #2017 featuring Detective Nakano, who looks to be a foil for Batman both in Future State[...]
Auto Draft
Written by Mariko Tamaki and drawn by Yoshi Yoshitani, we now have a date, a description and a cover August 10th 2021… and a better idea of who this person who is not Starfire might be…Mandy,  Starfire's daughter, who appears to be a bit of a goth rebel. From New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki[...]
Shadow Service #2 Review:
Credit: BOOM! Studios Everything that made the first three issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow great continues here, with this slice-of-life style script from Mariko Tamaki Even as it begins to ramp up with a bit of supernatural action, in the end, there is a quiet, purposeful, intellectual approach to it all that is befitting to Willow[...]
DC Previews Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin's Wonder Woman #759
Mariko Tamaki was due to take over Wonder Woman as the new ongoing writer in June… that's now July, because of the shutdown, with Mikel Janin on Wonder Woman #759 Now it's heading to FOC this weekend, DC Comics want to let you have a look at a few of the pages alongside covers by[...]
Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janín Join Wonder Woman Ongoing, Bring Back Maxwell Lord
Mariko Tamaki, best known for her graphic novels Skim, Emiko Superstar, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, the Eisner-Award winning This One Summer, and for several prose works such as  Cover Me, She has also written comics with other people's characters including Hulk, Supergirl: Being Super, Lumberjanes and Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass. And she is adding[...]
X-23 #3 cover by Mike Choi and Jesus Aburtov
Mariko Tamaki still writes a compelling X-23, and Juann Cabal's artwork is gorgeous. X-23 #3 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard The chase scene owes much of its intensity to the art of Cabal He is very skilled at depicting action sequences, and the comic derides much of its overall quality from that fact His clean[...]
X-23 #2 cover by Mike Choi and Jesus Aburtov
Also, Jonathan is amazing, but he needs to get back to talking with Rocket Raccoon's speech device. Mariko Tamaki is already on the way to surpassing the brilliance of All-New Wolverine, and I hope the book keeps down this path. X-23 #2 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard Juann Cabal, who worked many issues of All-New Wolverine,[...]
X-23 #1 cover by Mike Choi
Plus, geneticists are still trying to steal the genetic material of a Wolverine. Mariko Tamaki shows she understands one of the main things that made Tom Taylor's All-New Wolverine so great: the interplay between Laura and Gabby These two have great chemistry, and their sisterhood is one of the cutest damn things in comics. The main plot[...]
Humanoids Announces New Imprint, 'Life Drawn'
In this sumptuously beautiful and important graphic novel, you will intimately bear witness to what so few in the world have been privy to." Luisa: Now and Then by Carole Maurel, Adapted by‎ Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) Publication date: June 20, 2018; ISBN: 978-1594656439; 272 Pages; $29.95 A queer transformative tale about self-acceptance and sexuality, written and[...]
X-23 cover july 2018
But we're still sad to see it go. Don't think of it as losing an All-New Wolverine, however! Instead, think of it as gaining an X-23! In July, Laura Kinney is getting both a name change and a new #1 issue as Mariko Tamaki, Jaunn Cabal, and Nolan Woodard launch X-23 #1. "I am so psyched to[...]
She-Hulk #163 cover by Rahzzah
After the emotionally intense and heavy series from Mariko Tamaki, it's nice to have an uplifting finale that insinuates that She-Hulk's life is looking up. It is a text-heavy issue, with much of the comic consisting of banter between Jen and Patsy, but it's quick and entertaining dialogue Plus, it allows the comic to close out[...]
she-hulk
Writer Mariko Tamaki appears to have confirmed that She-Hulk is amongst the casualties of Marvel's March solicitation bloodbath, which has so far also seen Hawkeye, Gwenpool, Luke Cage, Iceman, Jean Grey, and Generation X canceled, with America probably gone as well, though no one has officially confirmed that one yet Defenders also seems to be ending,[...]
She-Hulk #159 art by Mike Deodato Jr. and Marcelo Maiolo
and Marcelo Maiolo Mariko Tamaki's tenure on Hulk/She-Hulk has definitely brought the comic a more slice-of-life feel than previous iterations of the Jen Walters' comic book As such, it tends to have a slower pace and more character-focused than other comics from Marvel I can often groove on that, with Dennis Hopeless' Spider Woman, Matt Fraction's[...]
It Gets Geekier And The Importance Of LGBTQ Representation
Hosted by Bryan Pittard of Flame On! Podcast with a panel including Sina Grace, Kris Anka, Mariko Tamaki, Megan Townsend of GLAAD and Marc Andreyko. Yehl introduced Pittard to host the panel, and after introductions starts the conversation with Yehl about coming out in the media Yehl discussed living in a conservative family and working in[...]