Thursday, November 30, 2023

Even More Comics for Kids

It's that time of year again. One of my local mom friends was looking for graphic novel suggestions for their kid and after talking for like an hour I was like, "Hey, why don't I just publish this?" So here we are. Read on to check out some of my more recent favorite comics for kids.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Does the Original Dragon Ball Manga Hold Up?

Like many anime fans I remember watching Dragon Ball on Toonami in the early 2000s. But it wasn't until recently that I sat down and read the entire original manga from beginning to end. I loved the Dragon Ball anime when I was a kid, but never read more than the first chapter of the original manga. So I had to ask myself: Does the Dragon Ball manga still hold up?

Thursday, February 9, 2023

How Will World Trigger End?

Today marks the 10th anniversary of World Trigger's first chapter in Weekly Shonen Jump. It's a huge achievement for any comic series to run as long as World Trigger has, and that's all thanks to the dedication of an author that won't stop and fans that will are willing to see this masterpiece through to the end. But that begs the question: how exactly will it end?

Monday, August 22, 2022

Dear Publishers: Stop putting "#1" in your one-shots

Has this ever happened to you? You’re standing in your local comic shop and a new title catches your eye. You pick it up, take it home, give it a read, and very much enjoy it. A month later, the second issue isn’t in stock. You ask the owner and check online and discover the dark truth: there is no #2. The issue you read is the first and only issue in the so-called series. You go home, stare silently into the mirror, and ask yourself: "What the hell?"

Friday, August 19, 2022

More Comics For Kids

Way back in 2019 I wrote this guide recommending some comics for kids. Every now and then I'd go back and update it by expanding titles I finally read or outright removing titles that weren't comics in the first place. Well things have happened in my life and suddenly I am way more savvy when it comes to comics for kids, so here's a bunch more. 

Monday, February 14, 2022

The 2020 Reboot of Digimon Adventure and the Very Weird and Bad Title That It Has

On April 5, 2020 a new Digigmon anime series premiered. A reboot of the original series with the original art style, old fans had no reason to skip it and new fans were more than welcome to come along. But from the moment it was announced, a major problem was revealed: what the hell is this show called?

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

World Piece Ushers in a New Manga Boom

Something happened in the mid-2000s that changed the lives of many comic and anime fans in the west: Tokyopop, and later Viz Media, started releasing manga in English, in bookstores, in the original right-to-left format, and in droves. For a time, manga was new and exciting and everywhere. With the new Viz Originals imprint, that time has come again.