Rocketship Entertainment will appear at both Los Angeles Comic Con and at ThetaCon on Friday, December 2nd. They’ll be at Los Angeles Comic Con December 2-4, 2022 at the Los Angeles Convention Center while Rob Feldman and Jon Heder will be discussing the animated adaptation of Feldman’s Ringo nominated comic Cyko KO during ThetaCon at the Le Meridien Hotel in Dania Beach, Florida.
It will be Black Friday all weekend at the Rocketship Way Station (booth #208) at Los Angeles Comic Con on the main show floor where fans can pick up graphic novels, games, and merchandise from their favorite Rocketship titles with sales throughout the weekend!
At the booth, Eisner and Ringo nominee Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play, Dragon King Oath) and New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart and Brain) will both be doing signings each day of the convention. Let’s Play fans will get free bookmarks and an exclusive new print “BOWS” at signings with Leeanne M. Krecic, and Nick Seluk will be doing free sketches of your favorite characters from Larsthe Awkward Yeti and Heart & Brain. On Saturday and Sunday, Rocketship CEO Tom Akel (Stan Lee’s Backchannel) and artist Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond, Stan Lee’s Genesis) will be signing prints from the upcoming Stan Lee’s Genesis tabletop game, and Ryan Benjamin will be doing live art of characters from the game.
Also, Rocketship Entertainment will be hosting the panel Knowing Your Worth – Creators Taking the Reins of Their IP.
Knowing Your Worth – Creators Taking the Reins of Their IP
Sunday Dec 4 from 10- 11, Room 304 ABC
2022 has been a referendum on fair terms for comic creators. Everything from work life balance and compensation to control of creator’s intellectual property and how their work is marketed have come to the forefront of industry conversations. With the explosion of digital comics platforms and crowdfunding, hear from creator’s who are taking control of their own destinies and what creators who have never been published before should be looking for in their contracts and representation. Join a panel of creators including Einser and Ringo nominee Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play, Dragon King Oath), New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Heart & Brain, Lars the Awkward Yeti), and Eisner nominee Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond, Stan Lee’s Genesis) along with attorney Matt Sugarman of Weintraub Tobin and Rocketship Entertainment CEO and creator Tom Akel. Moderated by ReedPop Deputy Editor Tiffany Babb.
In addition to appearing at Los Angeles Comic Con, Rocketship Entertainment will also be represented at ThetaCon in Dania Beach, Florida when Ringo nominee Rob Feldman takes the stage with actor and producer Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) for a panel on the Web3 animated adaptation of the hit webcomic Cyko KO.
The series is described as:
SuperEarth’s greatest hero is here! Cyko KO is the fourth-wall breakin’, pinball-addicted, cereal eatin’, motorcycle-ridin’ hero you’ve been waiting for! Follow Cyko KO, his sidekick Peachy Keen and their pet Meemop, as he protects the colonies of SuperEarth from giant monsters and crazy characters in this Saturday morning cartoon-inspired, all ages title.
Cyko KO premiered as the first WEBTOON Originals “FX” series in the United States in 2015. It later went to print and received a Ringo Award Nomination in 2018 for Best Kids Graphic Novel.
Now, Rob Feldman and Rocketship are producing the animated adaptation of his series with Replay and Verified Labs, and it is the first animated series ever to be funded on the Theta blockchain and distributed on Rewarded TV. He will be discussing the series with its star Jon Heder during the panel Cyko KO Animated Series Discussion w/ Rob Feldman, Replay & Verified Labs.
Cyko KO Animated Series Discussion w/ Rob Feldman, Replay & Verified Labs
Friday, December 2 from 5:15 – 6:15, Aqua Vista Ballroom
Join host Wes Sherwin as he sits down with creator Rob Feldman, streaming platform Replay and Tigon’s Verified Labs with special guest Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as they discuss the groundbreaking Web3 animated series “Cyko KO” slated to debut next year on Rewarded TV!
Crunchyroll has wrangled up the most wanted panels and premieres for Anime Frontier this December 2nd – 4th. Fans can check out the World Premiere of Revenger,as well as get a headstart on the simulcast winter season with early looks at The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague!, The Fruit of Evolution Season 2, and more!
Additionally, the Crunchyroll Industry Panel will be in town to announce the latest and greatest coming to Crunchyroll.
CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND #1
Friday, December 2 | 7:30PM – 9:00PM Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 2
Be the first to see new 2023 simulcast series before it streams! See the first episode of Yuri Is My Job!, Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire, and the first two episodes of The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague! (Subbed only)
CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL
Saturday, December 3 | 12:45PM – 1:45PM Fort Worth Convention Center – Main Stage
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!
CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND #2
Saturday, December 3 | 5:00PM – 6:30PM Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 2
Be the first to see new 2023 simulcast series before it streams! See the first episode of AYAKA, Fruit of Evolution Season 2, the world premiere of Revenger and more! (Subbed only)
FREE! THE FINAL STROKE PART 1
Sunday, December 4 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 3
Haruna Nanase’s new stage is Sydney, the place of his dreams that he once visited. Here he must not only face the champion Albert Volandel but also his own personal motives and what he swims for. Their passionate struggle against the water begins here!
CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND #3
Sunday, December 4 | 12:30PM – 2:00PM Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 2
Be the first to see new 2023 simulcast series before it streams! See the first four episodes of Kaina of the Great Snow Sea! (Subbed only)
FREE! THE FINAL STROKE PART 1 (ENCORE SCREENING)
Sunday, December 4 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 3
Haruna Nanase’s new stage is Sydney, the place of his dreams that he once visited. Here he must not only face the champion Albert Volandel but also his own personal motives and what he swims for. Their passionate struggle against the water begins here!
The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Retailer Selection Committee has selected forty-four comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event to take place on Saturday, May 6, at participating comic shops worldwide.
A committee of comic shop retailers chose forty-four titles to be available on Free Comic Book Day: thirteen Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-one Silver Sponsor comics that give fans an opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year’s selection of Silver Sponsor comics includes beloved franchises such as Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animal Crossing, Smurfs, and Street Fighter. Other notable Silver Sponsor titles are available from ABLAZE, First Second Books, Rebellion, TOKYOPOP, and more.
The complete listing of all forty-four FCBD titles, including the thirteen Gold Sponsor and thirty-one Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found in the December issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWScatalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 23.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: GOLD COMICS
AfterShock Comics | SEISMIC STORIES
Get a first look at the all new original graphic novel that explores what happens when a ragtag group of teens accidentally release an unknown darkness from an abandoned house.
Archie Comics | ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS: THE CURSED LIBRARY
This Free Comic Book Day special aims to get to the bottom of why and how Riverdale has been such a hotbed of cruel monsters, unusual events, and terrifying tales.
BOOM! Studios | RANGER ACADEMY
This bold new take on the Power Rangers mythology is the start of an epic saga perfect for longtime Rangers fans and new readers!
Dark Horse Comics | THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY/ THE WITCHER
In The Umbrella Academy, the superpowered siblings must stave off a universe-shattering cosmic horror. In The Witcher, Geralt set outs to uncover why women are turning into frogs.
Dynamite Entertainment | RED SONJA: SHE-DEVIL WITH A SWORD #0
Dynamite is celebrating Red Sonja’s landmark 50th anniversary on Free Comic Book Day with an exclusive, brand new Red Sonja adventure.
Graphix | DOG MAN AND THE LEAGUE OF MISFITS
Celebrate 25 ½ years of all ages hijinks with Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters Dog Man, Captain Underpants, Petey the Cat, and more!
IDW Publishing | STAR TREK
This Free Comic Book Day special serves as the exclusive prelude to IDW’s very first Star Trek summer crossover event.
Image Comics | FISHFLIES #1
The newest series from Eisner Award-winning creator Jeff Lemire. When a child running away from home befriends a monster, she sets off a chain of strange events and bad omens.
Kodansha Comics | ALL AGES GOLD SAMPLER
Get a sneak preview of the manga adaptation of a worldwide Netflix hit, which will be announced at AnimeNYC, plus a back up story of the adorable, all-ages manga, Lovely Muco!
Marvel | AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM
With the dangerous Meridius readying for war, the stage is set for catastrophe, and this year’s Free Comic Book Day will mark the beginning and end of the symbiotes.
Marvel | AVENGERS/ X-MEN
This issue features a pair of all-new stories that set the stage for the next evolution in mutant adventures, Fall of X. It also introduces an uncanny new lineup for a new team book launching next year.
Titan Comics | CONAN THE BARBARIAN
This Free Comic Book Day special focuses on a young Conan, as he dreams of a life of adventures and envisions all of the future journeys that he will eventually encounter throughout his fabled career.
VIZ Media | CHOUJIN X/ ROOSTER FIGHTER
In Choujin X, two inseparable best friends are attacked by a superhuman mutant, leaving one of them to transform into a Choujin. In Rooster Fighter, a determined rooster fights to save humanity from roaming monsters.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: SILVER COMICS
ABLAZE | ANIMAL CASTLE FCBD EDITION
Action Lab | PRINCELESS
American Mythology Productions | TOM HOLLAND’S FRIGHT NIGHT
Arcana Comics | KOTTO KOTORRA
BOOM! Studios | MECH CADETS FCBD SPECIAL
Dark Horse Comics | STAR WARS/ AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER
Dial Books | MEXIKID
Dynamite Entertainment | MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
Fantagraphics Books | THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS
First Second Books | INVESTIGATORS: ALL TIDE UP
Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS
Graphix | BABY-SITTERS LITTLE SISTER: KAREN’S HAIRCUT
IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TUTRLES
Image Comics | THE SACRIFICERS #1 FCBD 2023 PREVIEW EDITION
Kodansha Comics | SHAMAN KING FLOWERS & WELCOME TO DEMON SCHOOL IRUMA-KUN
Lev Gleason Publications – Comichouse | CRIMEBUSTER SEASON 1 ISSUE 1
Marvel Comics | MARVEL VOICES #1
Marvel Comics | SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS #1
Oni Press | PUNCH UP! PREVIEW
OPUS Comics | FRAZETTAVERSE #0
Papercutz | SMURFS 65TH ANNIVERSARY FCBD SPECIAL
Random House Children’s Books | SWEET VALLEY TWINS: TEACHER’S PET
Rebellion | 2000 AD REGENED PRESENTS: THE BEST COMIC EVER
Ten Speed Press | I AM STAN
Titan Comics | RUNESCAPE: UNTOLD TALES OF THE GOD WARS
TOKYOPOP | THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE BATTLE FOR PUMPKIN KING #1
UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER 6 #0
Valiant Entertainment | SHADOWMAN DARK LEGACY FCBD SPECIAL
Next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will take place at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 8-10, 2023. In advance of the holiday season (and in response to numerous inquiries from fans!), tickets for the show are now on sale. Get that special someone a unique gift this holiday season.
Tickets currently available include:
As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!
* VIP ticket holders receive the following package items and benefits:
Exclusive early admission to all 3 days of the show
2023 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Convention T-Shirt (size subject to availability)
2023 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook with a VIP Exclusive Cover
First announced at Anime NYC 2022, Kodansha USA reveals a slate of new print licenses including all-new series, premium editions, box sets, and more, all set to debut Fall 2023. Take a look below for the full list of the amazing manga coming in the next year.
All of Kodansha’s Fall 2023 print titles will be available to purchase at local and online book vendors like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and more!
FALL 2023 NEW PRINT LICENSES:
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir
By Koma Warita Illustrated by Riku Tsuchida Created by ZAG with Toei Animation
Return to Paris with Marinette and Adrian in the manga of the beloved animated series, now streaming on Netflix!
Marinette is your typical high school student. She’s cheery, a bit awkward, and a little clumsy. But what’s not so typical is, she can transform into a superhero! Disguised as the confident Ladybug, Marinette protects the streets of Paris alongside fellow superhero Cat Noir–who, unbeknownst to Marinette, is Marinette’s classmate Adrian. Not only are Marinette and Adrian unaware of each other’s secret identities, they’re also criss-crossed crushes–Marinette has a crush on Adrian, while Chat Noir has a crush on Ladybug! As if being a teenager and a crime fighting superhero wasn’t enough!
I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I’ll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World!
Manga by Ichiho Katsura Story by Fukada Sametaro Character Design by Miwabe Sakura
What does a young noblewoman freshly betrayed by her betrothed need most? A crash course in everything naughty! And who better to teach her than the feared hermit sorcerer who for some reason can’t help but pamper her to no end?
Tokyo, 2048. Japan is now connected to the entire northern hemisphere by the Eurasian Railroad, and all manner of crime and vice pour into the megalopolis at its eastern terminus. Little do the people know that inhuman beings live among us, however–robots with high-level AI, who will kill to survive. Only one ‘man’ can stop them –their prototype: ORIGIN.
By Tina Yamashina
“Looking for love, but afraid you’ll never find it?” Come Live at the Love House! Six strangers, one house, one shared goal: love. What could go wrong?
The Girl Who Became a Fish (Maiden’s Bookshelf)
By Osamu Dazai Illustrated by Nekosuke
Suwa, a charcoal burner’s daughter, lives together with her father in a small village at a foot of a mountain so remote it doesn’t even appear on maps. Slowly she comes to realize the dark futility of her life, leading to a strange and elliptical transformation… Dazai depicts the adolescent awakening to death and the desire to escape through this quiet and ominous tale.
Spring Comes Riding in a Carriage (Maiden’s Bookshelf)
By Riichi Yokomitsu Illustrated by Atsuki Ito
A more intimate and romantic entry in the Maiden’s Bookshelf series, this tale of doomed romance brings together the so-called “God of Literature” with the gorgeous artwork of Atsuki Ito, author of A Love-Letter in 26 Characters.
The Darwin Incident
By Shun Umezawa
Created in a biological science lab, Charlie is a half human, half chimpanzee hybrid known as a “Humanzee.”
Raised by his adoptive human parents, Charlie is now 15 and starting high school. There he meets Lucy, a clever loner who becomes his first-ever friend.
But his “normal” life is shattered when the animal rights extremists who freed his mother from the lab fifteen years ago reemerge as terrorists bent on kidnapping Charlie at all costs.
The Moon on a Rainy Night
This highly-anticipated yuri romance about a high school girl entranced by her intelligent, enigmatic, hearing-impaired classmate is a must-read for fans of Bloom Into You and Whisper Me a Love Song.
One day, while rushing to a piano lesson, a girl named Saki collides with someone on the street. As Saki collects herself, the stranger picks up the sheet music Saki dropped, hands it to Saki together with a band-aid, and continues on her way—all without saying a word. Saki is left wondering about the identity of the tall, lovely stranger, only to discover the next day that she is one of her classmates at her new high school. The girl’s name is Kanon, and though she is hearing impaired, she refuses any kind of support or “special treatment” from her teachers or classmates. Over the course of the year, Saki slowly grows closer to Kanon and begins to chip away at her cold exterior.
My Ultramarine Sky
By Nagisa Furuya
From the creator of My Summer of You comes a BL high school romance about two friends who’ve always been in the same class, but when a new school year separates them, they realize that their feelings for each other might run deeper than friendship…
From their first year of middle school to their second year of high school, Kai and Ren have not only always been in the same class—they’ve also always sat next to each other. But in their last year of high school, the boys are assigned to two separate classes, and with each passing day, Kai feels as if he’s slipping further and further away from Ren… One day, when Kai finds Ren sleeping in a classroom after school, he whispers the feelings that he can’t bring himself to say out loud…and Ren hears him. Will Kai’s confession push them further and further apart, or will it be the spark that brings them back to each other?
The Summer With You: The Sequel (My Summer of You Vol. 3)
By Nagisa Furuya
Chiharu and Wataru return in this cinematic sequel to Nagisa Furuya’s beloved summer romance boys’ love series!
Their first memorable summer was in high school, followed by their first summer together as college students… Now, Wataru and Chiharu are in their second year of college, and the two boys can’t wait to spend another summer together. Now back from his study abroad program, Chiharu is ecstatic to see Wataru for the first time in two months, and Wataru’s thankful that they’ll have more time to spend with each other, without also having to balance work and school. One of their plans has the two return to the cinema for a movie date to celebrate Wataru’s 20th birthday, but what other memories will the summer have in store for them?
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Super Morning Star
By Kara Aomiya
When a classmate finds out he’s secretly a sentai star, Kaido’s precious life as a regular high schooler is in danger of being stolen—and so’s his heart, in this BL rom-com for fans of Hitorijime My Hero!
At high school, Kaido seems to be a scary delinquent, but he’s leading a second life—as the star of a sentai superhero live show! When sentai superfan classmate Honda discovers Kaido’s secret, Kaido will stop at nothing to make sure it doesn’t get out, but despite himself, the charismatic performer finds himself falling for his biggest fan…
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Ogami-san Can’t Keep It In
By Yu Yoshidamaru
Fantasies run wild as thirsty high school girl Ogami-san must learn to keep her thoughts—and hands—to herself, in this raunchy coming-of-age romcom with a bizarre, blabbermouth twist!
Ogami-san has been keeping a dirty little secret from her peers at school—puberty has emptied her mind of everything but perverted fantasies! For the sake of leading an ordinary school life, she pulls out all the stops to keep her mental wild side under wraps. But when she literally reaches a hand out to Yaginuma-kun, a cute but mysterious boy in her class, her innermost thoughts just come spilling out! All she wants is to get to know him (and his body) better, but she can’t do that without the risk of exposing her true self. What’s a girl to do?!
Rated: Older Teen 16+
My Lovesick Life as a ’90s Otaku
By Nico Nicholson
Relive 1990s otaku culture with this sentimental and comical reflection of a teen’s path to self-acceptance. This nostalgic coming-of-age story is perfect for fans of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku!
Otaku culture has finally become mainstream, and Megumi can’t quite get used to it. Divorced, with a teen daughter, Megumi thinks fondly back to her days as an anime and manga otaku—in 1995. That year, she transferred to a new school and decided to start fresh by hiding her otaku interests. She found herself taken under the wing of a basketball ace named Masamune, who’s got a kind heart and looks just like one of her favorite characters. But, though Megumi catches a whiff of destiny in the air, she’s crushed to learn that Masamune detests otaku…
Rated: Teen 13+
How I Met My Soulmate
From the creator of Waiting for Spring comes a meditation on just what destiny means, and whether “the one” is really out there.
Yuki is a 20-year-old college sophomore who has wished for one thing since moving to Tokyo: to find her soulmate. Growing a bit desperate after a long drought, she goes along with a friend to a club for the first time. Her friend thrives, but it’s chaotic and loud…just not Yuki’s scene. Just when Yuki begins to despair that she’ll ever find a real, adult relationship, she meets Iori, a man with bleached hair and a slightly scary demeanor…but first impressions don’t always tell the whole story. Could destiny still have more cards to play?
Rated: Teen 13+
King in Limbo
By Ai Tanaka
From the creator of Apple Children of Aeon comes a gripping, six-volume thriller manga about trauma, healing, friendship, and a global conspiracy to keep people sick. A must for fans of suspenseful, complex manga like Naoki Urasawa’s Monster and The Promised Neverland.
It’s been eight years since the pandemic in which a deadly sleeping sickness claimed millions of lives. After a serious injury cost him a leg (and, nearly, his life), Petty Officer Adam Garfield retires from active service in the U.S. Navy. But his plan to focus on his family and physical therapy is shattered when he receives secret word that the sleeping sickness has returned, and it’s his job to bring back the mysterious man who helped cure it by diving into people’s memories—a man known by the codename “King.”
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen
By Hiromi Sato Based on Witch Hat Atelier created by Kamome Shirahama
The tasty spinoff to the acclaimed magical saga Witch Hat Atelier follows two fan-favorite characters in their after-hours culinary adventures.
The only time adults have to themselves is after the Sun goes down and the kids are in bed—that’s just as true in the magical world! During the day, the atelier bustles with the cries and magical misfires of little witches learning how to cast spells and get along. But nighttime is Qifrey and Olruggio’s time, to laze in the kitchen, cook, eat, and chat.
Rated: Teen 13+
FALL 2023 PREMIUM EDITIONS, BOX SETS, NEW-TO-PRINT, & MORE:
Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition
By Makoto Yukimura
Amid the chaos of the Viking war for dominance over England, a boy has everything taken from him and vows revenge. But violent dreams bring no peace… The violent and complex action epic that inspired the hit anime returns, in premium, 3-in-1, collector’s hardcovers!
As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Blue Period Manga Box Set 1
By Tsubasa Yamaguchi
The first six volumes of the coming-of-age art manga that inspired the hit Netflix anime in a handsome box set, plus a bonus booklet packed with exclusive art and other goodies!
Popular guy Yatora realizes he’s just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…
2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize Winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection, Texas Library Association, Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List unanimous selection
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Cells at Work! Omnibus
By Akane Shimizu
The exciting, hilarious, and surprisingly educational manga that delves inside the human body returns in two oversized, 3-in-1 omnibus volumes!
Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone… she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! This fun and imaginative manga inspired a world of spinoffs and a smash-hit anime adaptation.
Rated: Teen 13+
Magic Knight Rayearth (Paperback)
CLAMP’s masterwork Magic Knight Rayearth—now in paperback! The original girl-powered isekai adventure—perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and She-Ra—brings the updated translation and lettering of the hardcover box sets to a more accessible format.
While on a field trip to Tokyo Tower, three teenage girls cross a magical portal and are transported to another world called Cefiro. The Princess Emeraude summoned them with the last vestiges of her remaining strength, believing the trio will become the magic knights prophesied by legend to save the realm!
By Satoru Nii
Welcome to Furin, where the strongest survive…to protect the weak! A different kind of delinquent manga perfect for fans of Tokyo Revengers.
Haruka Sakura wants nothing to do with weaklings—he’s only interested in the strongest of the strong. He’s just started at Furin High School, a school of degenerates known only for their brawling strength—strength they use to protect their town from anyone who wishes it ill. But Haruka’s not interested in being a hero or being part of any sort of team—he just wants to fight his way to the top!
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister
By Marcey Naito
One self-made med student, three shrine maidens, and one devious marriage plot. If you loved The Quintessential Quintuplets, you’ve found your new obsession!
Uryu Kamihate has had a rough start to life, but plans to forget it all by achieving his dream—matriculating into medical school. But when he arrives at his new foster home, a working shrine, his dream of a quiet place to study goes up in smoke. Not only will he be living with the three beautiful, lively Amagami sisters—but he learns that he must marry one of them and take over the temple!
Rated: Older Teen 16+
Nina the Starry Bride
Nina was plucked off the street purely because she resembled a dead priestess—but is this a lucky break, or a new kind of curse? Gripping palace intrigue and romance in the vein of Yona of the Dawn and The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight…and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another…?
Rated: Older Teen 16+
She’s My Knight
A role-reversal romance perfect for fans of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie!
Haruma Ichinose, 17, has been popular since he was born. So popular, in fact, that he figured no one could even come close…until he met Yuki Mogami. She’s tall, cool, collected, and totally makes him crazy. He may just be in love…but can he deal with falling for someone even more dashing than himself?
Join Charlie Stickney, celebrated author, owner and creator of White Ash Comics, White Ash co-creator and artist Conor Hughes, and beloved comic artist Liana Kangas at Los Angeles Comic Con 2022 (Dec. 2-4), booth #614!
White Ash Comics founded by Charlie Stickney, the former Co-Publisher of Scout Comics, is the omniverse of White Ash, including titles such as Glarien and The Game. White Ash Comics is built by Charlie Stickney’s creative tales, its social media fanbase and through exemplary funding on Kickstarter, including fan-favorite, Glarien #1, which was one of the largest single-issue Kickstarters of all-time!
Glarien tells the tale of two women and the different paths they take to overcome life-altering tragedies. Jumping from the elf realm of ancient Alfheim to the gritty streets of New York City circa 1971, two seemingly-unrelated tales will slowly weave together to reveal a critical piece of White Ash’s complicated past.
Liana Kangas’ Glarien: Tavern Screams LACC exclusive is limited to 100 copies, and features interior art by Anna Morozova!
LACC Exclusive Panels
Where’s the Front Door? Getting Started in Comics Comics/screenwriters David Avallone and Rylend Grant, cohosts of the award-winning Writers Block podcast, discuss the many ways to get started in comics, and the comics industry, with a diverse panel of their colleagues.
Panelists: Charlie Stickney, Chuck Patton, Jody Hauser
Day: Saturday, Dec. 3rd Time: 12:00 PM Room: 402B
Do I REALLY need a publisher?
A spirited discussion between creators who have had success through traditional publishing and those who have gone it on their own by taking the self-publishing route. Is looking at traditional publishing really the best path for a new creator to take? And what are established creators missing out on by exclusively relying on publishers to put out their content. Moderated by Charlie Stickney.
Panelists: David Pepose (Savage Avengers, Fantastic Four), Barbara Dillion (Fanbase Press), Kelly Sue Milano (Hex 11) and David Avallone (Elvira, Drawing Blood)
At the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime NYC 2022, Ize Press, the newly formed Korean-content imprint responsible for the print publication of Villains Are Destined to Die and The World After the Fall, revealed two physical releases of popular Korean webcomics: The Horizon and A Business Proposal. The Horizon is a dramatic postapocalyptic tale from JH, the creator of The Boxer. A Business Proposal is a romantic comedy that stands out as one of the most read series on Tapas, which reached mainstream heights following the February 2022 release of the Korean live-action television series. Both print releases are set to debut in Q2 2023.
A world where everything has been lost. A boy and a girl alone together. A spark of hope kindled between them. All they can do is move forward. But against broken adults and devastating despair, how long will they be able to keep going…? Find out in this poignant tale from JH, author of the acclaimed Korean comic The Boxer.
A Business Proposal
Art by NARAK Adapted by Guava Farm and Perilla Original Story by Haehwa
After being worked to the bone at her office job, getting introduced to her longtime crush’s new girlfriend, and dealing with her family’s debt hanging over her head, Hari Shin’s life seems to have hit rock bottom. Luckily, her friend Youngseo has a business proposal for her: go to an arranged date in her stead and Hari will receive a hefty compensation. Things grow complicated, however, when it turns out that the other party is Hari’s new CEO—and he’s dead set on marrying whoever shows up to the date!
Yen Press held a panel at Anime NYC 2022, at which they announced over two dozen new acquisitions. This 2023 lineup includes new manga (Handyman Saito in Another World; A Reincarnated Witch Spells Doom; Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree; Appare-Ranman!; I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World;Magical Girl Incident; Manner of Death; Higurashi When They Cry: GOU; Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night; What This World Is Made Of; Yokohama Station SF; Puella Magi Suzune Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition; Me and My Beast Boss; My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress; Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese; The Essence of Being a Muse), light novels (A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus Edition; How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try; Even if These Tears Disappear Tonight; Maiden of the Needle; My Summoned Beast Is Dead; Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture; Yami-hara; The Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna’s Journey), manhwa (Bloody Sweet), a box set (Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall), and a collection of sketches from fan-favorite creator Kaoru Mori (Scribbles).
Among the many titles announced, highlights include deluxe repackagings of the fan-favorite light novel series A Certain Magical Index and manga series Toilet-bound Hanako-kun. Additionally, the Anime NYC slate of announcements included new releases from beloved creators with works previously published by Yen Press, such as Scribbles by A Bride’s Story creator Kaoru Mori and Bloody Sweet by Maximum Ride: The Manga artist NaRae Lee.
Puella Magi Suzune Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition
By Magica Quartet Art by GAN
Read this defiant story set in the world of Madoka Magica in one complete omnibus! Suzune Amano lives an extraordinarily normal life as a middle school student by day and…magical-girl assassin by night?! When a group of four magical girls begins investigating the serial murders in their city, they soon find themselves Suzune’s next targets! But what motivates Suzune to hunt both witches and magical girls alike?
Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night
Story by Reki Kawahara Art by Puyocha Character Design by abec
Nearly two months have passed since Kirito and Asuna found themselves trapped in the world of Aincrad. Now, they’re making their way through the ruins-themed fifth floor, where all sorts of undead monsters—and player-killers—lurk in the shadows! The story of Sword Art Online continues in this brand-new series!
Yokohama Station SF
Story by Yuba Isukari Art by Gonbe Shinkawa Character Design by Tatsuyuki Tanaka
All Hiroto has ever known is a life on a tiny coastal speck of Japan. Much of the country has been swallowed by Yokohama Station, a mysterious, ever-growing series of buildings that’s been around for as long as anyone can remember. The few who live outside its many entrances have never seen Inside and know only rumors and legends of the station’s interior. That all changes when Hiroto is given an 18 Ticket, a mysterious item that lets him enter the massive complex for five days. The young man has always sought a purpose, but the one he finds may not be the sort he’d hoped for…
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese
Original Story by Fujino Omori Art by Yu Shiomura Original Concept by Danmachi4 Project
Hestia Familia is back in an all-new adventure! All is quiet as Bell, Haruhime, Hestia, and friends celebrate the Holy Night Festival, but when a Familia from another land comes along, all hell breaks loose! What’s more, Hestia’s getting jealous again, which spells serious trouble for Bell…
Even If These Tears Disappear Tonight
By Misaki Ichijo
College student Tooru Naruse falls in love with his upperclassmen Izumi Wataya, and she accepts his confession on the condition that he cannot fall in love with her. Their fake relationship begins, but Tooru soon discovers that Izumi cannot forget her love from high school. Hoping to learn who that person was, he seeks out her best friend, Maori Hino. Follow characters from Even If This Love Disappears Tonight in this sequel about another heart-wrenching tale of first love.
Handyman Saito in Another World
By Ichitomo Kazutomo
Handyman Saito has never been anyone special. All his life, he’s had average grades, ordinary athletic skill, a commonplace job… But his unremarkable path takes a turn when he wakes up in another world. Here, warriors, wizards, and elves accompany him on quests delving deep into dungeons, and Saito realizes for the first time what it’s like to be needed. After all, who other than the handyman could be trusted to open locked treasure chests or to repair his allies’ equipment? Beginning with a simple “thank you,” this is the story of an ordinary person’s fulfilling life.
A Reincarnated Witch Spells Doom
Story by Tail Yuzuhara Art by Sora
On her eighteenth birthday, shut-in Sena Shirai gathers her resolve and steps out into the world for the first time in a long while—only to be hit by a truck! Reborn as a witch in another world, she is able to master only two spells: Explosion and Destruction. With the nearby villagers fearful of her powers, she resigns herself to an isolated life once more…that is, until a mysterious boy collapses on her doorstep!
The time is the nineteenth century. Eccentric mechanic boy Appare Sorano sets off on an adventure along with his samurai minder, Kosame Isshiki, only to be cast adrift on the Pacific Ocean. A passing steamship rescues them…and delivers the two not back to familiar Japan but to the far-flung land of America! Trapped in Los Angeles with no easy way to return home, the pair decide to enter the world’s first trans-American automobile race. However, with vast sums of money hinging on the dangerous event’s outcome, they may find the odds are stacked against them…
I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World
Story by MAKO Art by Yone Character Design by Maro
Ever since she was little, Nunnally has always wanted to be one of the graceful, capable receptionists of the Hall. As only top-rate mages are accepted to the position, she enrolls in the kingdom’s magic academy to hone her skills, but she feels out of place amid a classroom of nobles—including a genuine prince. She decides that despite being a commoner, she’s going to be the top of her class…but for some reason she just can’t beat the one person she’d most like to—the snobbish boy in the seat next to her, Alweiss Rockman…!
Magical Girl Incident
By Zero Akabane
As a little boy, Sakura Hiromi once dreamed he could be a hero. Now…he’s simply your everyday office worker, toiling away for his company. Though he longs for his childhood dream, it seems so far out of reach—until he decides to step up and save a child one fateful day. Suddenly, fantasies become reality as Hiromi finds himself transformed into…a magical girl?!
Manner of Death
Story by Yukari Umemoto Art by Sammon
When the skilled coroner Dr. Bunnakit is called to examine the body of his childhood friend after her “suicide,” he soon determines that she was actually murdered. That night, a mysterious stranger threatens him, telling him to rule her death a suicide—and after he confides in his prosecutor friend about this incident, that friend suddenly goes missing. But all hope is not lost, as a young lecturer named Tan offers to help him get to the bottom of all this, which would be more reassuring if Tan weren’t the prime suspect…
What This World Is Made Of
By Shin Yamamoto
After losing everything, the Nakata brothers find a mysterious app that offers a chance to make large sums of money. But are they ready for the danger they must now face, the deadly monsters known as WORLDs…?
Me and My Beast Boss
In a world where beastfolk are thought to be superior to humans, human office worker Saki Oki struggles to remain afloat in a company where she is belittled and tormented by her beastfolk colleagues and superiors. And so, when she is called into the CEO’s office, she’s prepared for the worst—but instead of firing Saki, he acknowledges her hard work and makes her his private secretary! She’s delighted by his praise…but could that really be the only reason her heart is racing so fast?
My Dear Curse-Casting Vampiress
By Chisaki Kanai
The world is full of vampires. Supernatural creatures who drain the blood from humans without mercy—fighting such beings is the foundation of Isuzu Osaka’s life. But humanity is losing the war, and desperate times call for desperate measures… And so, Isuzu sets out to strike a deal with a powerful vampiress whose beauty drives all who gaze upon her insane in the hopes of protecting his friends…
How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try
By Ichine Kamijo
Nagi Yoroizuka, a 27-year-old system engineer at a software development company, is facing down her thirties with no sign of romance. She works hard at her job, but things never seem to go her way. Then, just when a series of mishaps leaves her at her lowest point yet, a childhood friend reappears to offer her a hand. Not only is this genius engineer warmhearted and good-looking, but he gets along great with her! The problem: She’s only ever seen him as a friend, while he’s been hiding his feelings for her their whole lives. But even if she’s willing to give him a chance, will trauma from her past prove too much to overcome?
Maiden of the Needle
Story by Zeroki Illustrated by Miho Takeoka
Yui was reincarnated into a noble family in another world, retaining her memories of her life in Japan. During her childhood, she befriended the fairies she could see around her by using her magic to help mend their clothes; unfortunately, Yui’s relative lack of skill in blessweaving—the art of enchanting physical fabric through needlework—ultimately results in her being disowned. However, when she is taken in by Rodin Calostira, another nobleman, her luck begins to change…
My Summoned Beast Is Dead
Story by Rakuzan Illustrated by Miyuu
In a magical academy for summoners, students combine impressive stores of magical energy with artful incantations to usher legends, great and small, onto the battlefield. To say late bloomer Feil Fonaf has had a rough come-up is nothing short of an understatement, but he’s here to prove he deserves his place at the academy as much as anyone else! And as luck would have it, his counterpart summon winds up being the legendary beast of the last realm, Pandora! There’s just one problem…
Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture
By Mikage Sawamura
Naoya Fukamachi is a university student whose ability to infallibly detect lies has left him friendless and isolated. But when he writes a paper about a strange festival he wandered into as a child, he catches the fancy of his folklore studies professor Akira Takatsuki, a handsome and eccentric man with a passion for all things mysterious. Soon, Naoya finds himself working as Akira’s assistant, helping him to interpret an array of unexplainable phenomena, from haunted objects and cursed effigies to urban legends. As this odd couple continues their investigations, however, Naoya realizes that his professor has had a few bizarre childhood experiences of his own…
By Mizuki Tsujimura
“When they come, someone dies…” After a quiet boy named Kaname joins the class, Mio reaches out to him, hoping to help the odd boy settle into his new environment. Kaname takes to her a little too well, however, asking to come to her house and then showing up all the time. Frightened, Mio seeks help from an upperclassman she admires…but the nameless wickedness is already coming. It’s close. It’s growing. A horror-mystery novel by famed author Mizuki Tsujimura.
The Essence of Being a Muse
By Aya Fumino
Somebody fill my emptiness. The day I was rejected from art school, everything that was “special” about me died. That’s why I have no choice. Since I’m back to being “ordinary,” I’ll go to the job my mom decided on, while wearing the clothes she picked for me, so that I can find what my mom calls “happiness” alongside somebody she can boast about, trapped in a never-ending cycle of “what if?” and “too bad” all the while.
The Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna’s Journey
By Rokusyou • Usuawagi
The story of a young man who has inherited the life of his dear friend and a half-beast boy on a journey following the path of the teacher.
Sugimoto Setsuna is summoned to another world as the 68th hero, but he’s been given up on because of his weak and sickly constitution. However, he meets Kyle, the original hero who has been living for 2,500 years, and ends up inheriting his knowledge, power, and life force… He begins the life he wasn’t able to live before and starts a journey around the world, when he comes across an enslaved half-beast boy. Their lively adventure starts here!
Higurashi When They Cry: GOU
Story by Ryukishi07 Art by Tomato Akase
Another year, another death, another disappearance…will this year be the same? Newcomer Keiichi Maebara has long grown accustomed to the rhythm of his simple life in Hinamizawa. But when Keiichi stumbles upon a few old newspapers at a dump site, he quickly realizes the peaceful village and his beloved friends are hiding a deadly secret… Is the tragedy of the summer of 1983 doomed to repeat forevermore…?! New fragments and new mysteries await—from the creators of Higurashi and Tomato Akase, the brand-new sequel series to Higurashi When They Cry!!
By NaRae Lee
One eerie night, in an old, abandoned church, a girl accidentally breaks the seal of an ancient vampire who…starts following her around like a hyper little puppy! It may not be your typical vampire story, but for Naerim, a victim of school bullying, Vlad’s manic energy might be just what she needs to regain her smile!
By Kaoru Mori
A collection of sketches from Kaoru Mori, the creator of hit historical manga Emma and A Bride’s Story! Packed with illustrations done for practice as well as for relaxation, this compilation features commentary on every page and the roots of all her work are laid out.
Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree
Original Concept by FromSoftware, Inc. Art by Nikiichi Tobita
The epic and foreboding world of the hit video game Elden Ring gets turned on its head in this absurd comedy adventure! Follow Aseo the Tarnished as he struggles his way through the Lands Between. What he lacks in strength, speed, intelligence, charisma, skill, experience, intuition, and common sense, he makes up for in…uhhh…
A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus Edition
Story by Kazuma Kamachi Illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura
Science and magic have come together once again to create this never-before-seen folio of A Certain Magical Index! The arcane pages of the Old Testament Omnibus Edition detail the collected adventures of Touma Kamijou in a stunning synthesis of paper and metal that any aspiring sorcerer or esper will covet. Including all twenty-two volumes of the original series as well as the two short story volumes, this grimoire cannot be ignored by those who want to complete their own collection of forbidden magical books!
Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall (Box Set)
A beautiful collection of the first ten volumes of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, featuring everything from the very beginnings of the series to the big twist of the fan-favorite Picture Perfect arc. If you just can’t hold it in anymore—“it” being your excitement—getting your hands on this box set is the only way you can find sweet relief!
BOOM! Studios has announced today Ranger Academy, a MORPHINOMINAL new series for fans of all ages in the highly acclaimed and beloved Power Rangers comic book universe, written by author Maria Ingrande Mora, illustrated by artist Jo Mi-Gyeong, and debuting with a free extended first look in a Free Comic Book Day special issue in May 2023.
Power Rangers fans, get ready to enroll in an exciting new adventure in Ranger Academy, a brand new Power Rangers comic book series set to launch in 2023. Ranger Academy 2023 FCBD Special will feature a special sneak peek at the upcoming series with a first look at some brand new characters and familiar faces…
Ranger Academy 2023 FCBD Special, featuring cover art by fan-favorite artist Miguel Mercado, arrives in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, May 6, 2023.
Tapas has announced a continued partnership with Yen Press to release more print volumes of The Beginning After the End at The Beginning After the End (Tapas): Creator TurtleMe Reveal panel at Anime NYC. Since its publication, The Beginning After the End, Vol. 1is now among the bestselling fantasy graphic novels of 2022. The good news is that fans will not have to wait long for more, as Yen Press will publish Volume 2 in February 2023. The even better news is that Yen Press and Tapas have committed to four more volumes, starting with additional releases in 2023 and then into 2024. It’s a great time to be a The Beginning After the End fan!
The Beginning After the End stands out as one of the most read series from the leading digital publisher of webcomics and webnovels, Tapas, with more than 13.3 million webcomic views and more than 14.4 million webnovel views for a combined readership of nearly 28 million. The August 2022 print edition of The Beginning After the End, Vol. 1ranked as one of the bestselling graphic novels upon release, surpassing many of the top-selling manga and print editions of webcomics in its debut week.
The release date of the print editions of The Beginning After the End, Vols. 3–6 will be announced by Yen Press at a later date.