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It’s new comic book day today! What’s everyone excited for this week? We already have had reviews up, and more to come.

While you wait for that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Outhousers – Local Publishing Company Giving Back To The Community – A nice positive comic story.

Atlanta Daily World – Brother Man comin’ y’all… The black comic book that started it all is returning – Nice to see this article.

The World Bank – If you cannot say it, then draw it: comic books against gender-based violence in India – We’re seeing this a lot around the world.

Sinapse – Copyright Graphic Novel: Bound by law? Tales from the public domain – This is awesome. Plus, free digital comic!

The Beat – Why are there no women “Modern Masters” of comics? – Very good question.

The Outhousers – Vaughan, Martin, Vicente Release “Pay What You Want” Digital Comic, Available Now – Go get this now!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Nothing But Comics – Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1

CBR – Daredevil #1

Comic Vine – Daredevil #1

ICv2 – Idol Dreams Vol. 1

CBR – Red Wolf #1

Kotaku – Red Wolf #1

CBR – The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Viz Media Expands their Shojo Manga Rosters with 2 New Series

ShojoBeat-Logo-smVIZ Media has expanded its shojo manga (graphic novel) catalog with the announcement two new titles – Idol Dreams, by famed creator Arina Tanemura, and QQ SWEEPER, by creator Kyousuke Motomi.

Both of the new series will be published under the company’s Shojo Beat imprint and will launch in print and also digitally via VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App. The titles also will be available from select VIZ Media content partners’ digital platforms. QQ Sweeper is set to debut in October; Idol Dreams will launch in November.

IDOL DREAMS, Vol. 1

Rated ‘T’ for Teens

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Debuting November 2015

At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chances at love and success. When word gets out that she’s a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could turn back time to when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now Chikage is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago – including becoming a star!

Creator Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. She gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, and ever since her debut Tanemura has been a major force in shojo manga with popular series such as Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, TIME STRANGER KYOKO, FULL MOON, and THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE. Both Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and FULL MOON were adapted into popular anime TV series. I•O•N, TIME STRANGER KYOKO, FULL MOON and THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE are published in English by VIZ Media.

QQ SWEEPER, Vol. 1

Rated ‘T’ for Teens

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Debuting October 2015

Kyutaro Horikita, the tall, dark and handsome cleaning expert of Kurokado High, is about to meet a sleeping maiden at the school: transfer student Fumi Nishioka! Fumi’s going to learn how to rid the school of nasty spirits with Kyutaro’s help, and her heart will surprisingly be “cleansed” too…! In the old campus of their school, a mysterious room has a door that beckons Fumi, even though she shouldn’t even be able to see it! Kyutaro goes in after her, but will he be able to save her before she gets devoured by otherworldly creatures?

Manga creator Kyousuke Motomi debuted in the Japanese shojo manga anthology, Deluxe Betsucomi with Hetakuso Kyupiddo (No-Good Cupid) in 2002. She is the creator of Otokomae! Biizu Kurabu (Handsome! Beads Club) as well as the popular series, DENGEKI DAISY and BEAST MASTER (both are published in English by VIZ Media).

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