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Umami #2 is Out Now on Panel Syndicate

Well, what do you know? Umami #2 by the awesome Ken Niimura has arrived on Panel Syndicate!

Going through the mountains looking for Ami’s partner, our heroines end up being kidnapped by two dangerous and somewhat peculiar bandits.
What will Uma and Ami do in the face of this setback?

Find out in our 33-page digital comic book now available at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay!

Umami, a Brand New Series from Panel Syndicate

Panel Syndicate has launched its newest series by non other than the incomparable Ken Niimura, co-creator of the award-winning comic book “I Kill Giants”!

Who said cooking was only for nourishing?

Uma is a cheerful and determined girl from a remote village, who always has an amazing dish ready to solve any problem… if only she wasn’t such a disaster. 

Ami is the future king’s chef, stickler and extremely proud, whose aim in the kitchen is to achieve the best taste following traditional techniques and recipes. 

Despite their many disagreements, together they are an explosive team and no obstacle stands on their way. But how could anybody imagine that the destiny of the entire kingdom would depend on their culinary skills…? 

Welcome to the great little adventures of Uma and Ami in Umami! This 46-page digital comic book now available at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay!

Take Flight with Archaia’s New Original Series Feathers

Archaia, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, have nnounced the January debut of the new limited series Feathers. Following in the footsteps of Archaia titles Rust, Iron: Or, the War After, and The Reason for Dragons, creator Jorge Corona’s first original work is an an all-ages adventure that dives into the darkness and beauty of life. Fans of Avatar: Legend of Korra and Amulet will fall in love with Poe, the boy covered in feathers.

Poe has always been different. Born covered in feathers, he’s watched the strange slums of the Maze from rooftops, lending a helping hand in secret and earning the title of “ghost of the Maze.” When Bianca, a feisty girl from inside the walled city, gets lost in the Maze, Poe finds himself making his very first friend. Together they’ll have to dodge street gangs and child-snatchers as they try to get Bianca home, and perhaps together will learn the secrets to his mysterious past.

Feathers #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on January 7th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV141106. The main cover is illustrated by series creator Jorge Corona, with an incentive cover by Ken Niimura and a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Ramón K. Pérez.

Feathers #1 Cover A by Jorge Corona Feathers #1 Cover C by Ken Niimura

Preview: Change Is the Constant in Ken Niimura’s Graphic Novel Henshin

Ken Niimura, artist on the acclaimed and award-winning graphic novel I Kill Giants (written by Joe Kelly), returns with Henshin. The short stories of Henshin present a unique vision of Japanese life, presented in English for the first time by Image Comics in January.

“Henshin” means “transformation” in Japanese, and in all 13 stories, Niimura shows how choices and events — whether momentous or seemingly insignificant — can change the lives of his protagonists.

Niimura’s imaginative storytelling finds its way into the emotional lives of his characters, from a kid with peculiar powers to a lonely girl finding her way in the big city to a salaryman out on the town.

Henshin is a Japanese-format graphic novel, which reads right-to-left. It will be in comic book stores on January 14 and in bookstores on January 27. It is available for pre-order now.

henshin cover

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