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Apache Delivery Service #1

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below! While we get ready for the weekend, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: On the way with ONE WAY TRIP – Free comics!

The Comichron – Comics history resource: On-sale dates from Newsdealer and Bestsellers – The site gets more material that’s great for researchers.

Yen Press – 2022’s Most Anticipated Manhwa and Webcomics – What are you looking forward to?

Reviews

ComicBook – Apache Delivery Service #1
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Decorum
CBR – Nocterra: Blacktop Bill Special

Dr. Brain Launches on Tapas

Dr. Brain

Tapas and Kakao Entertainment have announced the hit Korean webcomic, Dr. Brain, will be available in English for the first time on Tapas. The science fiction thriller, written and drawn by Hongjacga, was recently adapted for television by director Jee-woon Kim and is now streaming globally on Apple TV+. The webcomic launch on Tapas will mark the first time the content is available in English. Dr. Brain will launch with three episodes and update on Thursdays.

Dr. Brain centers around a genius neuroscientist, Sewon, who connects to the brains of the recently deceased and discovers clues to murder cases. The webcomic is an electrifying depiction of Sewon’s struggle as he tracks down the suspects. 

Produced by Kakao Webtoon Studio and originally released in Korea in 2016, Dr. Brain boasts more than 20 million accumulated views across Korean platforms Kakao Webtoon and Kakao Page. Now, fans watching the Apple Original series, which stars by Lee Sun-kyun, can dig even deeper into the Dr. Brain world with the webcomic on Tapas.

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What did you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. Check out some comic news and a bunch of reviews from around the web to start your day.

Book Riot – 16 Of The Best Romance Manhwa For Every Romance Reader – Any you’d add to the list?

Reviews

CBR – Conan the Barbarian #25
CBR – Hunt for Solavore #1
AIPT – Maw #1
CBR – Mazebook #1
Collected Editions – Secret Six Vol. 2: The Gauntlet

Maw #1

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Blade Runner 2029 #5

Hope everyone has had a safe and relaxing 4th of July. We’re kicking off the week with the usual news and reviews from around the web.

ALA – Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries – Our own Logan has a contribution in this!

Book Riot – Manhwa vs Manga: What’s the Difference? – For those that want to know.

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – After the Rain
That Hashtag Show – Blade Runner 2029 #5
That Hashtag Show – Catwoman Annual 2021
Atomic Junk Shop – Grande Odalisque
Collected Editions – Planet of the Apes Omnibus

Yen Press Announces a Print Release of The Abandoned Empress

Yen Press has announced the physical release of The Abandoned Empress, the popular Korean webcomic written by Yuna with art from iNAThe Abandoned Empress is a beloved work originally published by D&C Webtoon, the company responsible for the worldwide phenomenon Solo Leveling.

Believed to be a girl of prophecy, Aristia has been preparing to be the empress for her entire life…but when the actual girl in the prophecy suddenly appears, everything comes crumbling down. And when she’s sentenced to death by the emperor she loves, there’s nothing she can do but curse the unfairness of it all—that is, until she wakes in the body of her ten-year-old self. She’s been given a second chance, and this time, Aristia is determined to pave her own path through life!

The Abandoned Empress is a compelling drama, a work of court intrigue filled with suspense, betrayal, and romance. In a time in which Korean webcomics are among today’s most popular categories of comics, The Abandoned Empress has stood out with one of the largest followings of passionate fans.

The Abandoned Empress, Vol. 1 (comic) is scheduled for an October 2021 release in print and digital.

The Abandoned Empress, Vol. 1

IRE’s Korean Manhwa En Garde on Lezhin

Lezhin Comics, South Korea’s largest paid platform for digital comics has debuted IRE’s En Garde, a new sport series following two close friends and fencers.

En Garde tells the story of Shin Yunwoo and Yoo Mir. These two teens are competitive fencers in addition to being the best of friends, but while Shin Yunwoo is the more experienced and mature competitor, his counterpart seems to demonstrate something more. When Shin Yunwoo suffers defeat, two seemingly sinister recruiters approach him with a proposition.

En Garde was created by IRE, a young Korean comic book artist, who has developed a devoted following online. The series debuted with 10 of the 18 chapters available to read for free. Lezhin readers can purchase additional chapters for 3 coins each.

This week’s debut follows last week’s premier of Lee Yul’s A Compendium of Ghosts, a beautiful and haunting story rendered to reflect a Korean folklore influence, with five chapters available to read for free. The series was a recipient of the 2013 Korea Content Awards, honoring creatives, and presented by Korea’s prime minister.

Lee Yul’s A Compendium of Ghosts Launches on Lezhin Comics

Lezhin Comics, South Korea’s largest paid platform for digital comics debuts Lee Yul’s A Compendium of Ghosts, the award-winning manhwa originally released in 2013.

A Compendium of Ghosts follows a young boy who returns from training to be one of the highly regarded huntsmen in hopes of overcoming his cowardly boyhood reputation. When he is reunited with an old friend, the two discover that he has not come back alone…

A Compendium of Ghosts is colored and illustrated to reflect the story’s Korean folklore influence, with beautifully rendered storytelling that will keep readers in suspense. The series was a recipient of the 2013 Korea Content Awards, honoring creatives, and presented by Korea’s prime minister.

The series is available now, with five chapters available to read for free. Lezhin readers can purchase additional chapters for 3 coins each.

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