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It’s new comic day! What’s everyone getting?

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KWCH – Comic book theft now top priority for Crimestoppers – If anyone has any news or information, please help out.

The Verge – The best science fiction right now is happening in comics – Hells yes.

Vox – Bitch Planet is the feminist comic book we’ve all been waiting for – A solid first issue for many reasons.

Times News – Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades – Congrats and good luck!


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Fandom Post – Death Sentence Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #11

Talking Comics – Midnight Secretary

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The weekend is here. I’ll be spending part of it at the National Book Festival. Hope everyone else is having some geeky fun!

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CBR – Pittsburgh police arrest Spider-Man in store robbery – Doing whatever a spider can.

ICv2 – ‘Ghost Projekt’ at NBC – Could be interesting.

Around the Tubes Reviews

Bleeding Cool – Avengers: Endless Wartime

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #16

Talking Comics – Daredevil #31

CBR – Green Lantern: Black Hand #23.3

ICv2 – Midnight Secretary Vol. 1

CBR – Uncanny X-Men #12

Talking Comics – Uncanny X-Men #12

VIZ Brings the Digital Manga in September

VIZ Media delivers a substantial digital manga update for the month of September featuring a host of new titles on VIZManga.com and available for digital download through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smart phones, and also for NOOK tablets and devices.

A trio of new shojo manga series that are available now include creator Yumi Tamura’s celebrated classic, Basara, both volumes 1 and 2, as well as the dark romance of Midnight Secretary, and the on-the-ice drama of Sugar Princess: Skating to Win. The second-half of this month offers the launch of four additional shojo series including Baby & Me, Doubt!, The Magic Touch, and W. Juliet, both volumes 1 and 2.

More than 30 other acclaimed series also feature new monthly updates. Many are available now! Don’t miss notable multi-volume weekly updates for fan favorites such as Case Closed, Hana Kimi, Skip Beat and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist.

New September Titles Available Now Include:

BASARA Vols. 1-2 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens!

Born under a prophecy that will liberate and unite Japan, Sarasa has had to take her brother Tatara’s place as the “Boy of Destiny.” Fighting for the oppressed, Sarasa journeys across Japan to gain allies and defeat her enemies – all while keeping her identity a secret! BASARA creator Yumi Tamura broke into the manga world with a bang, winning the 1983 Shogakukan Grand Prize for new artists. She has gone on to write many extremely popular shojo manga stories such as the hit series, There Goes Tomoe, That Summer has Ended, and X-DAY. But the title that solidified her reputation as a top shojo manga artist was the breakthrough fantasy/action manga smash hit, BASARA. Always one to experiment in action/adventure formats, CHICAGO (also available from VIZ Media) is Tamura’s latest completed work.

MIDNIGHT SECRETARY Vol. 1 · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers

Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Touma. He’s as prickly – and hot – as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed… until she discovers that he’s a vampire!! Manga creator Tomu Ohmi debuted in 2000 with the romantic supernatural series, Let’s Make Forbidden Love. Her series, MIDNIGHT SECRETARY, also ran in the popular Japanese shojo magazine, Petit Comic.

SUGAR PRINCESS: SKATING TO WIN Vol. 1 · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages

When ice-skating novice Maya Kurinoki lands a double axel for the first time, coach Eishi Todo sees her potential and vows to make her a figure skating “princess.” All Maya has to do is convince famous skater Shun Kano to become her partner. Too bad Shun doesn’t want to have anything to do with her!

New Series Launching September 17th:

DOUBT! Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

Average, unremarkable Ai Maekawa navigates school life unnoticed… until one day when a spiteful classmate totally humiliates her in front of everyone. Determined to jettison her embarrassing past, she overhauls her image and enrolls at a new high school where no one knows the old Ai. From the start, Ai is the target of romantic advances and jealous gossip – can a formerly invisible girl handle this avalanche of attention? And is Ai’s erstwhile identity as a loser really as far behind her as she hopes?

W. JULIET Vols. 1-2 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Makoto Amano wants to become an actor, but his stern father has decreed that the only way Makoto can pursue his dream is to spend the last two years of high school as a girl! He quickly makes friends with popular tomboy Ito Miura, another drama enthusiast at this new high school and the only student to find out his secret – but are they more than just pals?

New Series Launching September 24th:

BABY & ME Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

Young Takuya has it tough. After his mother passed away it has been his job to take care of his baby brother, Minoru while their father, Harumi, works the long hours of a Japanese salaryman. Takuya must sacrifice the playtime usually associated with childhood for the responsibilities of an adult. Cooking, cleaning, sewing and scolding are all now an integral part of the young boy’s life.

THE MAGIC TOUCH Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

In this series by Izumi Tsubaki, author of ORESAMA TEACHER (also available from VIZManga), the star of her high school’s Massage Research Society club, Chiaki Togu is otherwise a normal, quiet girl until she falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous back – a back that happens to belong to Yosuke, the hottest guy at her school! Unfortunately, Chiaki’s attraction to Yosuke is thwarted by her own insecurity and the scheming of other girls – especially her twin sister Saya!

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VIZ Announces New Manga for Shojo Beat and Shonen Sunday

viz mediaVIZ Media has announced details on several new forthcoming manga series acquisitions scheduled to launch beginning this summer and continuing into the fall.

New Shojo Beat Manga Acquisitions:

HAPPY MARRIAGE?! · Rated “M” for Mature ·

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available August 6, 2013 

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president Hokuto Mamiya – a man she doesn’t know – at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

MIDNIGHT SECRETARY · Rated “M” for Mature ·

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available September 3, 2013 

Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn’t bat an eye when she’s assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn’t faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he’s a vampire! But while Kaya easily adapts to late nights and keeping a schedule of his “dinner dates,” will her ultra-competence help when Kyohei’s smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!

VOICE OVER!: SeiYUU ACADEMY · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available October 1, 2013 

Hime Kino’s dream is to one day perform voice acting like her hero, Sakura Aoyama, from the Lovely Blazer anime. So getting accepted to the prestigious Hiragi Academy’s voice actor department is the first step in the right direction! But on her first day of class she meets Sakura’s grouchy son, Senri, who tells Hime that her voice is awful and Lovely Blazers is stupid. Hime will not let that stand unchallenged. She’ll show everyone that she IS a voice-acting princess, whether they like it or not!!


SWEET REIN · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available November 5, 2013 

Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi goes out for a walk. While she’s crossing the street, a boy bumps into her and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she’s his master, and that she’s a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a reindeer?!



New Shonen Sunday Manga Acquisition:

MAGI · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN ·

Available August 13, 2013 

Deep within the deserts lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches open for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks. Together with the genie Hugo and his friend, Ali Baba, Aladdin sets out to find his fortune in the depths of the endless dunes…