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Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1

It’s new comic book day! What are you excited about? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

Variety – Heavy Metal Magazine CEO Matthew Medney Steps Down (EXCLUSIVE) – Not surprising news and another example of what will be a turbulent year in comics.

The Beat – Matthew Medney steps down at Heavy Metal amid creator accusations – More details on the shakeup.

The Beat – Report: Ike Perlmutter attempted a shadow Disney board coup over the summer…and it’s not done yet. – Not surprising at all.

Comicbook – Jason Pearson, Comics Artist, Dead at 52 – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

ICv2 – Tapas Parent Raises Nearly $1B from Saudi Arabia, Singapore Sovereign Funds – Interesting.

Book Riot – 9 of the Best Revenge Manga – What would you suggest?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: THE LAST BLOODLINE taps into vampire lore – Free comics!

Kotaku – Suicide Squad Leak Has Fans Worried About Its Online Features – Uh oh.

Review

CBR – Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1

Tapas and Yen Press announce the Continued Print Release of The Beginning After the End through six volumes

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.

The Beginning After the End

House of Slay goes Global in Season 2 of the Webcomic

House of Slay, the fashion collective formed by prominent fashion world figures Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Laura Kim, Tina Leung, and Ezra Williams, has kicked off a new season of their hit superhero webcomic on the Tapas and WEBTOON platforms. The series, created in partnership with XRM Media and EEP Universe, follows superpowered versions of the fashion icons as they combat the fear of “other” and build a community of love, hope, and solidarity.

Season 1 — complete and available online now — chronicled the novice heroes’ chance encounter with a magical artifact, their newfound powers rooted in ancient legend, and their first encounter with a power-hungry villain fueled by the world’s hate and fear. Season 2’s five short stories widen the scope with new heroes, new antagonists, and new shades of intolerance and bigotry for House of Slay to challenge. It kicks off with “Slay in LA” by writer Amy Chu and artist Fabian Lelay, in which a trip to Los Angeles reveals there’s much more magic in the world than what they experienced last season.

Four more stories on this globe-spanning, mythos-expanding adventure were created by writers Barbara Perez Marquez, Cherish Chen, Henry Barajas, and Deron Bennett, and artists Dominic Bustamante, Ashley Liu, Louie Chin, and Lynne Yoshii, with key art and character designs by Kevin Wada. 

House of Slay #2

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Love Everlasting #1

It’s a new week! What geeky things did you all do this weekend? While you kick off the week, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

ICv2 – Tapas CEO Chang Kim on the Company’s Layoffs and Abrupt Pivot Away from Original Content – An interesting read and interview.

Kotaku – Activision Is Earning More Money From Mobile Than PC And Console Combined – When will the first major comic publisher announce earning more from digital sales than print?

New York Times – Sid Jacobson, Comic Book Writer With Range, Dies at 92 – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

Reviews

CBR – Batman: Killing Time #6
CBR – The Closet #3
CBR – Godzilla Rivals: vs. Battra #1
The Beat – Love Everlasting #1
Collected Editions – Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Five

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Public Domain #2

The weekend is up and convention season is still rolling on. What geeky things did you all do? Sound off in the comments below. While you kick the week off, here’s some news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Square Enix Botches New Manga Service With Sex Censorship, Extra Charges – Ooph.

Motortrend – D-Livery: Japanese Town Launches Initial D Anime-Themed Taxi Service – Nice!

CBR – Marvel Comics Writer and Satirist Ron Zimmerman Dies at 64 – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

The Beat – Major layoffs and reported new direction at Tapas Media – Not too surprising. Tech companies are taking a hit.

Reviews

Collected Editions – Batman: Damned
CBR – Public Domain #2
CBR – Star Wars: Obi-Wan #3
CBR – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #131

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It’s one of two new comic book days! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Hideo Kojima Killed A Project Because It Was Too Much Like The Boys – Interesting and a bummer.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Emma Kubert’s slice of life BRUSH STROKE is free on Tapas – Free comics!

Reviews

CBR – Blink #1
Atomic Junk Shop – Chivalry

BLINK #1

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It’s a new week and we have a lot coming at you! Kicking things off, here’s some comic related news you might have missed over the weekend.

How to Love Comics – Where To Start Reading Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) Comics [Reading Order + Guide] – If anyone wants to get reading before the show!

ICv2 – Tapas Merges with Prose Platform – Some interesting moves!

DC Comics – Read Four of DC’s Eisner-Nominated Comics…for Free! – Read some of what’s nominated!

The Mary Sue – The CW Boss Implies Superheroes Still Have a Place There Despite Cancellations – Well sure, if they bring viewers and cost the right amount.

Yen Press – Open Positions at Yen Press – They’re hiring!

Ms. Marvel

Around the Tubes: Maus, Tapas Deal with Andrews McMeel, and Sales are Up

Justice League Incarnate #4

It’s new comic book day! What has everyone excited? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that and wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Jewish News – You Can’t Just Swap Out ‘Maus’ for Another Holocaust Book. It’s Special – Thoughts?

The Beat – Tapas signs with Andrews McMeel for multi-book print deal – Smart move.

The Beat – Report: Periodical comics sales were up 49% in 2021 – Remember, comics are dying.

Reviews

CBR – Deadpool: Samurai Vol. 1
CBR – Justice League Incarnate #4

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.

Enter the House of Slay from Einhorn’s Epic Productions, Jeremy Holt, Soo Lee, Kimi Lee, and Kevin Wada

Injustice, greed, and prejudice are running rampant, the vulnerable are in danger, and we need help from someone with the power to make an impact; a hero, or even better, a whole team of heroes. This is the foundation of the entire superhero genre, so it’s great to see a new take that goes all the way back to those roots in social justice. And that’s what you’re about to read in House of Slay, the brand new superhero comic from Einhorn’s Epic Productions (EEP), now available to read on Tapas!

The origins of House of Slay date back to the tumultuous events of last year, with the ongoing struggle for racial justice gaining momentum and anti-Asian hate crimes on the rise. Fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim,Laura Kim of Oscar De La Renta, and their friends Tina Leung and Ezra J William had banded together for support and solidarity as members of the AAPI community in fashion, making their voices heard on social media and at Black Lives Matter demonstrations. But with AAPI voices so often sidelined in the Eurocentric fashion world, they wanted a stronger, more visible presence.  

Turned into superheroes by the EEP creative team of writer Jeremy Holt, cover artist Kevin Wada, artist Soo Lee, colorist Kimi Lee, letterer AndWorld Design, and editor Alex Lu, House of Slay follows these real life friends on a fantastic adventure as they use their newfound abilities to face off against a villain powered by the hatred of everyday people. It’s a story told with real heart, steeped in comics history with an “othered” group of people protecting the innocent and trying to make the world a better place. And of course, our heroes are dressed to slay!

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