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Comic Book Release List – Week of 4-11-2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

007 Magazine & Archive Ltd

007 Magazine Archive Diamonds Are Forever #1 (not verified by Diamond), $18.00

AC Comics

Bizzare Thrills The Paragon Publications Story Tp, $29.95

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Feeding Grounds #2, $3.75

Cavewoman Mutation #1, $3.75

Cavewoman Mutation #1 (Budd Root Special Edition), $6.95

Cavewoman Mutation #1 (Devon Massey Special Edition), $6.85

Antarctic Press

Dead Pooh (One Shot), $3.99

Gold Digger #137, $3.99

Steampunk Sketchbook (One Shot), $3.50

Victorian Secret Agents Steampunk Angels (One Shot), $3.99

Ape Entertainment

Richie Rich Gems #46, $3.99

Subculture Webstrips Volume 2 Die Harder Tp, $9.95

Apostle Arts

Billy Tucci A Child Is Born (One Shot)(Artists Edition), $4.99

Archaia Entertainment

Genetiks Tm Volume 1 Hc, $19.95

Archie Comics

Betty And Veronica Double Digest #200, $3.99

Jinx Hc (resolicited), $16.99

Jinx Sc (resolicited), $9.99

Kevin Keller #2 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Kevin Keller #2 (Dan Parent Variant Cover), $2.99

Mega Man #12, $2.99

Ardden Entertainment

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Mangakissa – Tokyopop

Many of us are in the midst of mourning/celebrating Tokyopop, which closed up shop in the United States last month. The fate of many ongoing series is undetermined (and Amazon is unable to fulfill orders for them), but as we wait and wonder at their fate, we can go back and catch up on or look anew at over 300 titles offered through their house around the world. The most popular titles over the years have been my personal favorite, Fruits Basket, along with Mobile Suit Gundam, Paradise Kiss, Sailor Moon, Saiyuki, PhD: Phantasy Degree, Suikoden, Angelic Layer, Devil May Cry, Cowboy Bebop, Magic Knight Rayearth, .hack, Jing: King of Bandits, Dramacon, Bizenghast, Anima, Pet Shop of Horrors, Kingdom Hearts, and the more recent and bestselling additions to their list, Priest, Gakuen Alice, Alice in the Country of Hearts, Butterfly, and Pavane for the Dead. Here is a look at
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TokyoPop Closes its North American Division

On Friday the comic book world lost an important cultural player when TokyoPop, the company that is single handedly responsible for making Manga a mainstream medium in the U.S., announced it would be closing its doors after nearly 15 years of business. The closure is due in no small part to the failing of Borders who was TokyoPop’s biggest customer.

Below is a personal statement by Stu Levy, founder of Tokyopop, thanking all the loyal fans of the company:

April 15, 2011

Dear Tokyopop Community:

Way back in 1997, we set out to bring a little-known form of Japanese entertainment to American shores. I originally named our little company “Mixx”, meaning a mix of entertainment, mix of media, and mix of cultures. My dream was to build a bridge between Japan and America, through the incredible stories I discovered as a student in Tokyo.

Starting with just four titles — Parasyte, Ice Blade,
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Anime for Comics Fans; Comics for Anime Fans: Rebels with a cause

Have you ever overheard (or gotten caught in the middle of) an argument between a certain type of fan of mainstream English-language comics and a similar type of fan of Japanese anime and manga? Many of us know a Comic Book Guy who dismisses all anime and manga as nothing more than giant robot fights and salacious encounters of big-eyed schoolgirls with tentacle monsters. Then there’s Mr. Otaku, who dismisses the majority of comics and cartoons (especially American ones) as empty slugfests between over-muscled thugs in spandex.

In reality, both art forms actually have a lot of threads in common. The word “anime” is simply the Japanese word for “animation” (or “cartoons”). The word “manga” is simply the Japanese word used to describe what we usually call “comic books” or “graphic novels.” There’s really no fundamental value judgment inherent in any of these words, which simply describe a type of medium,
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