Manga, Manhua, and Manwha are the popular forms of sequential art in Asia. All roughly translated as comics from their individual languages, they form a medium that’s content spans countless genres and age groups. However, here in the West many readers are only aware of a select few titles, like Dragonballs, Sailor Moon, Chinese Hero, and Goong. Yet hidden across thousands of titles from the past half century are countless gems of asian comic perfection, often translated in English and lost in large book shelves at your local book store. To help find these gems on your next hunt for More >
Once again we see a new sign of sequential art becoming much more accessible through a digital medium, as Viz has a new digital manga announcement. Volume 8 of the popular manga series, Blue Exorcist, will see it digital release an entire 3 months before the print edition ever hits stores in the United States. Volume 8 is already available for immediate digital download at the low cost of $4.99 through VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga app for the Apple iOS and all Android-enabled smart phones. The print form of volume 8 wont be in stores until November 6, 2012.
For those More >
We’ve already shared with you the awesome exclusives Gentle Giant LTD is brining with them to San Diego Comic Con, so now it’s time to show you all just what live interactions they have planned for the show. The guys at Gentle Giant have a great relationship with the folks who do Star Wars, various comics and animes, and Guillermo Del Toro, so they have a full weekend of signing and events to tie into their awesome connections. Check out the schedule below and swing by their booth (#3513) throughout this weekend to buy some quality products and meet some amazing More >
Con Review gives readers the quick need to know run down of major geek conventions and expos, with ratings and basic reviews that highlight the best of each con while giving you a reference to look back on as you decide where to make your geeky vacations of the future.
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Ca
Dates: May 25th-28th, 2012
Full Weekend: $65 Friday May 25th: $35 Saturday May 26th: $40 Sunday May 27th: $40 Monday May 28th: $30 Half Weekend (Sunday & Monday): $55 Children (10 & under): Free with paid membership!
FanimeCon, or Fanime, is an annual anime convention More >
Posted by Michael Rodriguez
In honor of our good friend, OwlDepot’s, birthday, we’ve put together a little something fun. From a fun and silly photoshoot the last night of Fanime 2012, we offer you Food Fight – The Animated Gif! Enjoy!
The photos themselves can be found in the Gallery at http://speakgeekytome.com/owldepot-food-fight/
Dark Horse is going all out this year with a huge list of signings, panels, and exclusives. So to help consolidate all your Dark Horse wants and needs into one highly informative article, we’ve collected everything you need to know about Dark Horse at this year’s San Diego Comic Con below. But most importantly remember that Dark Horse has a rather huge booth located a #2615 on the convention floor, right by the Hall C entrances.
DARK HORSE SIGNINGS SCHEDULE
Remember, all Dark Horse signings will happen at their booth, #2615. These signings gather quite the crowd, so show up early and More >
We’ve already told you that Udon is bringing their brand new Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works art book to San Diego’s Comic Con this year, but now they have new news of exciting items for the show. Returning us all to the Netherworld is one of Udon’s most demanded art books of all time, DISGAEArt: Disgaea Official Illustration Collection! This beautiful art book will compile over 600 illustrations, including character designs, box art, advertisements, pin-ups, short comics, and more from all four of the Disgaea video games. DISGAEArt will make its English language debut on Preview Night of San Diego’s Comic-Con International, More >
Earlier today we began live tweeting from the convention floor of Los Angeles’ Anime Expo 2012. If you can’t make it, this is your first chance to see some glimpses of just what is unfolding at this year’s show. So check out some of the images from earlier today down below, and then remember to follow us on twitter to get more live coverage and photos throughout the weekend.
Live from Anime Expo: Funimation booth http://twitpic.com/a2g4xj
Live from Anime Expo: Harley Quinn of Arkham More >
Posted by Lily Eakes
For most American anime fans, it really does feel that anime has left our television sets. Even with the return of Toonami, it just isn’t enough for a few programs to appear on your television every now and then. But Viz has come up with a solution to aid your anime addiction. Starting this fall, VIZ Media (the largest publisher, distributor, and licensor of manga and anime in North America) will be bringing a new 24-hour anime channel to game consoles near you! Called Neon Alley, the service will be available in the United States and Canada for the low More >
Fourth of July weekend is coming up here in America, which means it is time once again for us to pack our bags, cosplay, and photography equipment before heading over to this year’s Anime Expo. Thrown right in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, this year’s convention might get a little packed thanks to the X-Games taking place just across the street. Anyone else following us there might want to arrive a little early to ensure parking, which will be both limited and expensive this year. Never-the-less, this is the big one for the anime and manga community each year, More >