Anime Primer: Bodacious Space Pirates

They are known by many names: Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Raiders, Filibusters, Freebooters. Their modus operandi is pretty much the same across the board: independent acts of robbery or violence, typically taking place on the sea, committed by one...

Review of Michael Avon Oeming’s “Victories” No. 1

Oeming, Michael Avon.  Victories, no. 1.  Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, Inc., August 2012.  22pp.  $3.50.  Minor spoilers. Oeming paints a portrait of a dystopian future where the hero takes upon himself a simultaneous attempt to redeem himself and his city.  The...
Looking at Tokyopop (Again?)

Looking at Tokyopop (Again?)

The following article originally appeared at Mangapunk.com on 31 August 2006. I was reading an interview of Stuart Levy, CEO of Tokyopop, over at Publishersweekly.com and found some interesting and telling comments in the interview amidst the positive PR speak....