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....
A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon is now doing reviews of some of your favorite anime, manga, books, and movies in our Blog section, The Good, The Bad, the WTF!? Our initial focus will be anime, manga, and items related to them, but we hope to expand to all of our fans’ favorite media,...