June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Review of “Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes”

This two-volume set embarks on the ambitious project of survey the most important and influential works of graphic literature in the American canon.

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 vessel against another vessel or town. Sometimes they are romanticized and revered, other times demonized and reviled; how they are seen depends on who they ultimately serve.

Fans ecstatic over news of new ‘Dragon Ball’ animated film.

Fans ecstatic over news of new ‘Dragon Ball’ animated film.

08/19/12

Yes, our hero Goku is coming back. The new “Dragon Ball Z” movie is scheduled for release on March 30, 2013. Believe it or not, it will have been be 17 years since the last “Dragon Ball Z” movie was released.

Review of Mike Mignola’s “Lobster Johnson: Prayer of Neferu”

Mignola, Mike, and John Arcudi, authors. Art by Wilfredo Torres and Dave Stewart. Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, August 2012. 22pp. $3.50. Minor spoilers.

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.

Looking at Tokyopop (Again?)

Looking at Tokyopop (Again?)

08/16/12

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. “It’s a wonderful book called Parasyte. It’s one of the first books we ever...

A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon Reviews

08/12/12

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!?

Review of Will Eisner’s “A Contract with G-d and Other Tenement Stories”

Review of Will Eisner’s “A Contract with G-d and Other Tenement Stories”

08/12/12

This book is genuinely a difficult read, both intellectually and emotionally. They are stories that needed to be told and indeed their visceral nature makes them that much more compelling, but one should not approach this piece lightly. This work is a must read for completist auteurs or those interested in 1930s living but can safely be avoided by others.

More Manga for Your Money?

More Manga for Your Money?

08/12/12

One argument on why some people prefer imported Japanese comics (i.e. manga) over American comics is that it’s more cost effective to purchase manga because you get more content for your money. David Doub hopes to show that this thinking may be a misunderstanding or at the very least illuminate how the different comic businesses work.

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