New Titles from Kodansha, Coming This Fall!


TweetLots of Attack on Titan titles!  And other fun stuff!

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 2


Tweet Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part two of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Laurence Maslon creator of Superheroes! – both book and […]

Coming Attractions: Fall 2012: Random House



Kodansha to bring back Sailor Moon


Tweet It’s the title that broke manga in the US — no comic has had a bigger influence than SAILOR MOON, the manga/anime that kicked off the shojo manga boom, made it safe for girls to read comics, and introduced the idea of cosplay to America in a big way. Created by Naoko Takeuchi, and […]

Observers: Kodansha Comics has a big task ahead


Following yesterday’s announcement that the Del Rey Manga imprint was folding into a distribution arm for Kodansha Comics, a US branch of the Japanese publisher, American manga watchers were NOT jumping for joy. Chris Butcher came right out and said it: