star wars manga

Star Wars has the power of the Force and anime on its side. The sci-fi franchise has conquered every medium — movies, TV, video games, comic books — so why not add the lucrative globe-spanning medium of manga to that? Manga publishing juggernaut VIZ Media, which has brought popular manga like Naruto, Bleach, and Inuyasha to the States, is releasing Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga in collaboration with Lucasfilm. Ready to see Luke turned into a dashing, wide-eyed anime hero? Well, you’re gonna.

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alien comic series

Dark Horse is bringing Dan O’Bannon‘s first crack at the Alien screenplay to life with a new series, Alien: The Original Screenplay. The series will take it’s cue from O’Bannon’s original draft before it was re-configured by David Giler and Walter Hill and became the movie we know today. The story is basically the same: a group of unlucky saps in space run afoul of a hungry beast. But many of the details are different, and now O’Bannon’s original ideas will be fully realized.

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stranger things comic

We still know very little about Stranger Things 4, other than the hint that the fourth season of the flagship Netflix series will be the gang out of Hawkins, Indiana. But how far, exactly? Across oceans, if the teasers and companion material mean anything. A new Stranger Things comic may pinpoint us to exactly where we could be heading next season, and what to expect there.

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kylo ren comic

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is about to end the Skywalker Saga, and bring about a conclusion to the story of Kylo Ren. But what about the beginning of that story? A new Kylo Ren comic, Marvel’s Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, is here to fill in those details. The first issue is now available, and it’s loaded with info regarding Ben Solo’s turn to the Dark Side.

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star wars future

The time after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seems so far, far away for now. But it could be getting closer with the release of new Star Wars books and comics that will feature events beyond the Skywalker Saga. While we know little of the Star Wars future beyond Episode 9, which will close out the Skywalker Saga this December, a top-secret new book project announced at this year’s New York Comic-Con may reveal more.

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Cobra Kai Comic Book Series

Cobra Kai remains a big hit among Karate Kid fans, and now it has its own comic book series to boot. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues is a 4-part series IDW Publishing hitting shelves next week, and we’re debuting an exclusive look at the comic below. The series retells the events of the 1984 Karate Kid movie from the point-of-view of Johnny Lawrence, the villain of that film but the main character of Cobra Kai.

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kylo ren origins

Star Wars fans are a vocal bunch. So The Rise of Kylo Ren writer Charles Soule is forewarning fans that they may not all be pleased with how the Kylo Ren origins story goes down in his new comic book.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December, Disney is releasing a new Marvel comic detailing Ben Solo’s journey to the Dark Side in a four-part comic series written by Soule and drawn by Will Sliney. With the first issue set to hit shelves in December, Soule feels it’s important to warn fans of the brooding villain that all may not go as they want or expect it to.

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john carpenter joker comic

John Carpenter is bringing his talent for terror to Gotham’s Crime Prince of Crime with a one-shot Joker comic. Part of DC’s “Year of the Villain” event, the comic is titled The Joker: Year of the Villain #1, and will be written by Carpenter and Anthony Burch, with art by Philip Tan and Marc Deering. I’m of the opinion that the Joker has been a bit overused as a character, and there’s not much more to say about Batman’s arch nemesis. But having John Carpenter write about him is definitely an attention grabber.

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Cobra Kai comic book

The YouTube Premium original series Cobra Kai has been continuing a story that first got underway back in 1984 with The Karate Kid, depicting the ongoing rivalry between Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) decades after they clashed as teenagers. Daniel was the protagonist of that original movie and Johnny was depicted as a villain, but what if the story is more complicated than that?

A new Cobra Kai comic book intends to explore that question by giving Johnny Lawrence his own Maleficent moment, retelling the events of The Karate Kid through his eyes instead of Daniel’s. Learn more about the upcoming comic below. Read More »

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Walking Dead comic ending

The Walking Dead will live on in the form of TV shows, spin-offs, and movies for a while yet, but Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard‘s comic book that started it all has come to a dramatic surprise end. The ongoing series, which had been published regularly since 2003, ends tomorrow with issue #193, a lengthy wrap-up in the wake of a jaw-dropping development in the story. Read Kirkman’s explanation for why he decided to end the comic, but beware: there are spoilers ahead. Read More »