Follow me on Twitter. Rated “T+” for “Older Teen” First published in 1999, Battle Royale is a Japanese horror and science fiction novel written by Koushun Takami. In 2000, the novel became a manga that Takami produced with artist Masayuki Taguchi, who drew the manga. [A controversial film adaptation directed by Kinji Fukasaku was also released in 2000.] The book is set in the near-future in the Republic of Greater East Asia, a country that is like modern-day Japan, but has an authoritarian government. The most graphic symbol of Greater East Asia’s controlling government is something called “the Program.” Each year, an entire class of ninth grade students is kidnapped and dropped on an island. There, the students are forced to kill each other until there is one survivor – the winner of the Program. The original novel follows the 42 students (11 girls and 11 boys) of Shiroiwa Junior...
Jul 24, 2014 - 10:04
ImageExpo announced 12 new titles just as SDCC got underway. Here they all are.
Jul 23, 2014 - 17:40
That's right, get all your #SDCC14 right here at The Bin!
Jul 22, 2014 - 21:33
Valiant Comics' best series returns to form with "American Wasteland" and one of the greatest single issue covers of all time.
Jul 22, 2014 - 12:28
@VIZMedia presents Monster: The Perfect Edition Volume 1, a new collection of Naoki Urasawa's manga masterpiece, Monster.
Jul 21, 2014 - 14:49
@VIZMedia announces show programming, panel event, special guests, signings, and convention exclusives for 2014 Comic-Con International.
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:06
New series: "Star Spangled War Stories GI Zombie" begins; plus, new issues of New 52 Future's End, Batman Eternity, and more.
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:05
New series "Storm" begins and also 100th Anniversary Special #1 Avengers; plus, new issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool, and more.
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:04
New series: "Ragnarok," "Super Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo," and "Transformers vs. GI Joe" begin; plus, new Winterworld and more.
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:04
New series: "Groo vs. Conan" and "Goon Occasion of Revenge" begin; plus, new issues of Star Wars Legacy II, Axe Cop American Choppers, and more.
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:03
New series: "Supreme Blue Rose" begins; plus, new issues of Saga, Skullkickers, Superannuated Man, Trees, Velvet, and more.
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:01
A list of comic books and related publications and merchandise from Diamond Distributors' non-premiere publishers for the week of July 23, 2014.
Jul 19, 2014 - 11:42
In this article, I provide a rough guide for colourists that they can refer to when colouring the palms of darker humans
Jul 18, 2014 - 11:39
2014 J-Pop Summit Festival partners with the web-based Japanese cultural channel, Japankuru, so that festival-goers can learn more about Japan.
Jul 17, 2014 - 22:42
...at least until next year's Avengers Age of Ultron?
Jul 17, 2014 - 21:33
@DynamiteComics launches a new horror/action series that takes its cues from the X-Men and The Exorcist, with a little Hellblazer thrown in and comes up with a winner.
Jul 17, 2014 - 8:57
My biggest worry about the translation of Corto Maltese in English is its quality
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