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Tonoharu: Part One Softcover - comics review

By Leroy Douresseaux

Follow me on Twitter. Tonoharu: Part One is an original graphic novel from cartoonist Lars Martinson.  It was originally published in 2008 by Pliant Press (and distributed by Top Shelf Productions) as a hardcover, original graphic novel.  Although Tonoharu is a planned four-volume series, only Tonoharu: Part Two (2010) has been released since the first volume.  Now, a paperback edition of Tonoharu: Part One is being released in early October 2014. Tonoharu is the story of Daniel “Dan” Wells, a young American working in rural Japan.   This graphic novel series is inspired by Martinson's experiences in Japan.  The story focuses on Well's daily life and routine, which is largely dull and unimaginative, because Wells has not embraced his new home, nor has he even mastered the Japanese language. A recent college graduate, Dan moves to rural Japan to work as an assistant English teacher.  There are other “foreigners” in the...  



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Vagabond: Volume 36 manga review

Oct 23, 2014 - 14:13

@VIZMedia presents Vagabond Volume 36, in which a remote village faces a bleak winter and starvation, while Musashi hopes for a breakthrough as a rice farmer.  


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VIZ Media Announces "Princess Mononoke: The First Story"

Oct 22, 2014 - 22:27

VIZ Media's Studio Ghibli Library imprint releases "Princess Mononoke: The First Story," an art book about the development of Hayao Miyazaki's acclaimed film.  


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VIZ Media and Perfect Square Announce More Hello Kity Celebrations

Oct 21, 2014 - 22:17

@VIZMedia announces a Hello Kitty anniversary book, "Hello Kitty, Hello 40," and Perfect Square's appearance at the first Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles.  


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Analogue versus Digital Teleportation: The Philosophy of Space

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The philosophy of teleportation  


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Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur's Gate #1 Advanced comics review

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:18

@IDWPublishing @Wizards_DnD @JimZub @Max_Dunbar present Dungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur's Gate, a new D&D comic book series.  


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Warner Bros, Where For Art Thou?

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Warner Bros. seems to be exploiting its comic book properties in coming years, while trying to trim $200 million/year. What do these conflicting agendas mean for audiences?  


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VIZ Media and Perfect Square Celebrate Voltron

Oct 20, 2014 - 23:24

@VIZMedia announces that its Perfect Square imprint will release "Voltron: From Days of Long Ago - A 30th Anniversary Special."


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Case Closed: Volume 52 manga review

Oct 20, 2014 - 21:43

@VIZMedia presents Case Closed Volume 52, in which fans gather for the final "Star Blade" film, but before the movie viewing is mystery solving.


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DC Comics History: Jack Woods

Oct 20, 2014 - 16:50

A look at Jack Woods, the series that debuted on the cover of New Fun Comics #1, the very first series by National Periodical Publication (later known as DC Comics).


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Oct 20, 2014 - 10:04

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Marvel Comics On-Sale 10/22/2014

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:03

New series: "Axis Hobgoblin" begins: plus, new issues of All-New Ghost Rider, All-New Invaders, All-New X-Factor, The Amazing Spider-Man, and more.


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Oct 20, 2014 - 10:02

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Oct 20, 2014 - 10:01

New series: "Colder Bad Seed," "Father's Day," and "Predator: Fire and Stone" begin; plus, new issues of Halo Escalation and more.


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This is a gorgeous follow up to @ForzaMotorsport's arcade offshoot.


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Advice to the Young Writers of Parkview Elementary (Fragmenta 6)

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VIZ Media Announces "Resident Evil" Manga

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@VIZMedia announces the Resident Evil manga, "Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire," which will be previewed in the 2014 Halloween ComicFest.


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