NYCC

Worlds of Horror and Geek Converge at booth 1161 to Bring Swag to the Masses!

Parlin, NJ - January 28, 2009: Action-figure.com and Dread Central.com team up for the first time to bring free swag and contest prizes to fans at New York Comic Con 2009 this February 6-8th at the Jacob Javits Center!

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A round-up of new acquisitions announced during this weekend's NYCC:

Yen Press:

  • Bamboo Blade by Igarashi/Totsuka
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni by Ryuukishi ZeroNana
  • Nabari no Ou by Kamatani Yuuki
  • Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo
  • Sumomomo Momomo by Oohashi Shinobu

Dark Horse:

  • Clover by CLAMP

DMP:

  • Swallowing the Earth by Tezuka Osamu

Del Rey:

  • Gakuen Prince by Jun Yuzuki
  • Samurai 7 by Mizutaka Zuhou
  • Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei by Kouji Kumeta
  • The Case of the Dragon Slayer (novel) by Kouhei Kadono

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A round-up of various new reports on the this year's NYCC (updated constantly):

General:

Photos:

Videos:

ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference:

Publisher-Specific:

Company Will Welcome Comics Legend For A Special Press Event On Historic New Manga Collaboration As Well As Offer Attendees A Relaxing Manga Lounge And A Variety Of Screenings And Insightful Panel Discussions

NEW YORK, NY, April 18, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced its plans to participate in a variety of exhibits, special events, programming, panels and related industry roundtable discussions at the 2008 New York Comic Con, taking place April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. New York Comic Con has emerged as the East Coast's biggest and most popular pop culture convention covering the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

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Gardena, CA, April 11, 2008 - Now in the US for the first time in its complete form, DMP is proud to present Tatsuo Yoshida's masterwork. Painstakingly restored and collected into a hardcover, 2-volume set in celebration of Speed Racer's 40th anniversary, Speed Racer Mach Go Go Go introduces these beloved characters to readers new and old. Join Speed Racer, Racer X, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim in this face-paced thriller of action and intrigue.

Included in this special edition set is an introduction by the voice of Speed Racer, Peter Fernandez! Peter Fernandez will be on hand at the DMP booth at New York Comic Con to autograph what critics are calling one of the best archival collections published to date.

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BERKELEY, CA - APRIL 11, 2008:

Embark on a journey to the freaky, deviant, and cool world of Emily the Strange, along with Rob Reger, the mastermind behind the beloved cult icon, at New York's Comic Con 2008. Publishing leader Dark Horse Comics is delighted to present unexpected happenings, exciting news, and an all-around, fascinating Emily experience for the media and fans alike.

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Active Anime reports that MediumAtLarge became the official blog for BookExpo America, New York Comic Con, as well as the New York Anime Festival:

Lance Fensterman, who has been blogging from his vantage point as organizer of BookExpo America ever since he took the helm at the show in 2006, has re-designed and re-launched his blog.

MangaCast points out Kitty Press' new license announcement at NYCC: A King's Lesson by Aoi Futaba and Kurenai Mitsuba.

MangaBlog reports that while CPM announced no new licenses, they did announce the release dates of many of their titles.

Manhwa publisher NETCOMICS has announced plans to publish Japanese manga and global manga.

Also, Newtype USA announced the acquisition of CLAMP's Kobato, which will start serialization in Newtype USA later this year.