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Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Eyeshield 21 vol. 1 – April 2005 (Viz Comics)

TITLE: Eyeshield 21 vol. 1 RELEASE: April 2005 (US Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Writer: Riichiro Inagaki Artist: Yusuke Murata In Japan, American football may not be too popular compared to the international futbol (soccer), but there are a few high schools that have football teams and the NFL does have a game played in Japan, helping to spread the game’s popularity. But in 2002, writer Riichiro Inagaki and illustrator Yusuke […]

Urusei Yatsura: The Return of Lum Issue #1 – 1994 (Viz Select Comics)

TITLE: Urusei Yatsura: The Return of Lum Issue #1 YEAR: March 1983 COMPANY: Viz Select Comics Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi Translation by Gerard Jones and Mari Morimoto Editors: Satoru Fujii & Annette Roman Executive Editor: Seiji Hirobuchi Publisher: Keizo Inoue Back in 1977, mangaka (manga artist) Rumiko Takahashi created a short story called “Those Selfish Aliens” and after that short story was nominated for Shogakukan’s “Best New comic […]

Maison Ikkoku – Issue #2 – 1993 (Viz Comics)

TITLE: Maison Ikkoku Issue #2 YEAR: 1993 COMPANY: Viz Comics Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi English Adaptation by Gerard Jones For many fans of Rumiko Takahashi, many know of her work from series such as “Ranma 1/2”, “Inuyasha”, “Urusei Yatsura” and possibly her most recent work, “Rin-ne”. But there was one series that dealt with no supernatural powers, it focused on human relationships among those who lived in an […]