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September 16, 2019

Asian

Sonny Liew, the Attack Dog, and Singapore’s historical comic book controversy

Comic book writers should spare a thought for colleagues in countries where politics intersects with creation. In this article, we look at a controversy which has arisen in Singapore pitting a comic book creator against its government. Singapore is a democracy with rule-of-law institutions inherited from its time as part of the British Empire. Singapore

The End of Akagi

Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai Takeshobo, 1991-2018 Writer: Nobuyuki Fukumoto Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai (Japanese: アカギ 〜闇に降り立った天才〜, in English, “Akagi: The Genius Who Descended into Darkness”) ended in February 2018 after a twenty-seven year print run. Set in the shady world of gambling in mahjong parlours, Akagi told the story of a very young

Sweet Guy – Chapters 1-74 (Review)

Sweet Guy – Chapters 1-74 Lezhin Comics, 2017-2018 Writers: Park Hyeong-Jun and Lee Won-Sik World Comic Book Review is a broad church. In the past we have reviewed comics as diverse as Disney’s ongoing Frozen comic book (based on the animated motion picture about two young princesses), the Kricfalusi-esque slapstick comic The World Hates Jimmy,

My Brother’s Husband (Otouto no Otto, 弟の夫) Goes to TV

Penguin Random House describes Japanese manga My Brother’s Husband in the following terms: Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower

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