If it's crap ... We'll tell you
On this episode we have our cool returning guest Kimono Joe on to help tackle one of the most polarized discussions in geek culture worldwide comic industry
JAPANESE MANGA Vs WESTERN COMICS……..FIGHT!!
Inspiration from many current emails / blogs and entertainment events made us want to discuss, analyze and debate the core aspects of this argument from both sides of the field.
To do this properly (In the tyro sense of things mind you) we break our discussion down into the following elements
How we got into comics / manga – our current experience
A brief summary of the birth modern comic / manga (post 1930’s)
Comic / Manga Character Analysis
Comic / Manga Writing / Storytelling Analysis
Differences between the Comic / Manga Business Model
Thoughts on Comic / Manga Illustration / Animation Quality
Here are some of the interesting documentary titles about comics and manga which come directly from the professional industry.
Sadly the mentioned comic docs are still in post-production but from what you see on their project pages they both look VERY illuminating and interesting
SHOUT-OUT TO KATMIC FROM ANIME VICE FOR HIS COOL CvM BLOGS – CHECK THEM OUT TOO
C vs. M: TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL
C vs. M: TO CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE WRITERS
C vs. M: COSTUMES NECESSARY OR NOT?
C vs. M: THE POWER OF MEMORY
C vs. M: LONG FIGHTS OR SHORT FIGHTS
*THE VICE PIT: COMICS VS MANGA VLOG
CHECK OUT THESE WEBSITES RELATED TO THIS DISCUSSION
And because just that much podcasting took over 2 HOURS we have decided to split this episode into two parts as we still got plenty of listener email / hot topics and Joe’s EPIC COMIC RECOMMENDATION LIST
It was great being on again, hope everyone enjoys the podcast.
Speaking of Stan Lee, he actually made an anime show for a young audience called Heroman around 2010. It is a kind of throwback to old school superhero shows. It is also worked on by Bones, just thought I'd let you know.
We did touch on it at one point, It might be in the second part, unless it was part of a issue we had and had to be edited out.
Ok, I just thought you didn't know because the show was swept under the rug and I think it is a great example of a west meets east anime.
One thing I did forget to mention on the podcast, is that Batman has been in manga form a few times in the past.
I haven't read it yet, but there is a collection of the "Bat-Manga" which was made in the early days, during the Adam West Batman '66 series, so it very much like a Japanese take on the show.
There was also a single vol manga called "Batman: Death Mask" by Yoshinori Natsume, about a ghost from Bruce Wayne past training in ninjutsu. I did read this one, but It was so long ago I'm not sure if I feel the same way about it. I know I really liked the set up and the art, but was a bit irritated with the ending.
Then there is "Batman: Child of Dreams" by Kia Asamiya, which I haven't read, and seems to get mix reviews. The plot of this one is about a drug in Gotham that turns people into someone they want to be for one day, then die. And many of the victums are turning into Batman Villains for the thrill of it.
*Added Shounen Jump ULTIMO panel video
@Tron Joe does mention Heroman near the end...but yeah i would have forgotten it otherwise
@Joe That's awesome and i'm not really that surprised....i'm sure if we dig deeper we might find even more surprisng collaborations....heck i forgot to mention they have made a Steve Jobs Manga which seems pretty interesting
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/10/07/2012-top-100-co... here is an helpful list for people who wanna get into comics a great list indeed.
Thank you Aaron, I wish I had this when I was making my recommendation (which will be on the second part of this podcast), mostly because you'll hear me spiral out of control trying to get through it all.
Great conversation guys, really good back and forth although Don was getting a little passionate there a few times :)
Looking forward to Part 2!