background img

The New Stuff

DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics
838 Views

DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics


DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics

In another effort to incorporate the appeal of manga into their line of brands, DC Comics has recently launched Ame-Comi, which is a weekly digital comic that is based on their line of bishoujo (a Japanese term used to refer to young and pretty girls) figurines. Ame-Comi will feature manga-style iterations of popular DC heroines such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and many more. The series will be helmed by the duo of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

Ame-Comi will be available weekly via DC’s app and ComiXology for 99 cents an issue. Artists that will lend their talents to the series include:

Wonder Woman: Amanda Conner, then Tony Aikens
Batgirl: Sanford Green
Duela Dent: Ted Naifeh
Power Girl: Mike Bowden
Supergirl: Santi Casas

Based on some of the preview pages floating around the net, it seems Ame-Comi’s manga elements are limited to the art style, which seems influenced by what people think manga should look like, but that’s as far as it goes. For one thing, the comic still reads from left to right. Amanda Conner is one of the finest comic book artists we have right now, and Justin Gray is a great writer (who really should write World’s Finest), but you will be disappointed if you read Ame-Comi expecting a DC comics manga. It’s just a DC comic based on a Bishoujo figurine line.

The following two tabs change content below.

Neil Raymundo

A cowardly and treacherous Toonbarn blogger who can transform into a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Secretly wants to replace Toonbarn Rob as leader of the Decepticons.

Recently Published

»

PS4 and Xbox One Owners Can Manage Their Own Power Rangers in May

Last 2015, PC gamers were graced with Chroma Squad, a retro-inspired ...

»

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Introduces New Samurai Class

Square Enix has recently revealed a very exciting detail about their ...

»

Hulu Adds Five New Gundam Anime to Its Streaming Library

If you’re feeling a little starved of hyper kinetic mecha battles ...

»

Viz to Premiere English Dub of Boruto: Naruto the Movie

With all the momentum built by Bandai Namco’s recent release of the ...

»

First Look at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV Series

One of the more quirky, food-themed CG animated movies to come out in ...

»

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract coming April 18 to Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring one of the most ...

»

Switch’s Ultra Street Fighter II Will Have First Person Mode

For a long time now, Nintendo seems to have given up on trying to ...

»

Fangbone Returns to Disney XD

Radical Sheep Productions’ hit animated kids’ series Fangbone! ...

»

Watch a New Animated Betty Boop Short Feat. Designer Zac Posen

A few decades have passed since the last time Max Fleischer’s ...

Skip to toolbar