background img

The New Stuff

DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics
241 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

Rayquaza_vs._Deoxys
»

A New Pokemon Short is on the Way

Now that we’re mere days away from the release of Pokemon Omega ...

strange magic
»

Touchstone Pictures to Release New LucasFilm Movie, Strange Magic

Tunnel vision is easy when it comes to LucasFilm – Star Wars is so ...

Bebop&Rocksteady
»

Exclusive TMNT Bebop and Rocksteady Action Figures Launched at Walmart

Even in the original 90s cartoon iteration of the Teenage Mutant ...

Sharples
»

Batman LEGO 3 Released TODAY, plus Stephen Sharples Interview!

TT Games Assistant Game Director Stephen Sharples will help us launch ...

1021094-netflix-and-guru-studio-announce-justin-time-spin
»

Guru Studio and Netflix Announce Justin Time Spinoff

Netflix continues to bolster its library with exclusive content from ...

Batman_66_logo
»

Batman: The Complete Television Series is available TODAY!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings “Batman: The Complete ...

one-piece-super-grand-battle-x
»

One Piece Super Grand Battle! X Trailer: Women’s Team Showcase

It’s common knowledge among One Piece fans that the franchise is ...

3c743c64a75abf96f3946a2d41d189571415646764_full
»

New Batch of Gundam Breaker 2 Screens Show Off New Playable Gundams

Bamco has just dropped a truckfull of screenshots for the upcoming ...

Arthur-Parsons
»

LEGO Batman 3 Game Director Arthur Parsons

Arthur Parsons has been working with TT Games since 1997. Back then, ...