background img

The New Stuff

DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics
222 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.

Latest posts by Neil Raymundo (see all)

Recently Published

dragon ball xenoverse
»

Dragonball Xenorverse Confirmed for PC Release Via Steam

In spite of all the technical (and balance) complaints levied at ...

Deadpool-600x375
»

Deadpool Movie is Finally Confirmed

One of the best parts of Fox’s X-Men: Origins was the appearance of ...

The_Fantastic_Four_66252
»

Fox’s Fantastic Four Remake Pushed Back

Fox’s first two attempts at adapting the Fantastic Four franchise ...

doctor_strange_41851
»

Doctor Strange Film Gets an Official Release Date

Despite not having cast the lead role yet, Marvel has recently ...

Intro_-_eight_girls
»

Mattel’s Ever After High Making Its Way to The Big Screen

According to a recent report by Deadline.com, Chernin Entertainment ...

regular-show-post7-620x349
»

Regular Show Returns in October for Season Six

If you missed J.G. Quintel’s golf cart-driving, video game-playing, ...

Popeye-post2
»

Sony Unveils Animation Test for Popeye CG Film

Sony’s planned CG animated Popeye film has been announced a long ...

sanjay_craig_clip1640x480_1600.mp4_snapshot_00.04_[2014.09.19_15.21.01]
»

Video: Sanjay and Craig – Barfy’s Babies

Nickelodeon’s hit animated comedy series Sanjay and Craig will be ...

tmnt_224_clip1a_640x360_1200_m30.mp4_snapshot_00.08_[2014.09.19_15.07.00]
»

VIDEO: New Episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Into Dimension X

Nickelodeon has just released a new video clip from the next expisode ...