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The Seedy Underworld of Movie Memorabilia

With the market for memorabilia breaking records, collectors and auction houses must contend with thieves, fakers and skeptical police who wonder, ‘Who in their right mind would pay that much for that?’ Gary Baum reports: The [...]

Manga Story Writer’s Secret for Success

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports: While their drawings are different, the two manga have something in common: They are both mysteries that are based on popular series. They also have the same author. Shin Kibayashi has contributed stories to the two [...]

There’s Something Wrong With This Iron Man 3 Scene

One Spark is not like the other.  Rhett Allain writes: Late at night, I tend to flip through the channels just to see what’s up. If there’s a good movie on, I might watch part of it—and recently, I stumbled on Iron Man 3. I know [...]

Exhibition Looks Back on History of Shonen Jump

Yayoi Kawatoko writes: An exhibition exploring the history of Shukan Shonen Jump, a popular weekly manga magazine for boys published by Shueisha Inc., is currently under way at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. The event is part of [...]

Marvel-ous in Yokohama

A display to promote the new Spider-Man movie, Spider Man: Homecoming, located inside the Yokohama train station. When I spotted this, while browsing the layers of shopping venues, I got excited, thinking this was the entrance to a comic book [...]

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Iron Man’s Suit

Iron Man is one of Marvel’s most successful superheroes, but what do you really know about Iron Man’s suit? Alexandria Ingham writes: Spider-Man Homecoming is almost here. Many fans can’t wait to see Tom Holland in the role of the young [...]

Anime Tells Fireworks Story of Nagaoka

NAGAOKA, Niigata — This city’s fireworks display draws tens of thousands of visitors every August. However, it is not just an annual summer event — locals have stories connected to the event and deep feeling for it, which is what a new short [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Delivers the Goods

Mixing a John Hughes-like coming-of-age comedy and the modern superhero blockbuster turns out to be a great idea. Kyle Smith writes We’ve seen a lot of dark superhero movies (including most of the DC ones) and a lot of smarmy ones (Guardians of [...]

Museum Worker Reveals Inside Stories Through Manga

Toru Miyazaki reports: Visit an exhibition, and you’ll often find museum staff quietly seated by the wall keeping an eye on things. What could they be thinking? A four-panel comic strip created by Yuri Nishimura offers a glimpse into the inner [...]

Remembering Adam West

Greg Evans reports: Adam West, TV’s Batman – and, for some fans, still the onlyBatman – is being remembered by fans and colleagues today. The 88-year-old actor passed away last night after a battle with leukemia. Here is a selection of [...]