Star Wars Gets New Manga Title

ICv2 has announced that this past weekend at the AnimeNYC Convention that Yen Press will be publishing the newest Star Wars manga title.  The manga is adapted from Claudia Gray’s young adult novels and is entitled Star Wars: Lost Stars.  The first book is planned for a May 1 released date so mark your calendar’s for when to order it.  Thanks to ICv2 for this information and for a full listing of other manga titles the site listed from the convention check them out by using the link below:

ICv2’s New Manga Listing from AnimeNYC

New Light Novels from Yen Press


Yen Press will be publishing two Light Novels starting, March 2015.  The novels will be Mamare Touno & Kazuhiro Hara’s Log Horizon and Satoshi Wagahara & Oniku’s The Devil is a Part-Timer!  Be sure to look for these to add to your collections.

Black Butler Trailer

Black Butler is a manga series by Yana Toboso and is being release by Yen Press.  Great news for the fans of the series in a since.  The live action Black Butler is set to be released in Japan, January 18, 2014.  The film stars Hiro Mizushima as Sebastian and Ayame Goriki as Shiori, Sebastian’s newest master.  The movie is set 130 into the future of the manga series so it is not a straight up adaptation, but could be looked at as a future story for the series.  It depends on how one looks at the film.  Since Warner Bros. is involved with production I would think that this movie will eventually make it to the North American market either as a dubbed or at least a subtitled movie.  Thanks to “NatashaJapan” on YouTube for the following trailer:

Ep. 41: What do Fish Do?, ComicPop Library


Ep 41 What do Fish do?, ComicPop Library

In this Episode the ComicPop Crew review and discuss On Basilisk Station, the first book of David Weber’s Honor Harrington Series, and Yoshiki Tonogai’s manga Doubt, Vol. 1.  And what do fish really do?

So join us for another fun episode, by listening above, at, or wait until later today and it will be up on our iTunes feed.

Remember if you have a novel, graphic novel, movie/television series or an indie band you want us to check out let us know and we will put it in our review rotation list.  Also if you have a question or comment send us an e-mail at and we will read it during a recording.  Thank you again for everyone that listens and supports us, we are steadily growing thanks to you.  So keep spreading the word about ComicPop Library to everyone you think might enjoy the show.

What we reviewed in this Episode:

1. On Basilisk Station, David Weber, Bean, 2002.  ISBN: 978-0743435710, $7.99.

2. Doubt, Volume 1, Yoshiki Tonogai, Yen Press, 2013.  ISBN: 978-0316245302, $18.99. – Bean Publishing Website. – Yen Press Website – Andrew Lubman “Train of Thought” at – Dodge City Public Library Podcast Page – ComicPop Library Facebook page.

Finally New Kingdom Hearts Manga

Yen Press has announced that it will begin publishing Kingdom Hearts Manga.  This property was originally published by TokyoPop and has been in limbo for the past few years.  The first manga release is scheduled for this November with the title Kingdom Hearts: 365/2 Days.  If you where picking them up before you will want to start getting them again.

Beautiful Creatures Graphic Novel

Yen Press is continuing its relationship with Young Adult authors with its upcoming release of Beautiful Creatures graphic novel.  Beautiful Creatures is also coming out this week as a feature film from Warner Bros.  Thanks to ENTV for the following trailer:

Shownotes Ep. 30 of ComicPop Library: Why is this Book Backwards?


1) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Simon & Schuster, 2012.  ISBN: 978-1451673319, $11.99.

2) Until Death Do Us Part, Vol. 1, Hiroshi Takashige, Double S, Yen Press, 2012.  ISBN: 978-0316213905, $18.99.

3. Podcast Intro and Outro – Andrew Lubman’s, “Train of Thought”. – Ray Bradbury website. – ComicPop Library Facebook Page

Also mentioned were: Dodge City Public Library; Book of Eli; Edgar Allen Poe; Bible; Danzel Washington; Pretty Little Liars; Neromancer; Uglies; Westerfeld; Nazi, Germany; Book Thief; Time Machine; H.G. Wells; Of Mice and Men; Matrix; Tron; Yen Press; Daemon; Daredevil; Blue Exorcist; X-Men; Alphas; Sherlock Holmes; Princess Leia; Han Solo Hugh Hefner; and Cheerleading.

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Yen Adapts More Books

Yen Press has announced it will be adapting to works that libraries will want to take notice of and consider for their graphic novel collections.  The first is the adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and also an adaptation of Brent Weeks’ Way of the Shadows in 2013.

Dont’ Forget About Maximum Ride

Don’t forget that you can still talk about Maximum Ride at your libraries.  Not only is there the book series, but Yen Press is adapting them into graphic novels.  Also through the American Library Association your library can get promotional tools that feature Maximum Ride characters.  Thanks to MaxRideTV and YouTube for the following trailer, I always thought it was a good one when it came out:

Episode 19 Shownotes


1. In Time, Andrew Niccol, Director, 20th Century Fox, 2012.  ASIN: B004LWZW7E, $29.98.

2. The Innocent, Avi Arad, Junichi Fujisaku, and YaSung Ko, Yen Press, 2011.  ISBN: 978-0316201032, $11.99.

3. Podcast Intro and Outro – Andrew Lubman’s, “Train of Thought”.

Other things mentioned were: Scarecrow; Batman; Justine Timberlake; Robin Hood; Bonnie & Clyde; Nicholas Cage; and Peach Girl.