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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

This batch features a new color edition of the body horror masterpiece Parasyte, evil cute cats plotting against humanity, abused alien kaiju, a cuter Jurassic Park, and a long awaited print edition of the horror anthology PTSD Radio.



(W) Hitoshi Iwaaki (A/CA) Hitoshi Iwaaki

The sci-fi horror manga classic returns, in a fully-colorized, premium-quality hardcover for the first time! They arrive in silence, out of dark skies. They infest human hosts and consume them. And they are everywhere. They are Parasites: alien creatures who must invade and take control of human hosts to survive. Once they have infected their victims, they can twist the host's body into any abominable shape they choose: craniums splitting to reveal mouths of sharp teeth, batlike wings erupting from backs, blades tearing through soft hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purposes behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret, except an ordinary high school student. Shin managed to arrest the infestation of his body by an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?


Why this caught my eye:

This is a favorite series of mine so it's nice (and horribly tempting) to see a nice hardcover rerelease.




A hilarious, full-color manga about scheming cats from the creator of Yokai Cats! "Let us teach the humans about the horror of cats!" They may seem cute and cuddly (okay, they definitely are), but this secret society of cats is up to no good!

Under the direction of the purple-caped General, The Evil Secret Society of Cats schemes against humanity in a series of hilarious plots as adorable as they are diabolical. Can these cats effectively terrorize the humans, or are they doomed to be petted rather than feared? Don't miss this full-color manga tale of sweet but sinister shenanigans!

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Why this caught my eye:

Kinda hard to say no to the overall set-up.



(W) Negi Haruba (A/CA) Negi Haruba

Attention kaiju and sentai fans! From the creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets comes a new "anti-ranger" action-comedy that'll make you root for the alien invaders! Thirteen years ago, an evil army of mysterious alien monsters invaded the Earth, but the great protectors of mankind-the Divine Dragon Rangers-show up to stop them! To this day, the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance as the fierce struggle continues to unfold! ...Or does it?

In truth, the evil aliens were subjugated within the first year, and they've now become nothing more than clowns forced to act out their continuous defeat every week for the entertainment of the masses. They're not real villains, being forced to crank out a monster a week for the Rangers to crush. But one of the aliens has had enough. Something has to change! He'll rebel against the strongest might of the Dragon Rangers and destroy them all from the inside!


Why this caught my eye:

I am 100% behind that plot, I'm always down with sad villains being the protagonists of the story.



(W) Itaru Kinoshita (A) Itaru Kinoshita

In 1946, someone discovered an island where dinosaurs had survived into the present. Through breeding and genetic manipulation, humans managed to increase their population and supercharge their popularity! Until, well... the unfortunate accident, when people's attitudes soured on the idea of visiting dinosaurs. This story follows a rookie zookeeper who is newly hired at Enoshima Dinoland, a struggling dinosaur sanctuary, and the fascinating creatures who need specialized love and care! MAR228857

Why this caught my eye:

This reads and looks like it's just 'cute Jurassic Park', and honestly I'm fairly tired of what Jurassic Park has become that I am down with checking out this version. I mean just look how happy that dino on the cover is, we all need more of that.



(W) Masaaki Nakayama (A/CA) Masaaki Nakayama

An unseen hand tugs at your braid. You find an old box with only a tangled mess of dark hair inside. You open a door in your home only to witness a river of curls slinking away, an ominous lump at its heart. Ogushi preys on the unprepared. Before it's too late, tune into PTSD Radio. These episodes and more await in this acclaimed horror series, coming to print after a successful digital run in double-length omnibus editions featuring sickeningly-textured covers.

From the gleefully-twisted mind that created Fuan no Tane, PTSD Radio is a necessity for fans of the masters of manga scares such as Junji Ito, Kazuo Umezz, Shintaro Kago, and Suehiro Maruo.


Why this caught my eye:

This has been on my radar for a few years and I've just been waiting for a pint edition, so happy to see it finally popping up.


That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some humor on the next round!

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