The epic space opera Queen Emeraldas from Kodansha is the first release of manga in English by legendary cartoonist Leiji Matsumoto since 2002. Kumar and fellow Matsumoto advocate Ryan Cecil Smith dig into the recently-released first book of the 2-volume series and discuss Matsumoto’s relative obscurity in the West, the brutal morality of life in space, and potato heads on the sea of stars.
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Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of insider comics publishing news, discussion and controversy. Starring Heidi MacDonald, the Eisner-nominated blogger of ComicsBeat.com, Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of Publishers Weekly and Kate Fitzsimons, More To Come’s intrepid producer!
In part two of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Laurence Maslon creator of Superheroes! – both book and PBS documentary, Heidi interviews Mariah Huehner of Emily and the Strangers and Womanthology, Kate talks to Dallas Middaugh of Kodansha USA, as well as Greg Pak of Code Monkey Save World and Batman/Superman, guest host Matt White talks with Colleen Doran of A Distant Soil, Brian Wood of X-Men, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurt of The Sixth Gun, Sean Murphy of Punk Rock Jesus and author Tom King on PWCW’s More to Come.
Stay tuned for the next installment of our NYCC interview coverage!