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Comics A.M. | Viz Media brings its manga library to iBooks

Viz Media

Viz Media

Digital comics | Viz Media announced Wednesday it has brought its entire library to iBooks. Viz manga are already available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and its own app, so this pretty much completes the set. [ICv2]

Crime | Manga creator Takaaki Kubo was arrested Tuesday on charges of threatening a city councilor in the town of Amagasaki. Kubo, whose series Bakune Young was published in North America in the early 2000s by Viz Media, was arrested after police traced a threatening e-mail message to his home computer. [Anime News Network]

Creators | Art Spiegelman has been the subject of four retrospectives so far this year, the latest at the Jewish Museum in New York. Charles McGrath talks to him about what he calls “The Great Retrospection,” as well as his tobacco addiction and, oh yeah, comics. [The New York Times]

Miles Morales

Miles Morales

Creators | Brian Michael Bendis talks about writing All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, as well as the continuing popularity of Miles Morales. [Comic Riffs]

Creators | James Romberger interviews Frank Santoro about his new historical graphic novel Pompeii. [Publishers Weekly]

Creators | Megan Byrd talks to Dean Trippe. [Women Write About Comics]

Comics | Hero Complex team comes up with a list of 13 scary comics for Halloween reading. [Hero Complex]

Comic strips | Michael Cavna explores why The Washington Post dropped Get Fuzzy from its comics page: waning popularity and too many reruns. [Comic Riffs]

Retailing | The DeKalb, Illinois, comic shop Graham Crackers (part of a regional chain) has moved to bigger quarters. [Northern Star]

Retailing | Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, the comics and graphic novel shop PAGE 45 was named Nottingham’s best independent business for the second year in a row. [Nottingham Post]

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