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Comic Books and Graphic Novels: Comic Book Stores and Publishers

A library research guide to help write about comics/manga. This is a work-in-progress, so please let us know if you have any suggestions.

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Manga Distributors/Publishers

Dark Horse Manga
This American comic book publisher also has a manga division that releases series such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Card Captor Sakura, and America's longest running manga series Oh My Goddess.

Del Rey Manga     
This manga publishing imprint is owned and operated by Random House.

Kodansha Comics USA
Kodansha is a major Japanese manga publisher. This is the link to their American division.

Seven Seas Entertainment
A publisher of both Japanese manga series and original American inspired works as well.

Vertical, Inc.
This manga translation and distribution company is responsible for translating and releasing most of the works of Osamu Tezuka for an American audience. Tezuka is considered the "Walt Disney of Japan" and among works they have translated are Black Jack, Princess Knight, Dororo, and Buddha, an 8 volume interpretation of the life of Buddha. 

VIZ, Inc.     
Owned by major Japanese Manga publishers Shogakukan and Shueisha, Viz is one of the oldest publishers of manga in the United States. Viz Manga tends to be action oriented such as Dragon Ball Z and One Piece. Viz also publishes American versions of Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat manga magazines.

Yen Press     
Yen Press is a newcomer to the manga publication scene in the United States. They release original work and Korean Manhwa in addition to Japanese manga.

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