The Manga Episode - Andrew Steiner

Published: Jan. 1, 2021, 7:48 p.m.

This episode is about manga and anime but also Western comics. Does Mad Magazine count as a comic book? Who is Lobo? Who's a better artist, Scott Adams or Matt Groenig? Remember Akbar and Jeff? What was the appeal of the Marvel and DC trading cards? Is the Dragonball manga kid friendly? How different are anime adaptations of manga? Was Japan ahead of the curve in terms of adapting manga to anime? What is a good way to get started in manga? Are there superheroes in manga? Is Scott Pilgrim manga? What makes something manga? Does it have to be Japanese or is it a style of art or something else? What do the Koreans call manga? What is the number one reason why manga and anime are so intimidating? Why are most graphic novels good? What is Locke and Key? Should you read the comics before you watch the Netflix show? Why was the Ghost Rider movie so bad?

Reading tips: Invincible, Calvin and Hobbes, Akira, Assassination Classroom, Buddha (manga), Phoenix (manga), Galaxy Express 999, Ranma 1/2, Black Jack (manga, and anything by Osamu Tezuka), manga by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Locke and Key, Joe Sacco's Palestine, Habibi, Kafka on the Shore (prose novel). Recommended anime: Ping Pong, Cowboy Bebop.

Recorded December 18, 2020 via Cleanfeed