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A quarter of a century. That's how long Image Comics has been publishing their ground-breaking series of comics books. Some faded into obscurity (Allegra, Cyberpunx) some have prevailed (Spawn, The Savage Dragon, The Walking Dead). Let's take a look at the Image...read more
2016 is finally over and 2017 is here! Diamond Comics has released their Top 300 Graphic Novel Sales for December 2016 and so I am pleased to release the Rising Sun Comics December 2016 Top 25 Graphic Novels list which as usual, is quite a bit different than Diamond's...read more
This week Mariko Tamaki writes Hulk and Supergirl and I can't wait to read these two #1 issues from Marvel and DC! For those of you that know me, the fact that I would even consider reading a super-hero book from Marvel or DC should make you try these books. Mariko...read more
We are looking for that special person to join our staff part time for the Christmas Shopping Season and beyond! Do you like retail and have a passion for the comic book medium? If so, then we want to talk to you. Preferred qualifications: At least 18 years old and a...read more
October has just ended and here are the October 2016 top 25 graphic novels that sold at Rising Sun Comics in San Diego. Graphic novels sales are up double digits for the 22nd consecutive month (+21.23%). Single comics (floppies) continue their journey to extinction...read more
Which group of 47-year-old teenagers still looks as spry as the first day they got their own comic book? Why, that's Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc., of course! Read about the rich history of Scooby-Doo comics and if the new Scooby Apocalypse is worth your time. There has...read more
The Carthago HC Trade is here!! Fans of Jaws & Cryptozoology rejoice! Shark Week was only a warm up! Carthago from Humanoids has arrived. I have been waiting a very long time for this gorgeous book to be released in the United States and I could not be more...read more
Rising Sun Comics is excited to announce that Surgeon X #1 arrives in San Diego Wednesday! I haven't read this comic yet, but any comic project that has Karen Berger's name attached to it has to be awesome! I just listened to yet another great Off Panel podcast...read more
Writer Jim Zub's and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan's Glitterbomb 1 Arrives in San Diego Wednesday along with some other great Image books such as Walking Dead #158 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, Kill Or Be Killed #2 and Kill Or Be Killed #1 2nd printing by Ed...read more
Here are the August 2016 Top 10 San Diego Manga titles sold at Rising Sun Comics in Mission Valley. This month only two Manga publishers had Manga titles in the Top 10. Viz dominated with seven titles while Kodansha had three titles on the list. Ranking Title...read more