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Book Entry: Ronin

Written by Frank Miller; Art by Frank Miller In this tale of a legendary warrior, the Ronin, a dishonored, masterless 13th century samurai, is mystically given a second chance to avenge his master’s death. Finding himself suddenly reborn in a futuristic and corrupt 21st century New York City, the samurai discovers he has one last chance to regain his honor. But to do so, he must defeat the reincarnation of…

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Book Entry: Frame 137

The 4 page story opens with the young Jonny Z, sitting at the bar of Frame 137 – the underground tech saloon run by Rico, one of the few people Jonny likes and trusts. Jonny’s dealer Big T is fashionably late, as always, and Jonny scans the crowd as he wishes cancer variants on T for making him wait. After Big T shows, Jonny swallows a pharmaceutical rainbow of caps…

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Book Entry: Fray

Hundreds of years in the future, Manhattan has become a deadly slum, run by mutant crime-lords and disinterested cops. Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny. In a world so poisoned that it doesn’t notice the monsters on its streets, how can a street kid like Fray unite a fallen city against a demonic plot to…

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Book Entry: NAWLZ

The metropolis of NAWLZ is a sprawling, yet claustrophobic city and the comic’s namesake. It depicts a world in the future with its focus on youth culture.. Technology is incredibly advanced causing reality to be augmented with digital overlays and multi-sensory interactive experiences. The reader follows Harley Chambers, a cyber graffiti artist ‘casting’ his ‘sleeper real’ to cover the city. A ‘real’ is a personal channel for broadcasting imagination in…

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Book Entry: Ashen Victor

From the creator of the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita comes a new tale of Alita’s world. A thriller of crushed metal and spilled blood that takes place in the dystopian Scrapyard, it is drawn in a dark, expressionistic style that keeps it true to the spirit of cyberpunk science fiction writing. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Intron Depot

Japanese artist Masamune Shirow is well known to discriminating comics readers. American editions of his spectacular graphic epics have been highly praised and voraciously collected. Now, his gorgeous and highly detailed color art has been collected for the first time into a single, handsome trade paperback. Beautifully printed in Japan and featuring text in both Japanese and English, this package features nearly two hundred full-color Shirow works, 47 published for…

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Book Entry: Dominion

Welcome to the future, where the norms are vast bio-constructed cities, air toxic enough to force citizens to wear oxygen masks, and crime so severe that the cops drive tanks! When a mysterious winged girl with the power to cleanse the poisoned air is kidnapped by the villainous Buaku, police mini-tank commander Leona Ozaki, her tank Bonaparte, and her lovesick partner Al must confront the arch-criminal and his catgirl molls-the…

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Book Entry: Ghost Rider 2099

The series is set in the year 2099, in a dystopian possible future of the Marvel Universe, and features Kenshiro “Zero” Cochrane, a hacker who was killed but resurrected as the Ghost Rider — his mind controlling a powerful and well-armed robot. As with most of the Marvel 2099 titles, the protagonist was a futuristic version of a commercially successful Marvel Universe character. The series was heavily influenced by cyberpunk…

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Book Entry: Doom 2099

The year is 2099. Victor von Doom, having mysteriously survived from the Heroic Age of the early 21st century, has risen anew in this technologically advanced future. Having retaken his beloved Latveria from those who ruled it in his absence, Doom has turned his gaze to America, once the home of his greatest foes. He sees unrest. He sees disharmony. He knows that the struggling nation needs an iron fist…

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Book Entry: Clover

Kazuhiko is a young, but already deeply wounded black ops agent of a baroque, retro-tech future. Kaz is pulled out of retirement to escort Sue, a mysterious waif, to a destination she alone knows. Sue and Kazuhiko have never met, yet she knows him, having grown up since the age of four with her only human contact. Two distant voices: that of her elderly grandma General Ko, and of Kazuhiko’s…

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Book Entry: NSE: Net Sphere Engineer

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Book Entry: Blame! Academy And So On

BLAME! Academy and So On is a spin-off series of BLAME! set in the same “City” as BLAME! and is a parody / comedy about various characters in the main BLAME! storyline set in a traditional Japanese school environment. Various elements of the main BLAME! story are parodied, including the relationship between Killy and Cibo, and Dhomochevsky and Iko. Irregularly published in Afternoon and compiled as BLAME! Gakuen and So…

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Book Entry: A.D. Police: Dead End City

The manga is set in 2032. The A.D. Police are an elite group of highly trained and specially equipped police officers, who have been formed to deal with terrorist activities and Boomer crimes in the city of Mega Tokyo. The A.D. Police are offered a great deal of leeway in their activities, often blockading large sections of the city and causing great amounts of property damage in the course of…

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Men Made Gods: Biblical Themes in Blade Runner

Watch any film in Ridley Scott’s Alien or Blade Runner franchises, and you’re bound to notice some common themes. Not least amongst these is man’s search for meaning. Biblical aspects span all of the films, with men like Tyrell, Weyland and finally Wallace making gods of themselves. And in the lands of gods exists monsters, […] The post Men Made Gods: Biblical Themes in Blade Runner appeared first on Neon…

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Book Entry: Wolverine: Snikt!

Marvel Manga action by Japanese superstar Tsutomu Nihei! Alone in a barren wasteland inhabited by robotic, parasitic organisms, the X-Men’s most lethal member devolves further and further into his true, savage, berserker state with each battle. The key to Logan maintaining a link to his humanity may lie with a mysterious young girl. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Batman: Digital Justice

100 years into the future, a computer virus calling itself “the Joker” is menacing the world’s banking and business systems. In this “Batman” adventure, the latest advances in high-definition computer technology have been brought to the comic-book medium. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Ergo Proxy: Centzon Hitchers and Undertaker

The closer to humans, Dorothy’s memory of the humans she encounters is getting thinner. Therefore, when meeting Professor Garland’s confessed, Dorothy believed him, so that he would not lose his past memories. Meanwhile, Leon also has to deal with his ghost past, just when Dorothy and Hart need it … […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

Anthony is a man with an American father and a deceased Japanese mother living and working in Tokyo. One day his son is run over and killed by Yatsu, the “The Metal Fetishist”. Shortly afterward Anthony begins to transform into metal. He discovers that the work of his scientist father may be the key to his transformation. In his father’s house he discovers a secret room with files and papers…

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Book Entry: Digimortal

In a dark, dystopic future, the Church of Transfiguration was formed; their charter was to promote extreme cybernetic enhancements. However, mankind also perfected the art of immortality through genetic manipulation, and then the great ruin came. Now, the Church sends its Inquisition to track down these genetically modified beings, and the only one who is seemingly able to stand in their way is Digimortal, a deadly, violent mercenary… […] Read…

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Book Entry: Cyber Blue

Tinos is the farthest colony planet from Earth. There lives a generation of people who have corrupted the dreams of the founders from 300 years ago. However, a new man will change it all… […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Metal Made Flesh: Blood and Oil

Metal Made Flesh is a cyberpunk space opera that has been likened to “Bladerunner meets Game of Thrones.” Chased to the brink of extinction by an unrelenting foe called the “Veul”, Humanity is forced to take refuge in Tuaoni, a sprawling city on the black market trading hub Equan Yas. Reduced to extreme poverty, and treated as second class citizens by the planet’s inhabitants, humans must do whatever it takes…

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Book Entry: The Metabarons

A grand scale space opera about family, sacrifice, and survival told within an immense universe, both in scope and originality. A must-read cult spin-off of The Incal, by Moebius and Jodorowsky, centering around the fascinating lineage of the ultimate warrior. This collection introduces the Metabaron’s bloodline and reveals the origins of their deep-seated principles. Find out the source of the family’s vast wealth, learn why every Metabaron has cybernetic implants,…

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Book Entry: Mardock Scramble

Why me? It was to be the last thought a young prostitute, Balot, would ever have… as a human anyway. Taken in by a devious gambler named Shell, she became a slave to his cruel desires and would have been killed by his hand if not for a private investigator and his self-aware Universal Tool, Oeufcoque. Now a cyborg, Balot has not only physical powers, but the ability to disrupt…

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Book Entry: Orion

In the mighty Yamata Empire, magic and technology are one and the same. Now the Empire is preparing its ultimate feat of psycho-science: the destruction of all the negative karma in the galaxy. But will this mystical purification be the salvation of humanity — or its ultimate destruction? Only one being can save the Empire from its folly: Susano, the God of Destruction.Wild, arrogant, and homicidal, Susano has come to…

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Book Entry: Mirror’s Edge

Coinciding with the release of the highly anticipated new Electronic Arts game Mirror’s Edge comes an adventure unlike any other! Faith is a Runner in the city – a courier who delivers sensitive cargo by traversing the rooftops of the city’s skyscrapers. But how did she come by this unique black market trade…and what secrets from her past may affect her future? Written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and…

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Book Entry: Tron Volume 1: Ghost in the Machine

Jet Bradley, son of original TRON programmer Alan Bradley, has recently escaped the computer world. But his experiences within cyberspace have left him emotionally scarred — vivid nightmares plague him, and he’s become paranoid and unstable. He shuns technology wherever possible, leaving him effectively crippled in the modern world. And now something within the computer world wants him back! Inspired by Disney’s groundbreaking, science-fiction motion picture classic, TRON: Ghost in…

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Book Entry: The Terminator Comic Books

Ten years ago a nightmare from the future came through time to destroy its greatest enemy. It came in the form of a cybernetic organism, designated: TERMINATOR. Its mission: To locate and kill Sarah Connor, preventing the birth of her son, John Connor, whose future leadership of the human resistance would become a threat to the machines which had all but eliminated humanity on Earth. The Terminator’s mission failed. […]…

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Book Entry: Silent Mobius

In the 21st century the ‘Entities’ came… and the human race needed new heroes. Meet the A.M.P. (Abnormal Mystery Police), six young women with psychic and super powers ready and willing to do combat with the worst monsters, megadynes, and dragons that future Tokyo has to offer! In these three stories, set in the year 2026, learn the secrets of Katsumi Liqueur, daughter of a great sorcerer; Nami Yamigumo, heir…

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Book Entry: RoboCop

Ruthlessly murdered and resurrected, Detroit police officer Alex Murphy was transformed into ROBOCOP, a 24-hour a day cyborg cop. He must track down his murderers and fight corruption in the very corporation that built him. Now that corporation wants to see him dismantled. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Psycho Pass: Inspector Akane Tsunemori

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Book Entry: Psycho-Pass! Inspector Shinya Kogami

The manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! The Psycho-Pass made a better future society possible: a universal fitness app that tracks people’s emotional health. But when crime becomes rare, it also becomes stranger and more dangerous than ever…and in the 22nd century the only “safe” job for a person on the borderline is as a cop–kept on a virtual leash as they hunt down the criminals they may soon…

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Book Entry: Gunnm Last Order

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Book Entry: Empty Zone

Eisner nominated artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Abe Sapien: The Drowning, Queen and Country) brings us a future eighty years after a worldwide black out. The world is a much darker and scarier place. Corinne White is an ex-soldier turned black market spy, data courier, manic-depressive, alcoholic. Punishing herself for mistakes from her past, Corinne is brought out from her spiral when she’s contacted by her dead friends who inform her…

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Book Entry: Eden: It’s an Endless World!

Eden Volume One is both a brilliant love song to the post-apocalyptic survival genre and the beginning of a deep exploration on man’s role in the natural order. In the near future, a large portion of humanity is wiped out by a brutal, new virus that hardens the skin while dissolving internal organs. Those who aren’t immune are either severely crippled or allowed to live with cybernetically enhanced bodies. Taking…

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Book Entry: Hotwire

In the near future, the living and the dead share the same space. Most of the “Blue Lights” are harmless, witless drones, as lost in death as they were in life. Some want revenge. Some want power. Some even want company to join them in the ranks of the departed. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Gunnm Mars Chronicle

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Movie Entry: DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory

Aoba is thrust into a nightmarish existence as each and every Scrap he performs fails with explicit, agonizing and treacherous consequences. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: The Incal

John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called “The Incal.” Difool s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool…

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Book Entry: Man Plus

Welcome to Olissipo City – a shimmering metropolis where technology rules with a heavy hand, cyborg strike teams are commonplace, and the lines between man and machine grow hazier every day. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Limbo

A detective with no memory, no identity and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV… Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems. A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing 50s pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from…

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Book Entry: Lazarus

In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there… […] Read More…

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Book Entry: NOiSE

A Sci-Fi Adventure Set in the BLAME! Universe As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer–and his vicious Silicon Creature… […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Heavy Liquid

Paul Pope brings a quiet, old-school sensibility to noisy, postmodern comics with Heavy Liquid. This graphic novel, set in the late 21st century, focuses on all the classic elements of detective and adventure stories: lost love, mysterious clients, a package everyone wants, and a tired, barely willing protagonist. The narrative details–such as the eponymous liquid, whichis part munition, part drug, and much stranger than any character imagines–are calculated to foil…

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Book Entry: Hacktivist

Hacktivist is the story of two friends who operate one of the largest social media firms by day, but by night, use their hacking skills to help important social causes all over the world. That is, until the U.S. government finds out. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: The Hacker Files

The Hacker Files is a twelve issue DC Comics mini-series published from August 1992 to July 1993. It was written by Lewis Shiner and illustrated by Tom Sutton. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Deathlok

Meet Jack Truman, the highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. operative known as Agent 18. A fateful encounter with Cable is about to land him square in the sights of Project: Deathlok, a S.H.I.E.L.D. initiative so secret even Nick Fury is in the dark about it! […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Singularity 7

With the Earth laid waste by an assault from microscopic nanites, humanity hides in underground cities. But those cities are being destroyed by the ‘Gosiodo’ machine beings engineered to convert the remnants of humanity to the will of the nanites. It’s up to seven men and women, seemingly immune to the nanotechnology, to fight back before there’s nothing left to fight for. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: The Resistance

Manhattan, as you know it, is underwater. The government, in an effort to maintain the delicate balance between a growing population and dwindling food supplies, regulates childbirth rates in the few remaining cities. Those born illegally are hunted down and killed by lifeless corporate-sponsored machines programmed to perform the dirty work of their makers. The media embraces this law. The people embrace this law. The only opposition comes from those…

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Book Entry: Kabuki

Set in an alternate near-future Japan, a young woman codenamed “Kabuki”, acts as an agent and television law-enforcement personality for a clandestine government body known as “The Noh”. In the first volume of the series, The Noh’s nature and background is explained. The Noh is controlled by a renowned World War II Japanese military man known as the General, who has achieved much power and status for being a brilliant…

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Book Entry: TRON

Computer programmer Kevin Flynn is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer, where he interacts with various programs in his attempt to get back out. During his adventure he meets Tron, a rebel program fighting the tyrannical Master Control Program. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: The Terminator

The time is now… but he comes from the Year of Darkness, 2029. He was created to reshape the future by destroying the present. He feels no pity, no pain, no fear. He feels nothing. He is an unstoppable killing machine programmed for murder. He is… The Terminator! […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: RoboCop Vs The Terminator

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Book Entry: RoboCop

Robocop was one of the truly great bits of movie and pop culture magic from the 1980s, and Frank Miller wanted to deliver a masterpiece with his original movie script, but Hollywood massively edited his work. In full-on action, the Robocop story is told as Frank Miller always intended, composed straight from the master’s original writings and scripts! The vast majority of Miller’s insane ideas, vicious black humor and robotic…

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Book Entry: Escape From New York

After bringing the John Carpenter classic Big trouble in Little China to comics, the response has been so strong that we knew we had to bring another Carpenter classic to comics in a style and approach that does Escape From New York justice. Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (HIGH CRIMES, DEAD LETTERS) and artist Diego Barreto (IRREDEEMABLE) bring a action-packed adventure that rocks for both long-time Snake fans and newcomers. […]…

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Book Entry: Machine Man

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Movie Entry: Cybersix

A female android battles her evil creator’s forces as a mysterious superhero. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Cybersix

Dr. Von Reichter is a member of the SS and Nazi Party genetic engineer, who works at the concentration camps during World War II, implanting cybernetic organs in the bodies of dead prisoners in an attempt to resurrect them as one of Führer’s army. However, after the Allied forces defeated the Nazis, Reichter continues to use experiments at South America. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: Bubblegum Crisis

The series involves the adventures of the Knight Sabers, an all-female group of mercenaries who don powered exoskeletons and fight various problems, most frequently rogue robots. The success of the series spawned several sequel series. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: TRON: Legacy

This 144-page junior novel retells all the action and adventure of “Tron: Legacy” and includes an 8-page insert with film stills. […] Read More Advertisements

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Book Entry: TRON: Betrayal

Sam Flynn is the rebellious 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, a computer programmer who disappeared when Sam was just a child. When Sam looks into his father’s disappearance, he finds himself pulled into the same world of brutal programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for almost 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidante, Quora, Kevin Flynn and his son Sam must embark on a life-and-death voyage…

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