David Mack’s Kabuki turns 25 this year, with a new Omnibus edition


25 years in July, comics creator David Mack released Kabuki to comic stores readers, giving a new escape visually and creatively through his unique style of storytelling. It would continue with critical acclaim, spanning multiple series and some spinoffs. The Kabuki series will be reprinted in a 400-page Dark Horse published Omnibus collection. Its first volume is set for this coming December.

Kabuki is the long running multi-series spanning of a young woman, code name “Kabuki”, who struggles with her identity in a near-future Japan. Working as an operative for a clandestine government agency known as “The Noh,” Kabuki neutralizes dangerous individuals before they become national-level threats, but when the agency she works for is compromised, Kabuki’s personal quest sends her down a difficult path to her own self-discovery, that may bring her in direct conflict with the powers she formerly served.

The origin, the foundation of the story…The very beginning of the acclaimed series created by David Mack. Kabuki Omnibus: Volume 1 collects the first two original Kabuki volumes: Circle of Blood and Dreams in an easy to read trade paper back…loaded with extras! Cover gallery, commentary, new art & text…The perfect book for fans of Mack, his beloved series, and brand-new Kabuki readers.

Kabuki Omnibus: Volume 1 goes on sale for $29.99 on December 11, 2019, at better comic and book stores everywhere. For more info, visit www.darkhorse.com.

Rumiko Takahashi’s earliest manga Urusei Yatsura, set for new deluxe reprint editions


VIZ Media, LLC recently announced all-new deluxe editions of famed manga creator legend Rumiko Takahashi’s (perhaps best known for Inuyasha)  classic work, Urusei Yatsura.

Urusei Yatsura was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (1978-1987), about the hilarious misadventures of an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful alien princess. The successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies. All were well-received and propelled creator Rumiko Takahashi towards more acclaimed manga hits including Maison Ikkoku (1980-1987), Ranma 1/2 (1987 to 1996), and Inuyasha (1996-2008).

The deluxe volumes will publish under the Viz Signature imprint. Each volume will have 400 pages of content, for English publication by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis. The series is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens; Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN.

Urusei Yatsura is an iconic manga series, and until now, has never been fully published in English,” said Amy Yu, Editor in a recent press release. “Our new VIZ Signature editions allow readers to enjoy the complete URUSEI YATSURA for the first time ever. We hope new and veteran manga fans will add this legendary series to their collections!”

For more information on Urusei Yatsura and other Rumiko Takahashi anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.