Spooky Fun!

September 29th, 2014

“Come to New World Manga”, your favorite Friendly Local Comic and Game Shop for over 17 years where ALL MANGA IS ALWAYS 10% OFF!

Fall is in full effect at New World Manga. See below for some of the fun happening this month at your favorite comic and game store including Halloween Comic Fest!

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
(Please Check the GAMING EVENTS Page for regular weekly events including Magic the Gathering, Heroclix, Yu-Gi-Oh!, D&D Encounters, and Pokemon League)

Saturday October 18
Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir Game Day
Bring your best Standard deck and try to win the day for your clan. Everyone who enters receive a full Art Heir of the Wilds and the top 8 players receive a full art foil Utter End. The winner receives the Game Day Champion playmat in addition to pack prizes for top finishers.
Time: 12:00 noon
Entry Fee: $8

Saturday October 25
Halloween ComicFest and Game Day
The Saturday before Halloween come to New World Manga as we celebrate the season with comics and games! We’ll be giving FREE special Halloween ComicFest Mini-Comics perfect for readers of all ages (while supplies last). And spend the afternoon with us for FREE open Halloween themed tabletop gaming. Casual play – No experience necessary. And check the Comic Fest website for information on the mini comics we’ll be giving away and information on the Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever (where you could win a $500 shopping spree at New World Manga or other great prizes)!
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00pm
Entry Fee: FREE

Stop in and check out the best Comics, Cards, and Games – featuring the biggest selection of all the latest Manga at 10% OFF Every Day!
Comic Books, Hardcovers, and Trade Paperbacks from Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, Marvel, Archie, Boom, Dynamite, and many more publishers!
Collectible Card Games like Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, & Yu-Gi-Oh! – check out our Huge selection of Magic Singles!
Plus Tabletop Games, Heroclix, Role Playing Games, Gundam Models, Anime Merchandise, Plushies, and much much more!

A note about Comics & Manga:

Comics aren’t just for Kids and fans of Superheroes. Great graphic literature covers all genres; Adventure, Romance, Horror, Non-Ficture, Science Fiction, Classic Literature adaptations, and adaptations & continuations of your favorite TV Shows and Movies like The Walking Dead, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Simpsons, Doctor Who and so much more! You’ll find something for everyone in your family!

And did you know that comics and manga are a great way to help challenged and reluctant readers become more engaged and confident? The combination of pictures and words activates the left and right hemispheres of the brain and gets them working together! And getting them hooked on stories they’ll want to read will make them excited to keep reading!

So come check out all the great titles in comics, manga, and graphic novels at New World Manga!

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Cosplay at New World Manga

March 23rd, 2012

Every year New World Manga hosts a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Costume Contest! So keep up on your sewing skills and let your ideas flow free! Here are some of our favorites!

Nick as KICK ASS

Christian as Spider-Man

Jesse as Deadpool

Autumn as Misty

David (Our Judge) and Ethan (age 3) as The Captain Americas

David as Rorschach

Graphic Novels for Kids

September 10th, 2009

FROM “THE PARENT PAPER”

Graphic novels for kids

BY PAT VASILIK

A generation or two ago, comics were the reading of choice for a huge number of kids. You bought them, traded them, saved them and read and re-read them. The one thing you didn’t do was borrow them from the library. After all, said the grown-ups of the time, comics are not “real” reading. Well, that has certainly changed in the last decade or so. Now it would be hard to find a library without a selection of what are now called “graphic novels.” And big bookstores have dozens of bookshelves devoted to these and the very popular manga, imported mainly from Japan.

While many of the popular manga series are aimed more at young adults, there are a number that are great for kids. Some are connected with animated television shows or card games, like Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. These stories are filled with adventure and fantasy quests. While they do contain some violence, the good guys are clearly good and fight only the obvious villains. There are some other great manga series for kids to read that are a little lesser known – except of course among Japanese Anime fans! One is Hikaru No Go by Takeshi Obata. A young boy finds a game board possessed by the ghost of an ancient Go master. When the Go master is linked to Hikaru’s consciousness, the two make an unstoppable team. Another is Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma. This series follows a green-haired, adopted girl on her everyday adventures, discovering the world around her. For slightly older children, Cardcaptor Sakura by the well-regarded Clamp and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by the master Hayao Miyazaki are both wonderful examples of manga at its best.

But the graphic format offers much more than manga for young readers. Even very young children have a selection to choose from. In a funny book called Meanwhile, author-illustrator Jules Feiffer introduces readers to Raymond. Raymond, engrossed in his comic book, ignores his mother when she calls for him. As his mother becomes more insistent, Raymond notices that his comic uses the word “meanwhile” to change scenes, and decides to try it himself. Soon Raymond finds himself transported to a pirate ship. When he is forced to walk the plank, his scene-changing device comes in handy yet again, and so Raymond jumps from one adventure to another. This frantic and funny look at a boy, who is literally absorbed by his reading, will have kids eagerly turning the pages to see where Raymond ends up next.

Younger kids will also enjoy the antics of a funny feline in the Comic Adventures of Boots by Satoshi Kitamura. From trying to claim the best place to sleep on the wall to getting Madam Quark, a duck, to teach him how to fly, Boots never seems to run out of ways to get himself in and out of trouble. All of his escapades will be sure to bring a smile and a giggle to young readers.
For slightly older children, the sister and brother team of Jennifer and Matt Holm have created a terrific character called Babymouse. From the first volume, Babymouse, Queen of the World to the newest, Babymouse, the Musical, this heroine has been delighting a growing number of fans.

Although the pink covers may, at first, make you think that this is a book for girls only, Babymouse has the spunk, smarts and daring that make her appealing to both boys and girls. Drawn as a mouse, kids recognize that Babymouse is really every kid, as she struggles with fitting in at school, figuring out how to cope at camp and in her latest adventure, handling the starring role in the school play.

While kids are waiting for the next Babymouse adventure, they can try Scott Morse’s very funny Magic Pickle. Created (by accident, of course) by Dr. Jekyll Formaldehyde, our superhero has been brought out of his decades’ long sleep to fight the Brotherhood of Evil Produce and protect mankind from the likes of the Phantom Carrot and the fiery Chili Chili Bang Bang. The tongue-in-cheek humor is broad enough for kids and the stories and the art are packed with both adventure and silly puns. This

Books and Series Mentioned:

Hikaru No Go by Takeshi Obata (Viz Media, $7.95); ages 9-12.
Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma (ADV Manga, $9.99); ages 9-12.
Cardcaptor Sakura by Clamp (TokyoPop, $9.99); ages 10-14.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki (Viz Media, $9.95); ages 11-14.
Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer (HarperCollins, $6.99); ages 4-8.
Comic Adventures of Boots by Satoshi Kitamura (Farrar, Straus, available out of print); ages 4-8.
Babymouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (Random House, $5.95); ages 6-10.
Magic Pickle by Scott Morse (Graphix, $9.99); ages 8-12.
Bone: Out of Boneville, vol. 1 by Jeff Smith (Scholastic, $9.99); ages 9-13.
Amelia Rules! The Whole World’s Crazy by Jimmy Gownley (Atheneum, $9.99); ages 8- 12.
Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures by J. Torres (Tundra, $12.95); ages 9-12.
The Boxcar Children, A Graphic Novel, #1 by Gertrude Warner and Mike Dubisch (Albert Whitman, $6.99); ages 8-12.
Coraline: the Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, $9.99); ages 10-14.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, adapted by Jane Brigman (Puffin, $10.99); ages 9-12.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Hamilton Tim (Puffin, $10.99); ages 10-13.
Call of the Wild by Jack London, adapted by Neil Kleid (Puffin, $10.99); ages 11-14.
To Dance by Siena Siegel and Mark Siegel (Aladdin, $9.99); ages 9-12.