Save the Date – Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 2nd!

February 23rd, 2015

“Come to New World Manga”, your favorite Friendly Local Comic and Game Shop for over 18 years where ALL MANGA IS ALWAYS 10% OFF!

SAVE THE DATE Free Comic Book Day – Saturday May 2nd. Get ready for New World Manga’s Annual Free Comic Book Day AND Costume Contest! Receive Special Free Comic Book Day books just for walking in the door, and adults and children come dressed as your favorite Comic Book or Manga character for a chance to win great prizes! Check out the FCBD website for listings of this year’s free comics.

See below for some of the fun happening at your favorite comic and game store!

(Please Check the GAMING EVENTS Page for regular weekly events including Magic: the Gathering, Pokémon League, Heroclix, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and more!)

Thursday April 23
Dice Masters Tournament
Focus on competition or learning. There is room for all skill levels. Official Wizkids tournament prizes will be awarded to all participants!
Time: 6:00
Entry Fee: $4
Dice Masters events will continue every Thursday!

Friday April 24
FNM Double-Header Booster Draft & Commander (EDH)
Dragons of Tarkir Booster Draft (Dragons/Dragons/Fate) at 6:00pm followed by Commander at 10:00pm!
Commander – Magic: The Gathering multi-player. Earn raffle tickets by playing games, winning games, and various other Commander style achievements – Everyone has a chance to win! This week’s raffle prizes include a Foil Jace, the Living Guildpact (2014 SDCC Promo), a $60 value! Minimum 8 players needed for this prize.
Time: 6:00pm (Draft), 10:00pm (Commander)
Entry Fee: $15 Draft, $6 Commander ($20 to play in both)

Saturday April 25
Magi-Nation Duel
Our monthly tournament for this old favorite game!
Time: 1:00pm
Entry Fee: $5

Saturday April 25
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Casual play format with strong prize support for all!
Time: 1:00pm
Entry Fee: $6

Saturday May 2
Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away special FCBD comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Visit New World Manga on Saturday May 2nd, 10am until 4pm, to pick up your FCBD Comics (while supplies last). Additionally, the first 50 people that come through the doors will receive an exclusive FCBD 2015 Tote Shopping Bag filled with additional FCBD freebies!

Enter our annual Costume Contest – Everyone who comes costumed in their best Superhero, Supervillain, or Anime garb will receive an additional FCBD Comic and have their photo taken for a chance to win a complete set of all 50 FCBD comics!! (Winners will be determined by our panel of judges on site and prizes will be awarded in both child and adult categories.)

PLUS participate in game demos, meet our guest artist, or take your picture with a costumed superhero… Free Comic Book Day is the BEST day to visit your favorite local comic book shop!
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Entry Fee: FREE

Sunday May 10
Pokémon League
Note: We will NOT be hosting our weekly Pokémon League on May 10th. Have a happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday May 10th (Mother’s Day)
Yu-Gi-Oh Sneak Peek
Be one of the first to Duel with the brand-new cards from the latest booster pack, Crossed Souls – before they’re available in stores! All duelists will receive 5 packs of Crossed Souls and a limited edition, Ultra Rare Sea Dragoons of Draconia card while supplies last. You can also try to get an exclusive Game Mat through open dueling (given out at random) or by competing in an optional Advanced Format Tournament (no extra charge). Fun for duelists of all skill levels!
Time: 3:00pm
Entry Fee: $20

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!

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


Graphic novels for kids


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.