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DRAGONBALL's Trunks;


Introducing Manga
American Comics Get a Facelift

Manga is often praised for its art-driven presentation of the story. Often in American comics, words fill the page. Mangas from the Dragonball series by Akira Toriyama, for example, use images to portray much of the feeling and storyline. Notice the abundant use of text in American comics compared to Japanese comics.


American comic: X-MenJapanese manga: Dragonball

American comic, X-MEN, left; Japanese manga, DRAGONBALL, right;



New Revolution

Vast changes have occured in the American comic industry. Many traditional characters and comic book lines, like DC Comic's Superman and Marvel Comic's X-Men, have gone through a series of facelifts involving elements of manga style.

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Not Alone

Freefall Joe Madureira is just one of the wave of new artists influenced by manga. Another artist is J. Scott Campbell. As a penciler for Gen13, he is responsible for one of the hottest comics by Wildstorm Productions.

GEN13's Freefall, right;

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