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Japan, as one might expect, has its own set of traditions revolving around holidays. Valentine's Day, for instance, has been imported from the West, but the rituals around it have grown very specific. Only girls give gifts on Valentine's Day, and that gift is almost never anything but chocolate. They give simple store-bought 'obligation' chocolates to any boy they'd consider a friend, and those aren't considered to mean much at all. But for that special someone, they're supposed to go to more effort -- buying fancy, expensive chocolates, or for the ultimate touch, making something at home from scratch.

Boys are expected to return the favor exactly one month later. March 14 is a holiday known as 'White Day,' when boys give white chocolate to any girl who gave them chocolate on Valentine's, and maybe fully begin a relationship with one. (You will be unsurprised to learn that White Day was invented entirely by the Japanese candy industry.)

Nowadays, though, there's a growing awareness of people who don't fit the mold -- especially in anime and manga. What do non-straight couples do on Valentine's Day? Some authors have answered that question, sometimes even drawing on their own personal experience...

7 pages out of 21 )
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Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today shall be my last 2011 entry for Scans-Daily 3.0 because of vacations but because of that I have some treats for all of you before I go. Enjoy!

Good Times )
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In The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, there's only one holiday that's celebrated as much as April Fool's Day.

It all started in 2007: )
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X-mas isn't the only holiday this time of year, so I thought I'd share some comicage of my personal holiday of choice, the secular winter holiday Agnostica!

Agnostica comic behind cut )
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Well, it's that time of year again, so here's a post that's become sort of an annual S_D holiday tradition. From 1989's Christmas With the Super-Heroes, I bring a short holiday Deadman tale called "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot."

There's Giordano art, too, if that entices you. )
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Well, Halloweens almost over so why not make one last post? I did a post featuring the first issue last year just before Halloween kinda sad that I haven't done one in all this time.

So here's issue 2 and 3 of Steve Niles and Scott Hampton's Simon Dark. 7 pages each from 22 page story.

Simon Says What? )              

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And now, a holiday classic, showing the true face of that eeevil heathen holiday called Halloween, or as Chick tracts call it...

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Okay. Halloween is going to end in a few minutes, so I might as well find a way to end it... with the Simpsons. Something to hold you till they air the Treehouse of Horror this year.

A way to end Halloween )
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Of all Go Nagai's works, this is the one he likes the best. This is when he was striving for more than just echii comedies or action. Devilman had a message. Devilman had character.

Devilman was no where near as popular as Mazinger Z and that annoyed him greatly. He wrote Mazinger Z to blow off steam.  Devilman was an artistic endeavor.

And it's still a Cracktastic affair.

But it's ending is the stuff of legends.

For Halloween, I think I'll post some, starting from the beginning. NSFW due to nudity. This post contains 61 images from Volume 1's 199 pages. I think that's about right for proportions.

So here we go! And remember, read Left to Right.

And god I hope the cut works...

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A little Halloween fanart. Plus, for those questioning why Batman would train people to help with his mission (the Batman Inc. concept), an explanation from Bruce, himself, from close to a decade ago.

Read more... )
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Well, it's less than 10 minutes (local time) until the 6th of January, Twelfth night, the Feast of Epiphany when it is traditional to take down Christmas decorations, so I just have time to slip this in under the wire. A couple of DC's official invitations to their annual Christmas party.

As you might hope, these are a little more creative than many such invitations

Now who could THAT be holding the "tree" together?
Merry Saturnalia Judeo-Christian heroes! )

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A preview, via Newsarama from the Marvel Digital Holiday Special, out tomorrow
It's canon now )
To be tagged with the title:marvel divas, character tags for Patsy Walker, monica rambeau, felicia hardy, angelica jones, and creator tags for Abby Denson, Sara Pichelli, Emily Warren, Kristyn Ferretti and Lauren Sankovitch

I'll also ask if somebody can direct me to the newspaper Sherlock Holmes comic strips? The ones that had Holmes out to catch a villain who preyed on filthy, penniless rent boys ("So, you know Holmes, try to wear some nicer clothes than you usually do"). It ended with him knocking over a bowl of oranges. Ring any bells?


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