ColossalCon 8 Live Blog – Comics vs Manga
This panel involved discussions about US comics a la DC and Marvel in comparison to Japanese manga.
The first part of the panel was discussion and I only caught the last part of it. She talked about how in the US comic artists are hired by the publisher and in the case of the giants such as DC and Marvel one artist/author can work on several different series and depends on what the publisher wants. In Japan manga artists are almost like Hollywood stars and write on a much more regular basis. One of the interesting things is that some (can’t remember right now) Japanese show came from Germany.
The second part was probably more of an audience pleaser: Who Would Win?
There were a lot of different comparisons where one US comic book character is pitted against a character from Japanese manga.
Some examples include:
- Iron Man vs Fullmetal Alchemist
- Joker vs Team Rocket
- Fantastic 4 vs Power Rangers
- Black Canary vs Integra Hellsing
- Martian Manhunter vs Naruto
- Captain Marvel vs. Goku