Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Comics Day

   Here's what I picked up at the comics shop today:

- Astro City #27 - Am I the only one who doesn't know what a Chibi is? (Yes, I'm old.)

- Batgirl #44 - Eye of the Tiger!

- Elfquest Final Quest #11 - Everybody's doing it!

- Flash #44 - He's in deep trouble!

- Hellboy in Hell #8 - Family matters.

- Nick Fury SHIELD #1 - A meeting of two Furys.

- Weirdworld #4 - A meeting of Man-Things!

   Also, a couple of freebies:

- Batman Day - Happy Batman Day, everyone!

- Vertigo 2015 Preview - As my comics dealer said, "I'm giving you this because I know you're a big fan of Vertigo." Then he laughed.

   And that's it! 


Anonymous said...


Chuck said...

I finally looked it up (thanks, Google):

<< Chibi is a Japanese slang word meaning "short person" or "small child." The word has gained currency among fans of manga and anime. Its meaning is of someone or some animal that is small in stature. It can be translated as "little," but is not used the same way as chiisana (tiny, small, little in Japanese) but rather cute. A prototypical example of the former usage in the original Japanese which brought the term to the attention of Western fans is Chibiusa, a pet name for the diminutive daughter of Sailor Moon formed from Chibi Usagi ("Little Rabbit").

In English-speaking anime and manga fandom (otaku), the term chibi has mostly been conflated with the "super deformed" style of drawing characters with oversized heads or it can be used to describe child versions of characters. >>