Magic Still on Top
August 21, 2002
The robust sales patterns that have characterized the Spider-Man-influenced summer of 2002 continued to make their mark on ICv2's Top Ten List for July. Even more than usual, big ticket items tended to dominate the lists this month.
On Market Research, and Will Yu Gi Oh Be Bigger than Pokemon?
August 12, 2002
In this second part of our two-part interview, we talk about anthologies, the market research that showed Viz Shonen Jump would sell here and why, and whether Yu Gi Oh will be bigger than Pokemon.
DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho
August 6, 2002
Viz Communications has announced its lineup for the American edition of Shonen Jump and there is a strong TV connection evident in the choice of material for the magazine, which makes sense given Viz's goal of attaining mass market success with a circulation of one million in two years.
Crime, Sports, and a Magical Girl
July 28, 2002
Set in the Shanghai underworld circa 1932, Hara Tetsuo's Fist of the Blue Sky is a 'prequel' to his action classic Fist of The North Star .
Retailers Will Receive Free Issue #0
July 27, 2002
Viz is launching an ambitious marketing campaign to promote the American version of Shonen Jump , the phone book size manga anthology magazine that sells 3.5 million copies per week in Japan.
Magic Back on Top in Games
July 18, 2002
In comics, Spidey still holds three of the Top 10 Cool Comics in June, with the Kevin Smith-penned Spider-Man/Black Cat #1 in the top slot.
20 Years in Business
July 13, 2002
When Ilan Strasser of Fat Moose took issue with Farace's previous comments on Yu-Gi-Oh , it prompted Farace to stress his longevity using his current strategy.
Yu-Gi-Oh 'Moral Vacuum'
July 9, 2002
Frequent contributor Ilan Strasser of Fat Moose Comics in Whippany, New Jersey, disagreed with retailer Mark Faraces' comments on Yu-Gi-Oh .
No More Sharing with Pokemon
July 8, 2002
Beckett Publications announced that the Beckett Yu-Gi-Oh Collector magazine, which is currently a 'flip-book' with the Beckett Pokemon Collector , will henceforth proceed on its own as the Yu-Gi-Oh Collector .
First Release this Winter
July 7, 2002
Fantasy Flight Games of Roseville, Minnesota announced that it has acquired the rights to create board games based on the hugely popular Dragon Ball Z animated series.