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Scott Pilgrim is a series of graphic stories by Bryan Lee O'Malley . It consists of six digest size black-and-white volumes, released between August 2004 and July 2010, by Portland -based independent comic book publisher Oni Press . It was later republished by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins . [ 1 ] The series is about 23-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker and part-time musician who lives in Toronto and plays bass guitar in the band Sex Bob-Omb .
Fullmetal Alchemist ( 鋼の錬金術師 , Hagane no Renkinjutsushi ? , literally "Alchemist of Steel") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa . The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution . Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows the brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric , who are searching a Philosopher's Stone to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy. The manga was serialized in Square Enix 's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine (starting August 2001 and ending June 2010) and was collected in 27 tankōbon volumes. It was loosely adapted into an animated television series of 51 episodes by Bones from October 4, 2003, to October 2, 2004, later followed by a film sequel that concluded the story of the anime.
Soul Eater ( ソウルイーター , Sōru Ītā ? ) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo . Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams consisting of a weapon meister and (at least one) human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use by the academy's headmaster Shinigami , the personification of death , they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, in that order; otherwise, they will have to start all over again. The manga is published by Square Enix and was first released as three separate one-shots serialized in two Gangan Powered special editions and one Gangan Wing issue between June 24 and November 26, 2003.
Death Note ( デスノート , Desu Nōto ? ) is a Japanese manga series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and manga artist Takeshi Obata . The main character is Light Yagami , a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook , the "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a shinigami (a god of death) named Ryuk . The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know, by writing the name in the notebook while picturing their face. The series centers around Light's attempt to create and rule a world "cleansed of evil" as "God" using the notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him. Death Note was first serialized in 108 chapters by Shueisha in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to May 2006.
Dragon Ball ( ドラゴンボール , Doragon Bōru ? ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama . It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters published into 42 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha .
Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, a medium where he has produced series including Watchmen , V for Vendetta , and From Hell . [ 5 ] Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, [ 6 ] (p10) [ 7 ] (p7) he has also been described as "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". [ 8 ] He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile , Jill de Ray , and Translucia Baboon . Moore started out writing for British underground and alternative fanzines in the late 1970s before achieving success publishing comic strips in such magazines as 2000 AD and Warrior . He was subsequently picked up by the American DC Comics , and as "the first comics writer living in Britain to do prominent work in America", [ 7 ] (p7) he worked on big name characters such as Batman ( Batman: The Killing Joke ) and Superman ( Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated mostly by David Lloyd , set in a dystopian future United Kingdom imagined from the 1980s to about the 1990s. A mysterious masked revolutionary who calls himself "V" works to destroy the totalitarian government, profoundly affecting the people he encounters. Warner Bros. released a film adaptation of V for Vendetta in 2005. The story depicts a near-future U.K. after a nuclear war , which has left much of the world destroyed, though most of the damage to the country is indirect, via floods and crop failures.
Watchmen is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore , artist Dave Gibbons , and colorist John Higgins . It was serialized as a limited series by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987, and collected in 1987. Watchmen originated from a story proposal Moore submitted to DC featuring superhero characters that the company had acquired from Charlton Comics . As Moore's proposed story would have left many of the characters unusable for future stories, managing editor Dick Giordano convinced the writer to create original characters instead. Moore used the story as a means to reflect contemporary anxieties and to critique the superhero concept.