Monthly Archives: July 2014

Review: Big Comics Original Godzilla special

There’s a surprising lack of buzz in the English-speaking fan community about Big Comic Original’s special Godzilla issue from earlier this month. You’d think that a 342-page comic anthology featuring some of the hottest names in manga writing new Godzilla … Continue reading

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Slightly more than 1 week’s worth news wrap-up

Hey, it’s been a while, but even with SDCC, not a whole lot of Japanese SF/horror/fantasy-related stories have been cracking lately. The biggest story this round involves a major corporation butting in and baselessly threatening legal action against a small … Continue reading

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G-Fest XXI notes

We promised some coverage from G-Fest XXI, held in Chicago on July 11-13 of this year, so here it is. It’s later than it should be, and there’s a chance it might upset/offend some of the folks who’re heavily emotionally … Continue reading

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Extra special mid-week news roundup (even more Godzilla stuff edition)

Some G-Fest XXI coverage is on its way (we’re still deciding on if a written report or a podcast would be better; any opinions?), though I’ll probably still refer those who’ve never been back to the G-Fest XVIII coverage I … Continue reading

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News roundup: Early due to G-Fest edition

The world’s largest Godzilla convention is this weekend, and the Maser Patrol crew is on site! Because of this, the news will be coming a little off from its normal weekly posting. Anyway, here’re a few neat stories: A second wave … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 15: Anime 101 presentation for Star Clipper’s Comics University

A sort of unusual episode here: Star Clipper in St. Louis runs a weekly seminar series in the summertime under the moniker Comics University. I was invited to give a presentation on the history of anime and manga, which, as you can … Continue reading

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Weekly news recap: A whole lotta licensing

A whole bunch of neat stuff got licensed for distribution in the US over the past week, particularly when it comes to anime and manga of the 1960s. For the readers who aren’t in the States (honestly, I have no … Continue reading

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