Adam Warren Interview Part 2: An American in Manga

"Those Tie Fighters are crazy!"

In Part 1 of our interview, writer-artist Adam Warren described what it was like discovering comics and how he got into drawing. Now, in Part 2 of our interview (above), the creator sits down with Troy-Jeffrey Allen to talk about the struggles (if any) of being an American in manga, words of wisdom from Joe Kubert, landing a one-in-a-million chance on Dirty Pair, and which Star Wars story was his favorite to adapt.

Check out the video above. And then, discover more of the books Adam mentions below: 

(W) Adam Warren (A/CA) Adam Warren
Of course, it's side-achingly funny. Sure, it's eye-lovingly illustrated. But is it just possibly the best send-up of superheroes yet created? In a word . . . duh! Adam Warren's Empowered rattles the capes-and-tights cage in a manner well-deserved for said enclosure, but That's Not All, true believer. There is "genuinely affecting emotion" (Library Journal). And it's for "real, live adults" (MTV Geek News). In fact, Empowered is "a fantastically rendered book on every conceivable level" (Comic Book Resources). Don't be a coward, get Empowered! Collects Empowered volumes 1, 2, and 3.
In Shops: May 20, 2020
SRP: $39.99
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(W) Adam Warren (A) Emily Warren, Ryan Kinnaird, John Staton, Takeshi Miyazawa, Brandon Graham (CA) Rob Porter (A/CA) Adam Warren
With every Empowered Special collected under one vast roof, Empowered Unchained sprays a shrapnel salvo of sizzling superhero satire, written by the almighty Adam Warren and illustrated by Warren and comicdom's most feared makers of pictures heroic! Featuring grave-robbing supervillains! Broom-swinging vigilantes! Slutty cyberangels! Animal crimebots! Boozy ninja! Angry spaceships! And more!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2015
SRP: $19.99
(A/CA) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley.
The art, from conception to release, of Hayao Miyazki's classic film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Includes interviews, concept sketches and finished animation cels.
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $34.99
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(W) Haruka Takachiho (A/CA) Hisao Tamaki
A two-in-one manga omnibus about the classic science fiction characters by Haruka Takachiho and Star Wars: A New Hope manga artist Hisao Tamaki! Kei and Yuri, known as the Lovely Angels-or the notorious Dirty Pair, depending on who you ask-work as "trouble consultants" for the galactic Worlds Welfare and Works Association (WWWA). But in their pursuit of space-wide justice, they cause space-wide disaster! The chaotic (and strangely successful) exploits of these interstellar agents have charmed audiences since their debut in 1980. For the first time ever, this manga adventure for the iconic pair, created in Japan as a retelling of the first light novel, will be available in English, contained entirely in one omnibus!
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $18.99
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(W) Rumiko Takahashi (A/CA) Rumiko Takahashi
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum's horns in ten days-or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn't make Ataru's job any easier. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru's troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $19.99
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