Galaxy Express 999 is Getting a New Manga Series

first_img Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img Galaxy Express 999 is an excellent series that you should absolutely check out if you haven’t already, and if you have, it’s time to get excited about another new installment. The latest issue of Monthly Champion RED magazine in Japan just revealed on Monday that the classic franchise is getting a new story in the form of the Galaxy Express 999 Another Story: Ultimate Journey manga. It’s launching this May in the same magazine in celebration of creator Leiji Matsumoto’s 80th birthday.The new manga will credit Matsumoto with the original series’ work, setting and design, though artist Yuzuru Shimazaki is taking the reigns of the new series, after previously drawing a reboot of Matsumoto’s Gun Frontier series. It isn’t clear what will take place in the new manga story, but it will likely include new adventures with the very same characters, the young orphan Tetsuro and the mysterious Maetel as they travel through the galaxy so Tetsuro may someday be able to afford a cybernetic body. After Tetsuro’s family is hunted down as if they were some sort of animals, he vows to take revenge on those who hunted them down (and does so rather quickly) and looks for a body so that he may live forever, just like his mother wanted to before she died.The mournful and fantastical anime series spanned 113 episodes and even received movies, specials, OVAs, and 18 volumes of manga. The new manga series will hopefully last even half as long, because it’s been since 1981 since the original run ended. The world needs more of the legend Matsumoto, and this announcement is an amazing one for those interested in classic anime and manga. Make sure you keep an eye out for any sort of western translation we may eventually see, as Galaxy Express 999 deserves it more than any of Matsumoto’s other properties.last_img read more


Gifts for the Archie Comics Fan in Your Life

first_imgStay on target Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Best Moon Landing 50th Anniversary GiftsCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie The Archieverse has practically exploded in the last year with the TV series Riverdale wrapping Season 1 to critical acclaim and now we are deep in the third heart-stopping season. Also, the brand new Archie reboots are pleasing new and old fans alike.If you know someone who’s looking to get into reading Archie or one of the many properties within its universe, you should consult our handy-dandy guide below, littered with plenty of awesome gifts for the Archie Comics fan in your life. Just try not to buy them all yourself.The Art of Betty & Veronica ‘The Art of Betty and Veronica’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)If your coffee table needs some love, The Art of Betty & Veronica is a must-have for Riverdale reading. It features the best artwork of the dynamic duo’s 70-year history. Grab your cup o’ joe, curl up on the couch, and admire the work of creatives like Dan DeCarlo and Bob Montana.Buy it HereArchie Vol. 1‘Archie Vol. 1’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)The first volume of the brand new Archie story is collected here into one full-color collection. If you’re ready to get on with Archie’s modern adventures from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, make sure you start here. It’s going to be one wild ride if you’re used to the old classic adventures, but it’s still a whole lot of fun.Buy it HereJosie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series‘Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)Watch Josie and the Pussycats and take part in all their antics with the classic animated series that really put the band in the public eye. It’s a lot of schmaltzy slapstick humor, but it’s also an extremely fun show to take in with friends and snacks.Buy it HereBest Friends Gold Pin Set Best Friends Gold Pins Set (Photo Credit: B & V Company)While we wait for Archie to choose Betty or Veronica, you don’t have to! Get both of these lovely ladies with this fun pin set. These beautiful pins feature artwork by linework by legendary Archie comics illustrator Dan DeCarlo. Riverdale’s favorite gals are brand new from the B & V Company.Buy it HereStraight Outta Riverdale T-ShirtStraight Outta Riverdale T-Shirt (Photo Credit: Amazon)You’ve binged the third season multiple times, what next?! Show the world how you feel about the whole Riverdale crew with this awesome T-shirt. We need Season 4 now!Buy it HereJughead’s Crown HatJughead’s Crown Hat (Photo Credit: Etsy)You too can have all the flair and style of Riverdale’s favorite burger consumer. The 100 percent wool crown hat will guarantee you’ll never have to wait for a table at Pop’s.Buy it HereSabrina, The Teenage Witch: The Complete SeriesSabrina, The Teenage Witch: The Complete Series (Photo Credit: Amazon)Melissa Joan Hart stars as Sabrina herself in this classic TV box set spanning 162 episodes of the sitcom based on the Archie character. You get 24 discs in this value-priced set, so if you want to bing-watch the entire show, you’re able to start from the beginning and experience the character in a new light.Buy it HereJosie Phone CaseJosie Phone Case (Photo Credit: Society6)Josie McCoy might be one of the coolest chicks in Riverdale, and now some of that can rub off on you too! Have the famous Pussycat cat ears grace your cellular device and usher you into teen rock paradise.See it HereArchie Unlimited Subscription‘Archie’ Unlimited Subscription (Photo Credit: Archie Comics)If you want to get to the meat of Archie Comics, pick up an Archie Unlimited subscription for $7.99 a month to access tens of thousands of Archie publications. You can use it on your iOS or Android device to browse through so many comics, it’ll make your head spin. It’s not a complete archive, but it’s a huge bang for your buck.Buy it HereCheryl Blossom Funko FigureCheryl Blossom Funko Figure (Photo Credit: Amazon)Riverdale’s infamous redheaded vixen and all around HBIC is available in Funko form. Cheryl breaks hearts and egos everywhere she goes. But, who could blame her when she’s just so fabulous at it.Buy it HereThe Archies Vinyl LP‘The Archies’ Vinyl LP (Photo Credit: Amazon)Josie and her felines aren’t the only ones in Riverdale who can cut a rug…The Archies were the originals! Enjoy all the good vibes as Archie would’ve intended on this wonderful vinyl LP.Buy it HereSalem’s Guide to Life BookThe only cat more famous than Josie. Sabrina’s purrfect confident now can bestow his decades of knowledge upon you. Errr just don’t try to take over the world in the process with this Salem’s Guide to Life book.Buy it Here Josie and the Pussycats Music SoundtrackJosie and the Pussycats Music Soundtrack (Photo Credit: Amazon)Some love it and some hate it. I’m firmly in the “love it” camp with this hilarious 2010 take on the Archie-borne band, especially the soundtrack. Give it a chance. You’ll come away being unable to stop humming the tunes.Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:10 Best Gifts for Harry Potter Fans12 Cool Gifts for Black Panther Aficionados11 Awesome Gifts for the Nintendo Loverlast_img read more