Things to know about comic history (Part 3)

Comic Code is a very strict law, author Marv Wolfman once told readers about the unreasonable severity of this law.

When he started working in DC, the publisher did not allow his Wolfman surname to be printed because, according to Comic Code, anything related to werewolf was banned. Luckily after that, when the human mind was gradually cleared, the law was also loosened, but there are still some basic things such as no nudity, brutal murder, no brutal torture rape, sexual intercourse, non-advocacy for the use of drugs as well as homosexual relations.

Between the 1950s and 1970s was the Silver Age. After the second world war ended, Comic had to compete fiercely with genres such as horror and detective. Superheroes are back, selected, psychologically and mentally invested, and everyday conflicts are clearly portrayed, using scientific theories to explain their stories. The plot is also becoming more and more complex. This period also marks the dominance of two giants in the American Comic publishing industry, Marvel and DC. DC returns with the Superman series, Batman series and most popular series bringing together all of DC’s superheroes: Justice League of America. Marvel has emerged with the series The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men.

Modern Age starts from the 1980s until now, the heroes have become more real, people with deep inner conflicts, many authors put into their stories the problems. contemporary pain such as alcohol, drugs … the color of the story also becomes darker. The battles in the story are no longer just between heroes and bad people, but also the government and industrial tycoons. This period also gave birth to a new class of characters: The anti-hero with extremely complex psychology and stories with many tragic elements. The drawing style in American Comic is the realistic style, the expressive expression is not fluent and expressive like the style of Manga. However, if you are familiar with Comic, readers will love that drawing style.

Things to know about comic history (Part 2)

In the previous article, we introduced you some information about the history of comics. Let’s continue finding out about this topic in this article.

Comic France – Belgium was heavily influenced by the US, but during World War II, the German blocking of American culture caused many Comic artists in France to create their own character styles and become famous for works about heroes. Unfortunately, when the war ended, the French government introduced a policy banning the use of violent and adult images, leading to a series of French publishers looking for and composing Comic in the same way. humor. Many very famous pre-war stories were brought back, most notably Franquin’s Spirou and Les Aventures de Tintin. The humorous style has gradually become a feature of the French-Belgian Comic. Over the next decades, French-Belgian Comic became more popular with the advent of Lucky Luke of Morris, Asterix of Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

Recently, Comic France – Belgium is known not only for its humorous style, funny elements, but also philosophical issues, psychological issues, and bold artistic experiences. Compared to the birthplace of Comic France – Belgium, America was not inferior to the early appearance of Comic. Here, Comic book form appeared first and also quickly applied publishing standards.

From 1938 to 1954 was the golden age of American Comic. World War II affected Comic this period, a series of superheroes born with simple storylines and they participated in the anti-fascist war, most notably Captain America. However, the emergence and over-development of a series of superheroes led to an explosion of violence, causing outrage and calling for a boycott of Comic all over America. This event ended the golden age of Comic and at the same time the government introduced Comic Code, which is a law about things that cannot be included in comics.

Top 10 comics artists who created success for Marvel (Part 2)

6. John Buscema:

John Buscema is a comic artist who chooses a classic style, a style of exaggeration and exaggeration. He is also one of the key painters of Marvel. John Buscema Known to take care of the characters in the works: The Avengers, The Silver Surfer, Fantastic Fourm, Thor, Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian,…

5. John Romita Sr and his son:

John Romita Sr. Born in 1930, after the famous Funnies series released in 1949, Romita began to become the object that manufacturers want to collaborate. The Amazing Spider-Man is considered his “life”. Some famous comics have his contributions: Black Panther, Dare devil, Dazzler, The Amzing Spider-Man, Avengers, Eternals, Ghost Rider, Heroes for Hope, …

His son – John Romita Jr. Also a talented comic artist. John Romita Jr. participate in drawing works such as Thor, X-Men, Iron Man and Daredevil, …

4. Jack Kirby:

Jack Kirby was born in 1917, his real name is Jacob Kurtzberf is a comic book editor and artist. Jack Kirby is often honored as the face of Marvel at the present time. It’s no exaggeration to say that without Jack Kirby there would be no Hulk, Thor, Captain American, X-men, Fantastic Four, or Avengers.

After his death at the age of 76, his name was honored for the Kirby Awards and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

3. Todd McFarlane:

In the 1980s, the appearance of Todd McFarlane was like a star of Marvel. The popularity of Todd McFarlane is tied to the appearance of Venom – the “giant” evil that bombarded the worldwide sales charts.

Spawn – the cult series launched after separating from Marvel to own business has become a “bomb” for the comics market. When Spawn’s sales reached 17,000 copies per episode, McFarlane was at the peak of his career.

Today, Todd Mcfarlane is known as the founder of McFarlane Toys, and president of Image Comics.

2. Steve Ditko:

If you are a big fan of “Spider-Man”, definitely thanks to artist Steve Ditko – who is considered the father of this character. Besides Spider-Man, Steve Ditko has participated in producing equally famous works: Amazing Adventures, World of Fantasy, Speedball, Phantom, Rom Spaceknight, Marvel Super Heroes, Strangge Tales.

1. Alex Ross:

In his lifetime, Alex Ross has painted many heroic characters, and he also deserves to be one of them. Characters drawn vividly, Ross is the “legend” of comic artists. In 1994, arguably one of the most developed years in Marvel’s history, the biggest credit goes to Alex Ross.

Alex Ross follows the surrealistic school, his works are not copied slowly anywhere, but are completely the imagination of the author.

3 comics are produced in Malaysia

It is not easy to become a comic artist/writer, more in Malaysia. Just try counting with both hands, how many local cartoonists have made it big abroad and chances are you’ll have some unused fingers. While the Internet has broken geographical boundaries, there are still other long-standing challenges.

There are many options available for ambitious comic creators today, say, five or 10 years ago. In addition to self-publishing, there are specialized local publishers such as Maple Comics and Garaj Komik.

During the Geek Con event in March, self-published topics and avenues of specialized publishers were discussed. There are advantages and disadvantages, but both roads share a common goal – to help local artists and writers publish their works.

Streets Of Red (RM15)

The story of this mature reader should be your cup of tea if you had a very bad experience with the cycling gangs, as it was inspired by a report about a young woman being attacked by a bandage. Bicycle party at the gas station – and no one turned up for help.

The main character of the comic is The Rider, a type of Wheeler, who is on a mission to avenge the death of his lover, who was killed by a biker gang named The Stingers.


The only self-published title out of reviews this week, this is a positive start for the creative duo, although there is still a lot of work needed in terms of plot (and sub-story). and in the art department. However, it is worth noting that a lot of effort (and cost) went on to make sure that high quality paper was used for its book and cover.

Scenes Of The Father (RM20)

One person found the rib band Amir biology quite interesting, because he said he liked to spend his entire writing career talking about himself! Well, if you don’t know or never talk to him, you’ll probably find that statement too much; on the contrary, Amir is a visionary, not only wants to talk about himself but also help others share/publish their stories.


In the latest Maple Comics product, Amir shares his childhood, his father, his kampung history and a proven unscientific relationship between cow dung and elephant ear wax! While such stories are often shared in family reunions, more than 90 pages here make me feel like a distant relative of Amir.

Anyway, it is NOT all about Amir because we have Chee (remember IDW Wake Wake The Dead?) About artist duties. He is an established mainstream artist who has published his work in several countries. The style that fits the Chir rib noir-ish style perfectly reflects the past, when the duo created a highly thought-provoking explosion from Amir rushing through.

Pelempang Realiti (RM20)

Another travel book, in which Arif Rafhan shares his Southeast Asian trip with a group of former classmates. On the outside, the title has a dreadful feeling, though, the slap from the title comes from the gray they encounter, especially after experiencing childhood that makes them see the world in black and white.


Similar to Jejon Di Jepun, it will appeal to those who have similar experiences with what is shared by the creator or his friends. It can be counterproductive if you are interested in a larger audience. However, Arif still shows a prolific storytelling talent. One suggestion is that he should learn more about his creative descendants and not just focus on travel.

The darkest corners of human society in Nishioka Kyodai’s comics

With the dark stories that can be found in modern life, Nishioka Kyodai has turned them into unforgettable horror comics.

Nishioka Kyodai is a 2-member mangaka group. Their first works appeared quite early, in 1989. In the following years, Nishioka Kyodai’s comics became famous, although until 2010 until now, Malaysian readers have a chance to continue accessing the unforgettable stories of this author group.

The manga of the Nishioka Kyodai group, though drawn like a children’s story, is aimed at young people, with dark content. The theme of the story often revolves around heartbreaking stories, social evils, suicide, problems in modern life and the fear of existentialism.


For example, one-shot “For My Children”, the author has mentioned a topic that everyone has to face in life: should they have children or not. Before the big decisions of life, everyone stopped before the conflict: whether or not to give birth, when the current conditions are not good, and you do not like to be bound by children?

Stories are often told in an autobiographical voice, with little or no dialogue. Combined with images, the stories become ingenious metaphors. For example, in the “Wolf Girl” oneshot, while the character says she is with a wild wolf, the storyline is a human.

Nishioka’s sense of hovering, silent, eerie became a horror in itself, comparable to Ito Junji. Both refer to the strange, mysterious phenomena of the world and people. However, while Ito Junji is often a fiction, Nishioka refers to the dark corners that exist in real life.

Scary, the most dazed is still “God’s child”. The story is about a child compared to the child of God, with extremist, wicked, dark thoughts, to avenge the world.

God’s child, like the other works of the Nishioka group, has no dialogue but only the autobiography of the characters. The story follows the child from before birth, childhood to adulthood. As a child, this child was unusual but seemed to carry the psychology of a psychopathic murderer. Although talented, superior, but it has extremist, depraved, cruel thoughts.

However, Nishioka always leaves a question that makes readers constantly wonder: is this child born simply cruel, or because of the terrible things happening around a society that made him like that? The plot of the story hits readers with dark shocks: from the story of a child seeing a teacher raped, until the first murder.

Top 3 best comic books about sports in Jump history

Weekly Shonen Jump has created many countless comics of all kinds, loved by many people. One of the most charismatic genres is sports genre comics.

In a myriad of genres that are loved by the audience, sport is indispensable. Today we will take a look at 3 of Jump’s most popular sports comic. The ranking is done a survey and published on Goo Ranking.

1. Slam Dunk – 1,191 votes

This is probably a popular series that everyone who loves sports must know, not only does the series inspire a passion for basketball for so many generations.

Slam Dunk is a comic that talks about Shohoku which is a high school basketball team. The main character of this comic is Hanamichi Sakuragi, a record holder of “T squared” (falling in love), with outstanding strength and very hot blood, leading a group of disruptive students.


Although he came to basketball because he wanted to get the attention of his friend Haruko, Hanamichi has really found love for this subject since playing basketball. It is Slam Dunk’s meaningful and humorous story that makes it an extremely memorable and worth watching anime among sports series.

2. Haikyuu – 546 votes

Haikyuu tells about Hinata Shouyou, a junior high school student who wishes to become a volleyball athlete after watching a match. He decided to join the high school volleyball team, and after finding enough members he was able to join the first match in his life after 3 years of waiting.


Here he encounters Tobio’s court and is knocked out for the first match, but he is still determined to train to revenge. However, when going to level 3, in the wrong way, how do these two people become each other’s teammates?

3. Kuroko no Basket – 463 votes

Kuroko no Basket is a sports comic that talks about Teikou Middle School basketball team. This is a legendary team known as the “Generation of Miracles”. After graduating, these 5 stars moved to various high schools in basketball. However, little is known about player 6 with the nickname “ghost” – Kuroko Tetsuya.


Without potential, Kuroko Tetsuya moved to the school with the new basketball team. But Kuroko met Kagami Taiga – the specter and the light that met, they together tried to fulfill their goals and dreams to bring Seirin to the Japanese championship.

Golden Comics Award & Connection 2018 promotes international cooperation

Golden Comics Awards & Connections 2018, which takes place on October 2, is considered the historic success of those in charge of this comic event as well as those in this field.

That event once again attracted great attention thanks to the efforts of the organizers of the Taiwan Cultural Agency for organizing international exchange and networking events with the award ceremony.

Commenting on the above events, Hew Kuan-yau, Malaysia’s Managing Director of Asian Comic Books, said the Taiwanese comics field continued to be surprising, and the comic books he was seen at This event has been more diverse over the years. Elisabeth Wolf, the founder of the company and owner of Swiss Chinabooks E.Wolf, was pleased with the results of this year’s ceremony when buyers could buy comic rights when meeting some good comic artists. most of Taiwan. Paul Gravett, an independent British executive, notes that Sean Chuang is one of the best comic novelists in the world, and he hopes to see more literary comics in future events.

Taiwan’s comic is a rich source of products, ready to turn into derivative products. Understanding this well, the Gold Comics Award & Connection 2018 has a showcase that showcases how Taiwanese comic books have been inspired to be adapted into movies, games and music. AKRU’s “Scrolls of the Northern City” was released as a film, praised by French comic-book expert Laurent Melikian and Access Bright’s Japanese CEO Osato Yuji. Osato Yuji thinks that this product has shown a natural connection between comics and feature films.

Attracting the attention in the 2018 program is the exhibition of expanded practical applications (XR) of Young-Jiu Store and exhibiting themed songs with the Demo comic version. Overall the event shows the outstanding result of promoting derivative works in a culturally creative economy.

The year 2018 also marks the first collaboration of the Golden Comics Award & Connection with Japan’s Kaigai Manga Festa. Organizers paid for the 9th GCA winner Li Lung-chieh to attend this year’s Kaigai event. Other GCA winners will attend the COMITIA event in Tokyo in November as well as the Kitakyushu Pop Cultural Festival.

The Golden Comics Award & Connection 2018 is not only an opportunity to absorb new ideas into the local market, but also bring Taiwanese comics to the world.

7 famous comic books are banned from circulation in the world

Related to political, religious or pornographic issues are the main reasons why the following popular comic books are banned in many countries.

1. Ultraman


In 2014, the cult series Ultraman: The Ultra Power is banned in Malaysia due to the use of the word Allah – the name of the supreme saint of Islam, the main religion in this country. Allah is mentioned in the story next to the superheroes, which is said to be his lowering behavior. Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs issued a statement about the ban: “Ultraman is admired by the younger generation, but the act of comparing Allah with these superheroes will cause deviations in public thinking and faith”. Story owners can be imprisoned for up to 3 years or slightly, paying a fine of USD 6,000.

2. Pokémon


The whole series of world-famous Pokémon series and cartoons were banned in the United Arab Emirates in 2001. The comic series was accused by authorities of encouraging social evils and containing many Christian symbols. At that time, Pokémon card playing animals were very popular, which partly caused the gambling problem to explode in an uncontrolled way in this country.

3. Death Note


The Death Note comic book is banned in China, the story of Light Yagami student who uses supernatural methods to destroy criminals is considered wild and illegal. In addition to the book of destiny, the Chinese government also banned another series of violent manga such as Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan and Psycho-Pass because they have adverse effects on physical and psychological student. Death Note is also banned from publishing in many other countries like Mexico, Russia.

4. Barefoot Gen


Some schools in Japan stopped circulating the Barefoot Gen – documents used to teach World War I history – due to their somewhat violent content.

5. Dragon Ball


One of the world-famous manga is banned in many public schools in Maryland, USA. In 2009, a series of Maryland elementary and middle schools stopped circulating Dragon Ball in the library on the grounds that it contained “pornography.” Earlier in 1999, the famous toy store chain in the US TOYS R US also had to stop issuing Dragon Ball Z due to parents complaining that the story is like light and boring hill culture.

6. Manga, 60 Years Of Japanese Comics


The book of Japanese comics history is banned in many libraries in California, USA after having a complaint from a parent about a book containing pictures of people who have a relationship with animals that are not in perfect customary style.

7. Welcome to Sugar Pot


This adult genre manga is banned in native Japan because it is contrary to the order for the development of healthy manga for young people when it contains excessively sexy drawings. With the 2020 Olympics coming up in Japan, there are still many early titles with content or drawings that are too adult to stop being released.

Malaysian Laughs and Incredibly Strange Stories

Bolehland is where everything is possible even strange tales, and unbelievable things can happen, some say it’s the “can do” attitude that makes it so, others just smile and enjoy the flow of strange, even true events. It reminds of the word Kiasu, used in Singapore, Bolehland’s meaning is no obstacles are ever too difficult or hard to overcome. While many laughs about the Kiasu ways of the Singaporeans, it might not be all that funny unless you take the stand that the Bolehland ways are far superior to that of the pesky neighbours. A few tales that have been told in the past confirms what a Bolehland attitude is all about.

Prime Minister Grants Perodua Licenses

The first tale requires that you first know that in order to get a Perodua dealership it is necessary to first see the Prime Minister. It seems that such a dealership license can only be granted by the highest political office and to confirm this you could read up more about the confession of Vasu, Chithirakala, as he thanked the MIC leader. So many believe the reason for the PM never having the time to get to all his tasks could be due to his dealings with Perodua licenses.

€114 Million Paid to the Kantow-tant

Then there is also the submarine deal by the government in which Perimaker, a Malaysian company enjoyed a fee worth €114 million for their coordination and support services. Now believe the “anything can happen” scenario? In this one, it might seem that government are unable to buy directly from countries and must depend on middlemen, and this is where the opportunity for those calling themselves consultants flourish as since in Bolehland senior consultants have the name of “kantow-tants.”

Wives Upset by the Pondan

The third tale part of all the can-do tales in Bolehland or the stories doing the rounds is the full page the Bahasa-Daily devoted to the doings of the Malay men, they all left their wives for transvestite lovers called “pondan”. Wives complained, and the Pertubuhan Kebaijkan Sahabat Insan Malaysia received many letters from the women upset about losing their husbands to she-male lovers.

What followed were scientific surveys and detailed investigations, and at the end of it, all the blame fell on the wife’s attitudes when all was learned about the pondan’s attracting the husbands. The advice the chairman shared with the wives was to take care of their husbands and to pamper them. The husbands agreed that they fell in love with the transvestites due to the services they offered, and in the long run, the she-lovers were more devoted. It does question the statements by the highest ranked politician that Malaysia is a completely Islamic country though, so it’s questionable also that pondan could be a problem in such a community, but as we know in Bolehland, anything is possible.

There are thousands of tales to be told about strange but true things part of the Bolehland and most are even more strange than those already mentioned, so maybe soon we will explore more unreal happenings with those who like to giggle and enjoy the stories of a place where anything is possible.

Comics about Malaysia

Bolehland is an online comic series created by Tan Wai Kit, the artist of the comics, and Dan Khoo, the designer of the site and editor of the photos. These two creators decided to come together to show everyone worldwide their experiences in Malaysia and the culture surrounding the unique Asian country by creating comics about Malaysia. The comics are like what you would see in a typical newspaper: three to seven strips, cute and cartoon-esque art style, and a humorous event that is related to the country. However, not every comic posted is about Malaysia.

One of the more recent ones was about the artist’s experience during his trip in India. Moreover, you can find the comics, information about the artist and the site designer, and read updates about their experiences via their Twitter and Facebook accounts – which both can be found on the main page of the website. Plus, there’s also a support button which will lead users to a site where they can donate to the creators if desired. An interesting fact about this webcomic is that it was featured in a local newspaper, Sinar Harian, and the creators talked about their motivation for creating the webrooming, how they started the website and more information regarding their creations.

What is Malaysia like?

According to the creators of the site, Malaysia is an interesting country to live where anything could happen! Though moreover than that, Malaysia is known for being one of the most popular places to visit if you’re craving a taste of visiting a beautiful country with a stunning coast. Plus, outside of the country coats, Malaysia has some of the jaw-dropping forests and national parks that are home to some interesting wildlife, such as big cats, Asian elephants, hornbills and other bird species, and a whopping number of over 250 reptile species as well. So, Malaysia is a hub that you should consider visiting if you have a passion for natural beauty that can be observed safely.

Though, if nature isn’t your passion nor your forte, Malaysia has one of the best food selections that you can find in Asia. Due to the country being surrounded by other populous Asian countries, their food is a mix of meals and spices found in India, China, Thailand, and Indonesia. No matter where you may head to, or what restaurant you visit, you are sure to come across a unique and diverse menu of meal choices. Though, it is recommended that you try them all! It’s better to expense Malaysia in full and get to know the culture by tasting some of their amazing food.

Lastly, Malaysia is more diverse than it may originally seem at times. Since it is surrounded by an array of other Asian countries, its common to find a blend of the cultures in Malaysia. Around 54% of Malaysians are either Malay, Jawa, Minang, or some other race. However, a whopping 62% of the population is Muslim, and around 11% of the population identifies as natives who can be Islam, Christian, or Animist. Malaysia is basically a melting pot of diversity which is rich, respectful, and just hands down a unique.