An odd trend popped up in comics towards the end of the 20th century. Instead of producing freshly drawn adaptations of film and television, publishers would use images straight from the screen to make a comic book. With the right screen captures and well-inserted word balloons, an animated feature could become a comic book in no time.
Often referred to as cine-manga or ani-manga, these publications were widely used by companies like Disney or Tokyopop to make comics for young readers. Some of the more prolific examples are Studio Ghibli film comics like Castle in the Sky, cartoon series like Avatar: The Last Airbender, and a certain video game about battling monsters. Continue reading Pokémon Power!