Shonen Jump

Gary Leach bangfish at
Tue Jan 23 01:24:30 CET 2007


> Shōnen Jump is the name of two different Japanese comic magazines,  
> published by
> Shūeisha.

Shonen Jump is, specific to the discussion here, a monthly  
squarebound newsstand periodical published in the US by VIZ Media  
cover-priced at $4.99 US ($7.99 CAN). It's current page count is 344,  
and the main section is devoted to an anthology of chapters of manga  
series translated and adapted into English and printed in black-and- 
white (there are color sections in the front and back mostly given  
over to marketing).

Many, if not most, of the series that run in Shonen Jump are  
eventually collected by VIZ into graphic novels for the retail  
market. These are at a smaller trim size, run about 200 black-and- 
white pages (the only color is on the covers), with cover prices of  
$7.99 or $9.99 US.

VIZ, one of the first manga-specific US publishers, started out in 32- 
page black-and-white comics, but dropped that format a few years ago.

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