SATURDAY AM #74
BEAST MODE MANGA WEBCOMICS HAVE A NAME! It. is. Saturday AM!
We bring the hottest amateur webcomics to the table each and every issue, a virtual Shonen Jump but with more diversity!!
Our FOURTEENTH ISSUE of 2017 is here and ITS' TIME FOR FUN!
IN THIS ISSUE of the BEST. DAMN. MANGA. DIGITAL. ANTHOLOGY ---
We're ONE. ISSUE. AWAY.
Our #countdownto75 is almost complete but first, it's been a crazy few weeks. Hurricanes, floods, and dangerous rhetoric are plaguing our fans around the world.
We all need a little FUN!
Let's get it with Issue 74 complete with sunny, awesome, SAIGAMI cover by the one and only Andrea Voros!
SAIGAMI is not only one of our longest-running series nor one of our first to have a female protagonist, it's also a deft blend of shonen and shojo story elements ala manga like Inuyasha! If you're new to this FANTASY inspired series then THIS ISSUE IS FOR YOU as we interview the creator, showcase an awesome fan-art gallery, preview her Saturday TANK Vol. 2 of the series AND offer the latest installment!
Not yet, as we round the issue out with:
XERO: KING OF THIEVES - our very 1st manga from China! Jin Chan Yum Wai brings a TRULY DELIGHTFUL ADVENTURE COMIC to our readers.
BETTER OFF IGNORANT (aka BOI) is ALWAYS A BLAST and this comedic-action series by Luqman Otutuloro and Austin Harvey continues its' INSANE antics with our unlikely PHYSICS MASTER, ISA.
COMETMAN by Frederick Ward introduces the beginning of the long-awaited chapter 4 of this female superhero for all-ages.
SHONEN CHAMPION TORA by Spanish artist Samuel Gata is pure shonen-parody with stunning art!
Lastly, we have some great INTERVIEWS including with INSTAGRAM DISCOVERY @papayaparty
So, GREAT CONTENT...FUN CONTENT...DIVERSE CONTENT -- built for a GLOBAL AUDIENCE...?
That's SATURDAY AM, the original and longest-running DIVERSE SHONEN MANGA ANTHOLOGY!
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1. IS THE $5.00 COST A ONE-TIME PAYMENT?
A. Yes. We will notify you via e-mail of the next year subscription date should you wish to participate.
2. HOW MANY ISSUES DO I GET FOR THE $5.00 SUBSCRIPTION?
A. There will be 20 issues of Saturday AM launched a year currently.
3. IF SATURDAY AM IS BI-WEEKLY WHY ARE THERE ONLY 20 ISSUES A YEAR?
A. Saturday AM is still a start-up and with so many creators we felt it was important to build a buffer throughout the year. Many 'weekly' manga anthologies in Japan also do not ship all 52 weeks of the year so we hope readers understand.
4. IF I PAY $5.00 AROUND THE LAUNCH OF ISSUE 10 DO I GET THE PREVIOUS 9 ISSUES?
A. No. We DID offer this at one time but the integration to maintenance of a library was too much and we heavily publicized our exit from this practice in February of 2014. As of now, we offer back issues at $1.99 and offer discounted bundles regularly. You purchase old individual issues separately for $1.99 (Some are FREE) or you can purchase Season Packs that contain 5 issues with discounted prices.
5. WHY ARE THERE INTERVIEWS IN A MANGA ANTHOLOGY?
A. We are a digital magazine first and foremost and featuring webcomics means that we want to shine a light on ALL DIGITAL CREATORS. We firmly believe that the next big thing in media will come from the digital age and while we feature some of the biggest names out there (like WhytManga, Creator of APPLE BLACK) --we will always strive to cover new talent whether they are create comics for Saturday AM or not.
6. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO READ MY FAVORITE MANGA WEBCOMIC, LIKE BULLY EATER, WHEN I USED TO GET IT FOR FREE ?
A. We believe that webcomic creators are producing work as good as those from major publishers but given that they are independent -- anything could happen to prevent their great work from continuing. Injury, financial problems and the like are things that no one is immune to and so like you, Frederick L. Jones developed MyFutprint and Saturday AM as vehicles to help them continue their work to its' natural conclusion. $5.00 is less than some Happy Meals or Mocha/ Latte and yet, it will help to create an apparatus to keeping artists committed to their vision.
7. IF SATURDAY AM HAS THE HOTTEST MANGA WHERE IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE MANGA WEBCOMIC?
A. MyFutprint does not operate like other companies and Saturday AM is not like other webcomic sites. We are not big enough nor do we really want to be a place to find any and every manga comic like some other websites. We would rather have a few quality properties than hundreds of comics for you to click through and we think if you try Saturday AM you will find some comics you like and others you had never heard of.
8. I'M LOST. I BOUGHT THE SUBSCRIPTION BUT SAIGAMI HAD SEVERAL CHAPTERS ALREADY. HOW CAN I CATCH UP?
A. As we mentioned before, the 'LIBRARY' of 2014 issues will be available for all subscribers but likewise, on our site we are going to have all existing chapters (prior to Saturday AM / Nov. 2013) uploaded in the READ MANGA section. Finally, expect details on our PRINT VOLUMES [SATURDAY TANKS] that will collect existing chapters.
9. I BOUGHT THE SUBSCRIPTION BUT CANNOT FIND MY ISSUES OF SATURDAY AM--WHERE IS THIS "LIBRARY"?
A. We are working with GUMROAD to resolve this and are investigating Cloud-Based Storage options as well. That said, the 20-Issues for $5.00 is a LIMITED TIME OFFER. Subscribers AFTER 8 March 2014 will still only pay $5.00 but "your mileage will vary". In other words, you will receive the issue available at the time of your subscription and all subsequent issues (i.e. start at issue 6 and you will get 7, 8, 9 through 20). In the meantime, customers should download the comic and save it onto their hard drive (desktop, mobile or tablet) in a folder that they can easily find/ recover.
10. I ONLY USE PAYPAL. CAN I STILL SUBSCRIBE?
A. At this time, we do offer Paypal for payment but it is ONLY for single issue purchases and not subscriptions We hope to correct this soon! Please keep checking the site and sign up for our OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER for details!
11. IF I SUBSCRIBE TODAY, HOW WOULD I GET MY HANDS ON OLD SATURDAY-AM ISSUES?
A. One would have to either buy the previous issues individually or purchase a the season packs available. The subscriptions are neither automatic access to all issues nor access to all already existing chapters of all our series. The only series on the site that have full up to date existing chapters online are from our AFTERNOON WEB-X LINE of free comics | manga.
12. HOW DO I JOIN SATURDAY-AM?
A. If you a serious creator, first join the PILOT MANGA SUBMISSIONS GROUP and make sure to READ the rules on the group and you will know all you need to join us. Once accepted into the group, you will join the AM community, learning from one another and improving your skill getting feedback preparing you for the manga|comic contests we run called "TEST FLIGHTS". Details on test flights are also made available on the group. The titles we publish are exclusive to us and creators still fully own their properties.
13. MORE QUESTIONS?