French city creates world's longest comic strip

May 22, 2016

French city creates world's longest comic strip

A group of artists in the central French city of Lyon broke the record for the world’s longest comic strip Saturday with a nearly mile-long artwork, organizers said. The feat brings the figurative medal for the longest comic strip back to Lyon from New ...

South Korean 'webtoon' craze makes global waves

Nov 25, 2015

South Korean 'webtoon' craze makes global waves

Seoul office worker Park Sun-min constantly checks his smartphone — trawling for updates on an insect apocalypse, ghost soldiers haunting the inter-Korean border, and a supermarket worker’s struggle to form a trade union. Along with millions of other South Koreans, Park is, by his ...

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

Jul 17, 2015

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

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Ambition matters more than brains in Shigenobu Nagamori’s world. As chief executive officer of Japanese motor maker Nidec, Nagamori is known for his eccentric management style. Prospective employees have faced off against each other in eating and shouting competitions; new hires at headquarters in ...

Batman celebrates 75th birthday

Jul 4, 2014

Batman celebrates 75th birthday

Ker-pow! Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this month with a series of comic-book, video-game and other events putting Gotham City’s famed caped crusader firmly back in the spotlight. July 23 is officially Batman Day, and to mark the occasion in Hollywood, Warner Bros. ...

Comic book character Archie to die 'heroically'

Apr 9, 2014

Comic book character Archie to die 'heroically'

Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of “Life with Archie,” a comic book series ...