Gene Simmons' son, Nick Simmons, surprises Bleach fans with his comic - Incarnate
. And by surprises I mean mostly piss off. One fan spotting some similarties to the Bleach manga sparked tons of fans gathering together and comparing scene by scene to show that Nick's latest manga is a far stretch from being original. (Compilation of the images at the end of the article
Fans then further took matters into their own hands and brought news of the event right to Kubo-sensei himself in which Kubo-sensei mentions on his twitter account:
12:07 - I've received tons of comments from fans overseas while I was sleeping stating that there is a manga in America that looks a lot like Bleach. I checked out the site that was all in English and not really knowing what it all said it appears that Gene Simmons' son Nick Simmons wrote a new manga.
12:08 - Quite frankly, more than whether it looks like it (bleach) or not, I'm more interested in the fact that Gene Simmons' son is a mangaka...
Incarnate's publisher has also responded
to the overwhelming power of fans to, well, support Kubo's best interests stating:
Radical's response in regards to Incarnate:
We at Radical Publishing, Inc. and Radical Comics, Inc. are quite concerned to hear the news surrounding Nick Simmons’s Incarnate Comic Book. We are taking this matter seriously and making efforts now to contact the publishers of the works in question in an effort to resolve this matter. We have halted further production and distribution of the “Incarnate” comic book and trade paperback until the matter is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. Rest assured that Radical is taking swift action regarding this matter and will continue in its efforts to maintain the integrity and protect the intellectual property of artists throughout the world whose creative works are the bedrock of our Company and the comic book industry.
I understand the desire to want to draw like your favorite author, but if you're going to make a manga/comic look *that* much alike, it's best to come to Japan during Comiket and sell your doujinshi ;).
For more info pics and Sources check:http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/446299.html
Which ones did you consider to copy Kubo the most? Mine goes to #12...