Big Comic Superior
Cover of February 22, 2008 issue
|Frequency||Semimonthly on 2nd and 4th Fridays|
|First issue||July 1, 1987|
Big Comic Superior (ビッグコミックスペリオール Biggu Komikku Superiōru) is a semimonthly seinen manga magazine published since July 1, 1987 by Shogakukan in Japan. Its target audience is somewhere between the audience for Big Comic Original and Big Comic Spirits. The magazine has published works by a number of well-known manga artists, including Ryoichi Ikegami, Mochiru Hoshisato, Yū Koyama, Yūji Aoki, Fumi Saimon, Norifusa Mita, George Akiyama, and Buronson.
Superior was originally a special issue of Big Comic Original, published twice monthly on the 1st and 15th. However, since it was selling just as well as the main three magazines (Big Comic, Big Comic Original, and Big Comic Spirits), it began to be released every other week. It is currently released twice monthly on the second and fourth Fridays. As of 2015, Superior has a reported circulation of 115,334 for each issue.
List of works
- Aibō by Tamayo Koyasu
- Aji Ichi Monme by Yoshimi Kurata, Yoshita Abe, and Yukie Fukuda
- Ankō: Kaizuri Kaijō Sōsasen, written by Masaki Kitahara and illustrated by Hideki Akiyama with assistance from Fishing Graph
- Azumi by Yū Koyama
- Bow Wow by Terry Yamamoto
- Chūshun Komawari-kun by Tatsuhiko Yamagami
- Hannari! by Fumi Saimon
- Gigant by Hiroya Oku
- Higake Kin'yūden Komanezumi Shussemichi, written by Toichi Akizuki and illustrated by Kōji Yoshimoto with supervision from Yūji Aoki
- Kiichi!! by Hideki Arai
- Lord, written by Buronson and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami
- Maihime: Diva, written by Ryō Kurashina and illustrated by Tomoya Ōishi
- Money no Ken by Norifusa Mita
- Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt by Yasuo Ohtagaki (ongoing)
- Moonlight Mile by Yasuo Ōtagaki (ongoing)
- Ojuken no Hoshi, story by Mayu Sugiura, illustrated by Kenjū Imatani and created by Nozomi Hashira
- Okuribito by Akira Sasō
- Radio Jikan by Radio Wada
- Rāmen Hakkenden, written by Rokurō Kube and illustrated by Tan Kawai
- Reiraku by Inio Asano (ongoing)
- Sekai no Chūshin de Kuda o Maku by Inosuke Rodriguez
- Shakaijin Misaki Satoru by Yasuyuki Kunitomo
- Sprite by Yūgo Ishikawa (ongoing)
- Team Medical Dragon, written by Akira Nagai and illustrated by Tarō Nogizaka
- Jason Thompson (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. 327-239. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
- "Men's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Japan Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data June 2015. Retrieved Oct. 28, 2015.
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