Manga is different from American comic books in many ways, which is why it is sometimes translated as graphic novels. Comic books in America tend to be colored, sold in thin booklets, and written for a teenage male audience. Manga is almost always black and white, serialized in manga collections before being sold in bound books, and has many different genres appealing to many different audiences. There are romantic manga for adult women, mob dramas for older men, cute fantasy comedies for young girls, and much, much more. Just about everyone in Japan reads manga, and there is something to suit every taste.
Manga series are often animated into television shows and movies. See anime.
sure, it's cool when you buy it, you can show it off to your friends. but there is one bad thing about it. They take ten minutes to read, and once you've done that, you probably won't read it again, unless it has nudity or it was really cool. Plus, you will have to wait a while until the next one comes out(it leaves you wanting more)
2.Wow. -_-. that took five minutes to read. Now i've gotta wait until 2008 before the next one gets translated.
3.Wow I read this one fast too.
4.I can't believe I bought this junk!
5.Manga, why have you forsaken me!
See, it's the ultimate scam! You buy one, and it leaves you wanting more. But then you're stuck with the old one. Don't buy it unless the anime version was that uber cool.