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and yes, a 'manga' is a fucking comic book.
I have no issue with people calling manga 'comic books', and it's an obviously ridiculous statement. There are plenty of manga series which if were flipped, most people probably wouldn't even know what the origin is. Manga doesn't have some kind of generalised content, you know? Of course you do, you're just trying to be annoying. Kind of unsuccessfully, but whatever.
I am totally outraged at this statement, and how dare you call them comic books, blah blah yawn blah...
Try harder next time.
Totally reinvented manga in the fifties, creating a style called Gekiga, a film noir influenced mutation of manga. The Push Man And Other Stories would be a great introduction to his work, and he also has a fascinating graphic Autobiography called A Drifting Life that's totally worth checking out.
"I fancy PocketMouse, and I'm going to express this by pulling her hair"