Comic Bom Bom

コミックボンボン

Jan 1994 Feb 1994 Mar 1994 Apr 1994 May 1994 Jun 1994
Jul 1994 Aug 1994 Sep 1994 Oct 1994 Nov 1994 Dec 1994
Jan 1995 Feb 1995 Mar 1995 Apr 1995 May 1995 Jun 1995
Jul 1995 Aug 1995 Sep 1995 Oct 1995 Nov 1995 Dec 1995
Jan 1996 Feb 1996 Mar 1996 Apr 1996 May 1996 Jun 1996
Jul 1996 Aug 1996 Sep 1996 Oct 1996 Nov 1996 Dec 1996
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Jan 1998 Feb 1998 Mar 1998 Apr 1998 May 1998 Jun 1998
Jul 1998 Aug 1998 Sep 1998 Oct 1998 Nov 1998 Dec 1998
Jan 1999 Feb 1999 Mar 1999 Apr 1999 May 1999 Jun 1999
Jul 1999 Aug 1999 Sep 1999 Oct 1999 Nov 1999 Dec 1999
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Jul 2002 Aug 2002 Sep 2002 Oct 2002 Nov 2002 Dec 2002
Jan 2003 Feb 2003 Mar 2003 Apr 2003 May 2003 Jun 2003
Jul 2003 Aug 2003 Sep 2003 Oct 2003 Nov 2003 Dec 2003
Jan 2004 Feb 2004 Mar 2004 Apr 2004 May 2004 Jun 2004
Jul 2004 Aug 2004 Sep 2004 Oct 2004 Nov 2004 Dec 2004
Jan 2005 Feb 2005 Mar 2005 Apr 2005 May 2005 Jun 2005
Jul 2005 Aug 2005 Sep 2005 Oct 2005 Nov 2005 Dec 2005
Jan 2006 Feb 2006 Mar 2006 Apr 2006 May 2006 Jun 2006
Jul 2006 Aug 2006 Sep 2006 Oct 2006 Nov 2006 Dec 2006
Jan 2007 Feb 2007 Mar 2007 Apr 2007 May 2007 Jun 2007
Jul 2007 Aug 2007 Sep 2007 Oct 2007 Nov 2007 Dec 2007

Raw scans can be found on MEGA via the links on the right.

Alternately parsed as Comic Bon Bon, Comic BomBom, Comic BonBon, or even Bom Bom Comics. A monthly comic anthology by Kodansha that began in October 1981, containing over seven hundred pages of manga and promos for toys, games and hobbies, serving as a competitor to Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic.

It prominently featured tie-ins to anime, toy and video game franchises in the '90s onward, with spin-offs and adaptations of Gundam, Ultraman and other mecha/sentai series as some of its biggest draws at the time. It even spawned original material based on Western properties, including Marvel's Spider-Man, the X-Men, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

A couple of short-lived spin-offs were also released, the first of them was Super Bom Bom (スーパーボンボン) which ran from May 1987 until July 1988, though Deluxe Bom Bom (デラックスボンボン) was more notable, a larger B5-sized book which ran exclusive manga and had an extra emphasis on 4-koma. It only ran from July 1990 to April 1995; some series hopped to mainline Comic Bom Bom once it ended, while most were forced to suddenly wrap things up.
In 2006 the magazine reformatted from A5 size to B5, and ended many series in short order to make way for new material. Comic Bom Bom ended completely in December 2007, but was later revived in July 2017 as an online publication on Pixiv.

Ore-tachi Bom Bom-Dan (おれたちボンボン団) is perhaps the best resource for the magazine, listing the contents of every volume from 1991 to 2007 and most Deluxe volumes, the bibliography of the mangaka, and even remarks on the collected editions, noting which episodes are compiled and any edits that were made! Any gaps in its data I filled using Mandarake's photographs of their contents pages.
The list below is only a partial one.
Super / Deluxe Bom Bom series are marked with an asterisk (*), and holiday specials are marked with a dagger (†).
Famicom Fuunji (ファミコン風雲児)Jun 1985 ~ Nov 1987
Famicom Hissho Dojo ( ファミコン必笑どーじょー)Aug 1985 ~ Oct 1987
Famicom How-To Manga (ファミコンハウツーまんが)Jun 1986 ~ Dec 1986
* Sci-Fi Robot Classic: Transformers (SFロボット巨編 トランスフォーマー)May 1986 ~
Super Mario (スーパーマリオ)Dec 1988 ~ Sep 1998
Rock'n Game Boy (ロックンゲームボーイ)Oct 1989 ~ Dec 1991
Ganbare Goemon (がんばれゴエモン)Aug 1991 ~ Sep 1998
Rockman (ロックマン)Jan 1992 ~ Aug 1996
Cosmo Gang's World: Untouchable Cosmo Police (コズモギャングスワールド コズモポリスアンタッチャ)Feb 1993 ~ Aug 1993
Garou Densetsu (餓狼伝説)Mar 1993 ~ Jan 1996
† Star Fox (スターフォックス)Apr 1993
* Garou Densetsu: Senritsu no Maougai (餓狼伝説 戦慄の魔王街)Dec 1993 ~ Sep 1994
Rockman X (ロックマンX)Jan 1994 ~ Aug 1998
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (ミュータントタートルズ)Mar 1994 ~ May 1995
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-Koma Stage (ミュータントタートルズ 4コマステージ)Jun 1994 ~ Apr 1995
* Irregular Hunter Rockman X (イレギュラーハンターロックマンX)Jul 1994 ~ Apr 1995
* X-MEN (Xメン)Jul 1994 ~ Oct 1994?
4-Koma Directive: X-MEN (4コマ指令! Xメン)Aug 1994 ~ Apr 1995
* Laughs & Laughs: X-MEN (笑と笑トX-MEN)Dec 1994 ~ Jan 1995
King of Bandit Jing (王ドロボウJING)Apr 1995 ~ May 1998
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles '95 / '96 (ミュータントタートルズ'95 / '96)Jun 1995 ~ Oct 1996
► Minasaaan! Bomberman desuyo!!Sep 1995 ~ Jun 1998
Puyo Puyo 4-Koma: Puyo Puyo~n (ぷよぷよ4コマ ぷよよん)Jan 1996 ~ Aug 1996
Rockman 8 (ロックマン8)Feb 1997 ~ Mar 1998
Rockman Maniax (ロックマンマニアックス)May 1997 ~ Feb 1998
Medabots (メダロット)Jun 1997 ~ Jul 2003
The King of Fighters: Kyo (ザ・キングオブファイターズ京)Apr 1998 ~ Jul 1998
Pocket Fighter (ポケットファイター)Apr 1998 ~ Sep 1998
Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ)Apr 1998 ~ Jan 1999
The Miracle of the Zone: Summoner King Rex (MOZ 召喚王レクス)Jul 1998 ~ Dec 2001
Beast Wars II (ビーストウォーズII) Jul 1998 ~ Feb 1999
Robot Ponkottsu (ロボットポンコッツ) Aug 1998 ~ Mar 2003
Let's be a super GAME CREATOR!! (ゲームソフトをつくろう)Sep 1998 ~ May 1999
► Bomberman Bakuretsu School WarsNov 1998 ~ May 1999
Saint Fighter Devilman (闘神デビルマン)Nov 1998 ~ May 1999
Jiku Tantei Genshi-kun (時空探偵ゲンシクン 進め!ジクモン探偵団)Dec 1998 ~ May 1999
Ganbare Goemon: Kikiipatsu! Harahara Tenkomori Dochu-ki (がんばれゴエモン ~危機一髪! ハラハラてんこ盛り道中記~)Feb 1999 ~ Jul 1999
Beast Wars Neo (ビーストウォーズネオ)Apr 1999 ~ Oct 1999
Power Stone (パワーストーン)Apr 1999 ~ Sep 1999
Beast Wars Metals (ビーストウォーズメタルス)Nov 1999 ~ Apr 2000
Animastar (アニマスター)Mar 2000 ~ Nov 2000
Dokapon Q: Monster Hunter (ドカポンQ モンスターハンター)Jul 2001 ~ Jan 2002
Goemon: Shin Shudai Shumei! (ゴエモン 新世代襲名!)Dec 2001 ~ Aug 2003
Super Dog: Blender Bros. (スーパードッグ ブレンダーブロス)Dec 2001 ~ Oct 2002
Magi-Nation: Dan's Grand Moonland Adventure (マジャイネーション -ダンのムーンランド大冒険記-)Jul 2002 ~ Sep 2003
Mr. Driller (ミスタードリラー)Oct 2002 ~ Jun 2003
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (真・女神転生 デビルチルドレン ライト&ダーク)Nov 2002 ~ Mar 2004
Space Fishermen (スペースフィッシャーメン)Nov 2002 ~ Jun 2003
Metroid: Samus & Joey (メトロイド サムス&ジョイ)Dec 2002 ~ Apr 2005
Dr. Mario-Kun (ドクターマリオくん) Jan 2003 ~ Dec 2007
Mechazawa-Kun (メカ沢くん)Feb 2003 ~ Apr 2005
Q-Robo Transformers (Qロボ トランスフォーマー)Apr 2003 ~ Nov 2004
Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation (バーチャファイター サイバージェネレーション)Apr 2004 ~ Feb 2005
Rakugaki Kingdom (ラクガキ王国 ピクセルの大冒険!!)Jul 2004 ~ Jun 2005
Spider-Man J (スパイダーマンJ)Sep 2004 ~ Nov 2005
Sly Cooper: Phantom Thief (怪盗スライクーパー)Jan 2005 ~ Sep 2005
Transformers: Galaxy Force (トランスフォーマー ギャラクシーフォース)Feb 2005 ~ Oct 2005
Made In Wario (メイドインワリオ)Mar 2005
Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether (メトロイドプライム エピソード オフ エーテル)Jul 2005 ~ Jan 2006
Deltora Quest (デルトラ・クエスト)Nov 2005 ~ Dec 2007
Gon-Chan (ゴンちゃん)Jun 2006 ~ Aug 2007
Dinosaur Century Dinocroa (恐竜世紀ダイナクロア)Feb 2006 ~ Aug 2007
goblin (ガブリン)Jan 2006 ~ Jan 2007

Famicom How-To Manga

ファミコンハウツーまんが

By Ikuo Miyazoe (みやぞえ郁雄), ran from June 1986 to December 1986. Kid hero Shunichi spectates on video game adventures, including GeGeGe no Kitaro Yokai Daimakyo (Ninja Kid) Ghosts'n Goblins, Super Mario Bros. 2, Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dochu, Super Star Force, and Transformers Convoy no Nazo.

The series has never been reprinted. The Transformers episode is archived at TF Raws, but the rest have yet to be scanned in full.

Sci-Fi Robot Classic: Transformers

SFロボット巨編 トランスフォーマー

By Ikuo Miyazoe (みやぞえ郁雄), ran in Super Bom Bom from May 1986 to July 1988. A kiddies series that rebranded four times in its eight episode run, from 2010 to Beastformers to Headmasters and finally Masterforce.

Never reprinted. The first episode can be found at TF Raws, and excerpts from other episodes can be found on Twitter [1] [2].

Super Mario

スーパーマリオ

By Kazuki Motoyama (本山一城), ran from December 1988 to September 1998. It had no consistent title as it constantly rebranded to whatever new game it adapted; often referred to as "KC Mario" because of the KC Deluxe branding on its collected editions.
A breezy comedy adventure recapping the stories of the games with its own oddball twists and characters. Spin-off games were often covered in Deluxe Bom Bom, and are marked in bold below. The games covered include:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nov 1988 ~ Apr 1989)
  • Super Mario Land (May 1989 ~ Jul 1990)
  • Dr. Mario (Aug 1990 ~ Oct 1990)
  • Super Mario World * (Nov 1990 ~ Sep 1992)
  • Mario Open Golf (Oct 1991 ~ January 1992)
  • Yoshi's Egg (Mar 1992 ~ May 1992)
  • Super Mario USA (Nov 1992 ~ Nov 1993)
  • Go! Go! Mario Paint (Nov 1992 ~ Nov 1993)
  • Super Mario Land 2 (Feb 1993 ~ Nov 1993)
  • Super Mario Kart (Oct 1992 ~ Aug 1993)
x 3
x 4
x 1
x 7
x 1
x 1
x 1

x 3
x 3
  • Yoshi's Safari (Sep 1993 ~ Apr 1994)
  • Mario & Wario (Dec 1993 ~ Feb 1994)
  • Wario Land (Mar 1994 ~ Apr 1995)
  • Wario's Woods (May 1994 ~ Jul 1994)
  • Donkey Kong '94 (Aug 1994 ~ ?)
  • Donkey Kong Country (? ~ Aug 1995)
  • Yoshi's Island (Sep 1995 ~ Jun 1996)
  • Super Mario 64 (Jul 1996 ~ Sep 1998)
  • Mario Kart 64 (1996 Winter Super Jumbo)
  • Yoshi's Story (Jan 1998 ~ Jul 1998)
x 2
x 1
x 3
x 1
x 2
x 2
x 3
x 5

x 2

* Super Mario World was moved to Deluxe Bom Bom during Mario Open Golf's run, and resumed in Comic Bom Bom after that series ended.
The entire series was collected across 47 volumes (including two 4-koma compilations); numbers after the running dates show how many volumes each series is collected in. Some one-offs or incidental stories were bundled into volumes of another game; the Mario Kart 64 one-off is found in the fourth Super Mario 64 book, for instance.
Go! Go! Mario Paint had no book of its own, but had its thirteen chapters reprinted in other volumes, from volume 1 of Super Mario Kart to volume 1 of Donkey Kong Country. Assorted 4-koma were also included in certain volumes.

The Chef has scanned a majority of the volumes on Imgur; download links can be found over at The Mushroom Kingdom. A few random chapters have been translated by MiloScat (MEGA / Flickr) to document their references to the Super Mario Bros. movie.

Rock'n Game Boy

ロックンゲームボーイ

By Shigeto Ikehara ( 池原しげと), ran from October 1989 to December 1991. Much like Famicom Rocky and its ilk, Hajime Nanba alternately has a heart attack trying to beat the latest Game Boy game, or thrashes his opponents using impractical button-pressing maneouvres.

Collected in five volumes, though apparently some episodes have portions trimmed or omitted. [src] It's acknowledged on a few sites, including the Reploid Research Lavatory, but nobody's translated any of it to my knowledge.

Ganbare Goemon

がんばれゴエモン

By Hiroshi Obi (帯ひろ志), ran from August 1991 to September 1998. Based off the Konami franchise and recapping the four Super Nintendo games, plus the first PlayStation and N64 games, in addition to other escapades.

The series was collected in twelve volumes, though one of the stories was shortened in the collected edition [src]. Small scans of the Uchuu Kaizoku Akogingu volume are on Angelfire from Goe, and beatlesfan931 had scanned entire volumes and translated several chapters years ago... but hosted it all on MegaUpload, which is long dead.

Rockman

ロックマン

By Shigeto Ikehara ( 池原しげと), ran from January 1992 to August 1996. The adventures of Mega Man, recapping the first seven games in the classic series, as well as the first three Game Boy games.

Collected in 14 volumes; the Rockman 7 series was reissued in April 2011, and Rockman 1 & 2 in a single volume in December 2014. A majority of the chapters are summarised in text on the Mega Man Knowledge Base, and most of the series has been translated into Spanish at Traducción de Mangas Rockman, but I don't think there's been a proper English translation yet.

Cosmo Gang's World:
Untouchable Cosmo Police

コズモギャングスワールド コズモポリスアンタッチャ

By Yoshimi Wamada (はまだよしみ), ran from February 1993 to August 1993. Based on the arcade games by Namco, a goofy cartoon parody of their own Galaga series.

Never ever reprinted!

Star Fox

スターフォックス

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A one-off by Kazumi Sakamoto (坂本かずみ), published in the 1993 Spring Special (春休みジャンボ増刊号), released in April 1993.

Never reprinted.

Garou Densetsu

餓狼伝説

By Yuji Hosoi (細井雄二), began March 1993 to January 1996. The Legend of the Hungry Wolf, or Fatal Fury to most folks! Follows Terry Bogard and the boys as they get real miffed at Geese Howard and his various shenanigans.

Collected in 8 volumes. No translation to my knowledge.

Garou Densetsu: Senritsu no Maougai

餓狼伝説 戦慄の魔王街

By Ken Ishikawa (石川 賢), ran from December 1993 to September 1994 (?) in Deluxe Bom Bom. Roughly translated as Fatal Fury: Devil Street of Horror and apparently completely bonkers.

Collected in two volumes, which were compiled into one book for its reissue in March 2000. The full story is translated into English by Hokuto no Gun.

Rockman X

ロックマンX

By Yoshihiro Iwamoto (岩本佳浩), ran from January 1994 to August 1998. Following Mega Man X's rising through the ranks of the Maverick Hunters, adapting Mega Man X through Mega Man X4.

Collected in 12 volumes. The first three volumes have been translated by Dr. Neko, and the entirety of X1 and X2 are available in Spanish at Traducción de Mangas Rockman.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

ミュータント・ニンジャ タートルズ

By Michael Haato (みかえる・は~と), ran from March 1994 to May 1995. It's the heroes in a halfshell... in manga and 4-koma form! The series loosely adapted the third theatrical film from June to November 1994, and shrank in pagecount to just 4-koma under the Mutant Turtles 4/4 title for its final run from December 1994 onward.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 adaptation was collected in a single volume, and has been translated to English by the Optical Internet Translation Gang.

The rest of the series was never reprinted as far as I'm aware; I think the author worked on a couple of Kodansha-published TMNT books at the time, but I don't know if it featured these, new manga, or just artwork.

March 1994
?

April 1994

April keeps knocking down the turtles in the Turtle Van.

March 1995
?

April 1995

All 4-koma. Rat King gets harrassed.

May 1995
?

Irregular Hunter Rockman X

イレギュラーハンターロックマンX

By Shigeto Ikehara ( 池原しげと), ran from July 1994 to April 1995 in Deluxe Bom Bom. Maverick hunting in the 22nd century, an adaptation of Mega Man X with new characters and twists.

Collected in two volumes. The first volume was translated to English by PWN Scanslations (can't find the source, it seems to have only survived on questionable e-reader sites), and the first chapter is in Spanish at Traducción de Mangas Rockman.

X-MEN

エックスメン

By Hajime Shiraishi [?] (白石創), ran from July 1994 to October 1994 (possibly November, unconfirmed) in Deluxe Bom Bom. More than likely about those uncanny superheroes with the mutant powers and whatnot.

Never reprinted.

4-Koma Directive: X-MEN

4コマ指令! エックスメン

By Shin Ogata (緒方信), ran from August 1994 to April 1995. A series of silly four-panel comic strips starring those uncanny X-Men.

Never reprinted.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles '95

ミュータントタートルズ'95

By Shin Ogata (緒方信), ran from June 1995 to October 1996, rebranding to Mutant Turtles '96 on January 1996. Extremely stupid antics based very loosely on the Japan-only Super Mutant Turtles toyline and OVA.

This series was never collected or reprinted; the Super Turtles tankobon you might have seen are of the Dengeki Super Famicom series, not this.

June 1995
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July 1995
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August 1995
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September 1995

The Turtles milk gags out of old horror movie clichés.

October 1995

The Turtles, Shredder and his gang take part in a foot race.

November 1995

The Turtles engage in the arts: painting, music, opera, cartooning...!

December 1995

The gang share some Christmas cheer.

January 1996

The Turtles enjoy some Japanese customs, and Shredder's out to spoil it.

February 1996

Still on their Japanese kick, the Turtles play with more aspects of culture and mythology.

March 1996

I have no idea.

April 1996
?

May 1996

Shredder and the Turtles settle their differences through baseball.

June 1996

All 4-koma. The Turtles take on various sports.

July 1996

All 4-koma. The Turtles explore the perilous jungle.

August 1996

All 4-koma. The Turtles enjoy some beach activities.

September 1996

All 4-koma. The Turtles riff on fantasy tropes.

October 1996
?

Minasaaan! Bomberman desuyo!!

みなさ~ん! ボンバーマンですヨ!!

By Gen Sato (佐藤元), ran from September 1995 to June 1998. Quirky antics in modern day Japan with a rotating cast of Bombermen.

See the Totally Bombastic Bomberman Shrine Place for scans and info!

Puyo Puyo 4-Koma

By Yutaka Hirano (平野豊), began January 1996 to August 1996. A series of 4-koma focused on the world of Puyo Puyo, specifically the fourth instalment Puyo Puyo~n.

The series was collected in a single paperback under the title Puyo Puyo Daikoushin (ぷよぷよ大行進).

Rockman 8

ロックマン8

By Koji Izuki (出月こーじ), ran from February 1997 to March 1998. Wily's robots are still menacing Mega Man, and now the mysterious interstellar robot Duo barges his way into the skirmish.

Collected in three volumes, and reissued in two volumes in December 2015. Raw scans can be found at Tanjou Scanlations, and one chapter is available in English at Mega Man Amino, apparently based off a Spanish translation from Traducción de Mangas Rockman, though I can't find the source.

Rockman Maniax

ロックマンマニアックス

By Hitoshi Ariga (有賀ヒトシ), ran from May 1995 to March 1998. Not a manga so much as a Mega Man variety section: silly skits, 4-koma and vignettes.

Some material was reprinted in Ariga's Rockman Megamix volumes, though the whole thing was collected in one volume in 2011, then reprinted across two volumes with extra material in 2015. The Mega Man Knowledge Base summarises most of the contents.

Pocket Fighter

ポケットファイター

By Hideo Yoshimura (吉村秀雄), ran from April 1998 to September 1998. Chibi cosplaying shenanigans from the heroes of Capcom's fighting franchises featured in Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix.

Never reprinted.

April 1998

Sakura's looking to more fighting skills, but no one in town has what she wants.

May 1998

Hsien-Ko gets hounded by everyone, from Rolento to Zangief to Akuma!

June 1998

Felicia is turned evil by Shadaloo's experiments.

July 1998

Dan inducts Sakura and Ibuki into his training regime.

August 1998

Tessa's spells and experiments spoil everyone's fun at the beach.

September 1998

Egos clash at the swimsuit contest.

Rockman & Forte

ロックマン&フォルテ

By Koji Izuki (出月こーじ), ran from April 1998 to January 1999. The rival robots Mega Man and Bass join forces against the tyrannical King.

Collected in two volumes, and reissued in a single volume in January 2016. The first volume has been translated by Tanjou Scanlations.

Robot Ponkottsu

ロボットポンコッツ

By Tamori Ha Taru (タモリはタル), began August 1998 to March 2003. Known as RoboPon in the West and one of many Pokémon tagalongs, focusing on cute robots.
It's also really horny? The kind of horny where 70% of each female character - hell, 70% of each panel! - is taken up by monster-sized gazongas and erect nips? BIG HORNY.

The series was collected in nine volumes, and reissues were released in 2013 and 2015.

Bomberman Bakuretsu School Wars

ボンバーマンバクレツ学校大戦争

By Kai Makoto (カイ・マコト), ran from November 1998 to May 1999. The cast of Saturn Bomberman are reimagined as warring elementary students, making every schoolyard squabble needlessly explosive.

See the Totally Bombastic Bomberman Shrine Place for scans and info!

Saint Fighter Devilman

マジャイネーション -ダンのムーンランド大冒険記-

By Yoshihiro Iwamoto (岩本 佳浩), ran from November 1998 to May 1999. Also transliterated as Toshin or Toushin Devilman. Kei Kamishiro fuses with the fallen Amon to battle the world-ending Zenon, with as much blood and guts as a Japanese kids magazine can allow.

Collected in a single volume in May 1999, and later reissued in May 2017 with some redrawn art and extra content, apparently. Raw scans can be found at Random Raws, though the series has not yet been translated.

Dokapon Q: Monster Hunter.

ドカポンQ モンスターハンター

By Kawori Sakano (坂野カヲリ), ran from July 2001 to January 2002. Most likely about a spiky haired dude whacking monsters in a cave.

Never reprinted.

Ganbare Goemon: Kikiipatsu!
Harahara Tenkomori Dochu-ki

がんばれゴエモン ~危機一髪! ハラハラてんこ盛り道中記~

By Hiromi Yamafuji (山藤ひろみ), ran from February 1999 to July 1999. Roughly translated as "Risky Business! Thrills Piled-High Adventure Journal".
An original story mashing up villains, elements and plot points from the latest 1999 releases, including Goemon's Great Adveture on N64, Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage on PlayStation and the Pokémon-esque Tengu-to no Gyakushuu! on Game Boy.

Never reprinted.

February 1999

Bismaru possesses Wise Old Man so he can hijack Impact and wreck the place.
[01-02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]
[10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]
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March 1999

Yae joins the gang as they battle the Ayashi Family with their individual Impact mechs.

April 1999

Bismaru revives Dochuki, boss of the underworld.

May 1999

The heroes are warped to another realm where they meet Hajime and tussle with Kabuki 64.

June 1999

The four Impacts form Gattai Impact to battle Mother Ayashi.

July 1999

The heroes finally do battle with the transformed Dochuki.

Goemon: Shin Shudai Shumei!

ゴエモン 新世代襲名!

By Tsushima Naoto (津島直人), ran from December 2001 to August 2003. Based off the futuristic reboot of Ganbare Goemon on PlayStation and Game Boy Advance, roughly translated "New Age Successor".

The series was collected in four volumes released from May 2002 to September 2003, simply titled "Goemon".

Super Dog: Blender Bros.

スーパードッグ ブレンダーブロス

By Koji Izuka (出月こーじ), ran from December 2001 to October 2002. Following the exploits of Blender and the Cosmo Keepers, the star of their own Game Boy Advance game by Hudson Soft... that never got a Japanese release?

Never reprinted.

August 2002

Blender and his platypus pal are stranded on a desert island.

Magi-Nation:
Dan's Grand Moonland Adventure

マジャイネーション -ダンのムーンランド大冒険記-

By Itaru Watanabe (渡辺格), ran from July 2002 to June 2003. Based off the card game of the same name, or more specifically the Japan-only Game Boy Advance tie-in, of teenage Dan stumbling into a fantasy realm and battling monsters and what-have-you.

The series was collected in three volumes.

Mr. Driller

ミスタードリラー

By Kazumi Hoshi (星和弥), ran from October 2002 to June 2003. No doubt hilarity involving blocks and oxygen metres.

Never reprinted!

Space Fishermen

スペースフィッシャーメン

By Toshio Nishimura (西村としお), ran from November 2002 to June 2003. Yes, based off the Japan-only PlayStation 2 game that inexplicably has character designs from SpumCo of Ren & Stimpy fame.

Never rereleased and never scanned!

Metroid: Samus & Joey

メトロイド サムス&ジョイ

By Koji Izuki (出月こーじ), ran from December 2002 to April 2005. A rescued orphan serves as the audience viewpoint and potential warrior-in-training for Samus' adventures.

The series was collected in three paperbacks, but its final twelve stories under the Metroid EX (メトロイドEX) banner have never been reprinted. The entire series and the elusive EX stories have been scanned and translated over at Metroid Database.

Dr. Mario-Kun

ドクターマリオくん

By Kei Aoki (あおきけい) and Maru Mika (みかまる), ran from January 2003 to December 2007. All-purpose Mario capers featuring tie-ins to the latest releases (including March of the Minis, Mario Strikers, Super Paper Mario and more), a wacky obsession with transformations, and resolving problems by throwing pills at people.

Despite having five years of content, it's never been reprinted and is practically unknown online. You would not believe how irrationally miffed that makes me.

September 2003
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October 2003

Mario and Wario duke it out in fish and frog suits.
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[09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

November 2003

Wario swaps bodies with Peach and becomes an idol sensation.

December 2003
?

January 2004

Everyone's heads turn weird shapes.

February 2004
?

March 2004

The viruses transform a bunch of Yoshis into a giant cubic metal monster.

April 2004
?

May 2004

A group of Yoshis (and Wario!) are brainwashed to become a band of delinquent superheroes.

June 2004
?

November 2004

Bowser transforms Luigi and Yoshi into coins, for some reason.

December 2004
?

May 2005

Koopa uses stage magic to make everyone his gushing fans - and transforms everyone who disagrees into cards.

June 2005

The Mushroom Kingdom's turning Japanese, with ninja, samurai and kimono galore!

July 2005

Luigi gets turned into a haunted house.

August 2005

Mario's good name is slandered by an imposter running around throwing coconuts at people.

November 2005

Everyone's become a pompadour-sportin', sunglasses-rockin' punk.

December 2005
?

Episode 37 (January 2006)

A virus meteor is heading for the planet, and Mario and Bowser Jr. build rockets to stop it.

Episode 38 (February 2006)

Bowser Jr. turns everyone into keyboard keys. I wish I was joking.

Episode 39 (March 2006)

People are growing drill appendages, and Wario exploits it to dig for treasure.

Episode 40 (April 2006)

Everyone's transformed into adorable puppets. Noticing a theme?

Episode 41 (May 2006)

Bowser gets cloned and he gets buff?!

Episode 42 (June 2006)

Bowser Jr. turns everyone into brides who all want Mario as their groom.

Episode 43 (July 2006)

The viruses challenge Mario to a game of football - transforming Yoshi into the ball and Wario into the net.

Episode 44 (August 2006)

The soccer game continues, with monster-sized viruses hitting the field.

Episode 45 (September 2006)

Everyone's acting like insects - and looking a lot like insects too!

Episode 46 (October 2006)

The bug crisis is still ongoing, and now Mario's turned into a variety of bugs!

Episode 47 (November 2006)

The viruses transform everyone into geometric shapes and Tetris blocks.

Episode 48 (December 2006)

Bowser Jr. travels back in time to kick Baby Mario's ass.

Episode 49 (January 2007)

The brothers aid their baby selves, only for Mario to get turned 8-bit.

Episode 50 (February 2007)

To celebrate the 50th episode is a double-length story, "Dr. Mario RPG", as well as a promo comic for various Wii games.

Episode 51 (March 2007)

Waluigi slanders everyone in a bid to become the Mushroom Kingdom's most popular hero.

Episode 52 (April 2007)

Waluigi's cooking up weird cuisine and someone's gotta put a stop to it.

Episode 53 (May 2007)

Waluigi transforms everyone into babies.

June 2007
?

July 2007

Dr. Mario-Kun was absent from this volume.

Episode 55 (August 2007)

Bowser Jr. transforms the heroes into toys, and Bowser dotes over Mini Peach.

Episode 56 (September 2007)

After being transformed by the boss Virus, Bowser and Bowser Jr. team up with the toy heroes to stop him.

Episode 57 (October 2007)

The Dimensional Virus mucks about with alternate realities. Oh, and Mario's transformed into a stickman.

Episode 58 (November 2007)

Luigi gets transformed into Mr. L, and the brothers prepare for the final threat.

December 2007
?

Mechazawa-kun

メカ沢くん

By Dynamic Taro (ダイナミック太郎), ran from February 2003 to April 2005. A cutesy spinoff of Sakigake!! Cromartie High School that puts the spotlight on the sober-voiced and extremely human classmate, Mechazawa.

One paperback volume was released partway through its run in December 2004, meaning the last six stories were never reprinted. No sign of a translation either!

Q-Robo Transformers

Qロボ トランスフォーマー

By Shoji Imaki (今木 商事), ran from April 2003 to November 2004. A quirky gag strip featuring Transformers from a variety of series, promoting the super-deformed Q-Robo Collection Figure toys.

A collected edition was later released in April 2005 under the title Bakusho Transformers Gag Colosseum (爆笑トランスフォーマー ギャグコロシアム), though it's missing material from July to October 2004.

Spider-Man J

スパイダーマンJ

By Akira Yamanaka (山中あきら), ran from September 2004 to November 2005. A Japanese spin on the famous wall crawler, following Sho Amano's web-slinging exploits against the nefarious Lord Gokibu.

The series was collected in Japan across two paperback volumes, and an official English translation was serialised in the Spider-Man Family anthology series, running from April 2007 to August 2008 across nine issues. It was later released in two collected editions, subtitled Japanese Knights and Japanese Daze.

The translation changes the characters' names to those of familiar Spider-Man faces; Peter Parker, Aunt May, and so on. The English books are also nearly a hundred pages shorter than the Japanese volumes; did they omit content?
Spider-Man Family is available digitally on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited platforms, though as of this writing Japanese Knights is only available as six individual issues on Comixology; Japanese Daze has yet to see a digital release.

Sly Cooper: Phantom Thief

怪盗スライクーパー

By Shoji Imaki (今木商事), ran from January 2005 to September 2005. Goofy goods-gaffling escapades with the PlayStation 2's thieving raccoon.

Never rereleased!

January 2005
?

February 2005
?

March 2005
?

April 2005
?

May 2005

Sly battles a murder of crows - samurai crows!

June 2005

Sly and Bentley explore the pyramids and contend with Oniris, the king of the netherworld.
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July 2005

Sly snatches the Vrian Egg and runs afoul of Captain Otto.

August 2005

FBI agent Picky Hoover tries to assassinate Sly and his gang.

September 2005
?

Transformers: Galaxy Force

トランスフォーマー ギャラクシーフォース

By Yoshihiro Iwamoto (岩本佳浩), ran from February 2005 to October 2005. Tying in with the Transformers Cybertron cartoon and toyline, the Autobots battle the Decepticons and preach about justice -- robot justice!

A collected edition was released shortly before the series was cancelled, leaving its last three episodes without a reprint. The first chapter has been translated by DrSpengler at TFArchive, but scans of the rest of the series hasn't been made public as far as I'm aware.

Made In Wario

メイドインワリオ

By Kei Aoki (あおきけい), a one-off pack-in booklet with the March 2005 issue. A promotional tie-in for WarioWare: Touched! on the Nintendo DS.

Never rereleased, never scanned, nobody's talked about it... Wario woudldn't stand for it!

Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether

メトロイドプライム エピソード オフ エーテル

By Hisashi Matsumoto (松本久志), ran from July 2005 to January 2006. An adaptation of Metroid Prime 2 with new twists and turns, and 80% less Torvus Bog!

Raw scans and an English translation are available over at Metroid Database.

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