The reason why Japanese comic books (Manga) are better than American comic books is because they're released almost every week and the characters / stories are better than American comic books. Let's compare One Piece to Spider-Man back in the day Spider-man used to be good but now it sucks. One Piece has more action than the average Spider-man comic book while marvel focuses on story One Piece (and other mangas) focus on art plus story and has way more fighting blood cussing etc... All you have to do is read a manga and you'll be hooked. I used to try to read American comics (DC & Marvel) but quickly stopped reading them because they got boring and didn't have enough fighting, blood, and cussing in them. There are an average of 40+ new One Piece chapters a year while Spider-man has less than 30 a year.