We all know about the effect Manga and other asian comics have had in America (and other western countries for that matter). But I wonder what kind of effect American comics have had on Japan? I know there are a few mangaka that swear on Frank Miller (at least his pre-crazy stuff), and Batman is supposedly very popular, plus the legendary Japanese spiderman show.
I remember Antarctic press once releasing a collection of articles and fan art from a Japanese magazone called Gadget (apperently a fanzine). It was pretty interesting. But what have you guys heard of how Western comics go over in the far east?
If the Super Young Team isn't popular in Japan then I feel misled.
As far as American comics in Japan, my younger brother had a Japanese pen-pal when he was a kid, and they'd often send packages of stuff to one another. My brother would ask for Pokemon junk, and the Japanese kid would ask for Jim Lee and Spawn comics.
He also often comments on American comics being pretty expensive in Japan, like $5-10 for a new issue.