Viz Media announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Marvel Comics to publish manga and comics based on Marvel characters. The companies will launch Nao Fuji’s Marvel Meow based on the comic strips on Marvel’s official Instagram page on October 12, the Deadpool: Samurai manga by writer Sanshirō Kasama and artist Hikaru Uesugi in February 2022, and the manga “Secret. from Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!) Reverse “one-shot manga in Summer 2022.
Viz describes Marvel Meow:
Marvel Meow will feature Captain Marvel’s cat, Chewie, as she wreaks havoc in the lives of Marvel’s most popular characters: Spider-Man and Iron Man, formidable villains Thanos and Galactus, and the whimsical antihero, Deadpool –all becoming the playthings of this capricious cat!
The Marvel Meow book was released in Japan in February 2020.
The Deadpool: Samurai manga launched in Shonen Jump + on December 10. Kasama and Uesugi previously published a one-shot in October 2019 under the same title on Shonen Jump + as part of a collaboration between Shueisha and Marvel Comics to publish a fortnightly series of seven manga. short stories. The first volume of a compiled book shipped to Japan on March 4.
“Secret Reverse – Part I” and “Secret Reverse – Part II” debuted in September and November 2019, respectively, on Shonen Jump + as part of the same collaboration.
VIZ Media LLC. is an American manga publisher, anime distributor, and entertainment company based in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is owned by the Japanese publishing conglomerate Hitotsubashi Group, which includes Shueisha, Shogakukan, and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (ShoPro). In 2017, Viz Media was the largest graphic novel publisher in the United States, with a 23% market share.
Marvel Comics is the primary brand and seal of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, the parent company of Marvel Worldwide.
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