Batman: The complete Jiro Kuwata Batmanga

Jiro Kuwatas 1960er Bat-Manga wurde schonmal vor sechs Jahren in einem Sammelband von Chip Kidd neu aufgelegt, jetzt kommt das komplette Manga als Heft-Serie und als tausendseitige, dreibändige Sammlung später dieses Jahr.

In the 1960s, manga artist Jiro Kuwata pitted the Caped Crusader and Robin against a man who wouldn’t die and creatures variously extraterrestrial and mutated right here on Earth in comics for Japanese readers. The work wouldn’t be seen by an American audience until over four decades later, and not in full until now.

“Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga,” translated into English and unabridged, rolls out as a weekly DC Comics Digital First series beginning Saturday, and the entire, 1,000-plus-page run will get a print release later this year across three paperback volumes. It is the first complete collection of Kuwata’s Batman comics outside of Japan.

Both the digital and print presentations will preserve the Japanese sequence of panels’ original right-to-left reading order. Digital chapter releases will vary in length from 15 to 32 pages, but each will be priced at 99 cents.

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