Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Tackles Spider-Man and Iron Man in New Marvel Manga

Marvel and VIZ Media offer a new look at Marvel’s Secret Reverse, a new manga starring Iron Man and Spider-Man from the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Marvel’s Secret Reverse revealed a new trailer and preview pages from the upcoming manga.

The new Spider-Man and Iron Man adventure is being created by Kazuki Takahashi, the artist and writer behind the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In addition to a new motion comic-style trailer, publisher VIZ Media also released several full-color preview pages from the new story, which showcases Iron Man’s arrival in Japan and Spider-Man’s first encounter with the manga’s card-wielding villain, who is clearly inspired by Takahashi’s most famous work. The trailer also reveals a premiere date for the new manga, which is set to premiere on June 14.

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The new manga sees both Peter Parker and Tony Stark traveling to Japan in order to attend a gaming convention. However, the heroes’ Japanese vacation is cut short when Reijiro Kaioh, the CEO of a famous trading card game (TCG) company, unveils his company’s newest invention, which allows him to summon the monsters from his Yu-Gi-Oh!-esque game into reality.

The new manga collaboration was originally announced by VIZ, a publisher best known for localizing and distributing a number of Shonen Jump‘s biggest series in North America, during the company’s panel at last year’s New York Comic-Con. The new title is Marvel’s latest experiment with anime and manga, with their most notable past attempt being 2013’s Marvel Anime project, which saw the comics giant co-produce a group of anime miniseries based on properties like X-Men, Blade spirit Iron Manalongside acclaimed anime studio Madhouse, the animation studio behind shows such as Trigun, Death Note spirit Black Lagoon.

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Takahashi is best known for creating Yu-Gi-Oh !, which debuted in 1996 and was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series tells the story of Yugi Mutou, a shy but kind young boy who solves the pyramid-shaped Millennium Puzzle, which causes him to become possessed by the spirit of an ancient pharaoh that’s obsessed with gambling and games of chance. The series introduced readers to the Duel Monsters card game, which was adapted into a real-world TCG by Konami that continues to be popular to this day. While the original manga wrapped up in 2004, the series has continued with a number of spin-offs and sequel series, which Takahashi has continued to supervise production on. The most recent anime series in the franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevensis set to finally make its international streaming premiere on Hulu on June 7.

Source: VIZ Media, YouTube

Images and Art: MARVEL SECRET REVERSE © 2022 MARVEL, Story and Art by Kazuki Takahashi.

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