Some of the biggest names in Japanese manga are going to join forces for a special tribute to Marvel comics.
As announced at New York Comic Con, Viz and Marvel are partnering on Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute which will collect illustrations from over twenty Japanese artists who will give their unique spin on iconic Marvel characters.
This includes artists like Q Hayashida (Dorohedoro), Yoshida Amano (Final Fantasy series), and Yusuke Murata, best known for their work on One-Punch Man and Eyeshield 21.
Announcement: Over twenty Japanese artists including Yusuke Murata (@NEBU_KURO), Shigeto Koyama, Sana Takedo, and Kamome Shirahama (@shirahamakamome) assemble for a fresh take on the Marvel Comics Universe! Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/uvo34WWMBw
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Murata in particular is known for his Marvel art, having done several covers and posters for the character. His drawings of Spider-Man go viral every couple of months on Twitter.
You can see a few of his illustrations below.
Can we go back to Yusuke Murata doing MCU Spider-Man posters? pic.twitter.com/3sHcaSWwcM
— Fiti Calabazin 🎃 (@levidu99) March 23, 2022
According to Viz and Marvel, “Marvel Comics: A Tribute explores Marvel’s rich and enduring legacy as a pop-culture phenomenon by paying homage to its most iconic characters and beloved stories.
It is not the only Marvel manga project announced at NYCC. Marvel also announced Spider-Man Fake Red, a new Spider-Man manga written and drawn by Yusuke Osawa starring a new Spider-Man who isn’t Peter Parker.
Marvel also announced Wolverine: Sneak! Which is a manga take on Wolverine set in a wasteland where Wolverine must fight robotic organisms who have nearly wiped out humanity.
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Credits: Viz, Marvel