In Japan, The Justice League isn’t as well-known as they are in America, so DC decided to change that by teaming up with local artist to give the League a manga redesign.
Although the word manga can technically be used to refer to all comic books, in practice, is generally reserved for those of Japanese-precedence, while those made in America are referred as amekomi.
With this news, the line gets a little blurry, cause the characters and settings are American but the entire design of the comic will be Japanese.
The people in charge of this makeover are Shiori Teshirogi manga artist and serialized in publisher Akita Shoten’s Champion Red manga anthology on a monthly basis. The tittle of this series will be Batman and The Justice League.
The story apparently will follow the formula we all know, as the promotional material describe the story as “The Justice League is formed in Hotham City to protect the world from a union of villains led by the Joker. Will Batman resist or accept his destiny?”
Batman will be joined by Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Cyborg. In the manga, Superman has the stylishly messy hairdo of a shojo manga love interest while Aquaman gets a non-connected goatee and mustache combo. The rest of the Justice League has vibrantly colored hair and flowing or spiky locks.
DC is not particularly known for their collaborations with Japanese creators, with only some manga Batman chapters from artists Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and Kia Asamiya (Silent Mobious fame) and an anime anthology of Batman titled Batman: Gotham Knight back in 2008. But maybe because Justice League is soon to premiere, DC wants to change that.
Here we leave you a preview of the volume that is already on sale:
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The first volume of Batman and The Justice League went on sale June 19th and the next one will be coming this month.