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New Asamiya Projects From Marvel

posted on 2002-07-30 21:18 EDT
Manga artist Kia Asamiya will be doing a Thor story, and appear as a regular X-Men penciler for Marvel Comics.

Newsarama reports starting in November Marvel will be running a four issues series with two short stories per issue. The first issues features a Thor story written by newcomer Marlan Harris and illustrated by manga legend Kia Asamiya (Silent Möbius, Steam Detectives) … that tells the story of a young woman through the vehicle of letters she sends to the God of Thunder over he course of her life.

In the new issue of Wizard Magazine, (#132), it's reported that manga giant Kia Asamiya will join writer Chuck Austen as a regular series penciler as of December's issue #416. Asamiya – who told Wizard he hopes to show his work draws influence from American comics and design as much as manga and anime and hopes to prove manga is not just one style – provides the magazine X-Men sketches, presumably of regular character in the series, and they include Iceman, Angel, Northstar, Nightcrawler, Husk, Wolverine and Juggernaut (who according reportedly will be “hanging around the mansion”).

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