News Shiori Teshirogi Draws Justice League Origin: Wonder Woman Manga
posted on 2017-06-18 20:45 EDT
The August issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine revealed on Monday that Shiori Teshirogi will publish the Justice League Origin: Wonder Woman manga in the magazine's September issue on July 19. The magazine didn't specify if the manga would be a one-shot or a longer series, but it did list the manga as a "special project." As the title suggests, the manga will tell the "origin story" for Wonder Woman, and commemorates the upcoming release of the Wonder Woman film in Japan on August 25.
Teshirogi launched the Batman and The Justice League manga (pictured at right) in the August issue on Monday. The manga features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, and Aquaman. The story features the Justice League heading to Gotham City to protect the world from the Joker and an alliance of super-villains.
DC Entertainment (DCE) president Diane Nelson and publisher Jim Lee announced the manga in March in a presentation for media and business partners in Japan. A major theme of the presentation was expanding DC's reach with younger generations and girls.
Teshirogi's Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa manga ran from 2006 to 2011, and inspired two OVA series that totaled 26 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Discotek released the series on DVD in November 2015. Teshirogi launched the Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa Gaiden manga in 2011, and ended it in April 2016.
Update: Added new color image from manga that launched on Monday. Source: Comic Natalie
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