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Metal Gear's Yoji Shinkawa Illustrates Wonder Woman Anthology Cover

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Metal Gear alumni Yoji Shinkawa put his skills to use drawing one of DC's most iconic superheroes for the Japanese release of Wonder Woman Anthology. Originally issued last year, Wonder Woman Anthology is a retrospective on the Amazon Princess from her creation in the 1940s to her modernization by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.


Cover Illustration by Yoji Shinkawa TM & (C) 2017 DC Comics. All Rights Reserved

The anthology collects 18 comics into one 404 page compendium. PIE International is releasing the book in Japan. Alex Ross' original cover is also included on the hardcover while Shinkawa's is on the dust jacket.

The book will be released in Japan on June 23 for 3,000 yen (US$27). PIE International previously released an underground art collection focusing on Japanese erotica with works by Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D illustrator Yoshitaka Amano, an artbook dedicated solely to Amano's works, a collection of mecha toy designer Katsushi Murakami's art, The Art of Grasshopper Manufacture, and a poster art collection from Katsuhiro Otomo's works.

Shinkawa joined Konami in 1994 and oversaw the character art and backgrounds in Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear video game series. He left the company in 2015 with Kojima to join the newly founded Kojima Productions.

The Wonder Woman film is slated to open in Japan on August 25. Sailor Moon voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi narrated the Japanese trailer for the film.

In the film, American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washes up on the shore of an island inhabited by Amazons. He meets Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) and informs her of World War I taking place outside her sanctuary. Diana chooses to leave with Steve and protect the world.

Wonder Woman opened in North American theaters on June 2.

Thanks to Brandon Johnson for the news tip


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