20th Century Boys' Urasawa to Launch Billy Bat Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 45th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine has announced on Thursday that Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Monster, Yawara) will launch the Billy Bat manga series in the next issue on October 16. The magazine's advertisement talks about the great American comic characters of 1940s that many know, but asserts that there is a "lost American hero" that Urasawa will reveal in 2008. Urasawa is working with Takashi Nagasaki, his story collaborator on 20th Century Boys and Pluto, on this deliberately retro plot. Urasawa's appearance in Morning represents a strategic shift in his work; up until now, all of his major titles have been published in Shogakukan magazines.
Viz Media is publishing Urasawa's Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto manga in North America.
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