Batman Manga by 8-Man's Kuwata Gets 1st Japanese Book Printing
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The manga adaptation of DC Comics' popular American superhero ran in Shonengahosha's Weekly Shonen King and Shonen Gaho magazines from 1966 to 1967. Like the original comic, the manga recounts the adventures of the "World's Greatest Detective" and his sidekick Robin in Gotham City.
Chip Kidd designed and compiled Pantheon's Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan, a 2008 book with translated selections of Kuwata's manga. Shogakukan Creative's new box has all 53 chapters of Kuwata's manga run, including the color pages from the magazine serialization. It also has Kuwata's essay on his Batman memories and commentary by manga critic Kōsei Ono.
Shogakukan Creative posted a 20-page sample of the set online.
Source: Comic Natalie
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