L.A.'s Comikaze to Host Lone Wolf & Cub's Kazuo Koike
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Stan Lee's Comikaze event will host manga creator Kazuo Koike at the Los Angeles event. Koike co-created several popular manga titles that have been licensed in North America, including Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Executioner, and Crying Freeman. He also established Gekikia Sonjuka, a college course that teaches manga.
Koike launched the magical girl series Mahō Shōjo Mimitsuki Mimi no QED online in 2012. He currently serializes Yume Genji Tsurugi no Saimon with artist Natsuki Tsumeraki in Kadokawa Shoten's Samurai Ace magazine, Shin Nijitte Monogatari Tsuru Jirō in Koike Shoin's Gattsupon magazine, and several others. He ended his Deku ~BLOCK HEAD~ manga with artist Megumu Okada's (Shadow Skill, Saint Seiya Episode.G) in January.
Koike was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2004. Comikaze will run from October 31 to November 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Dark Horse Comics has published Koike's Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Executioner, and other titles, and Viz and Dark Horse Comics both published Crying Freeman.