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Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima to Judge Marvel Manga Award

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
C.B. Cebulski, Joe Quesada also judge award with serialized manga, cash prize for winner

Kodansha revealed on Thursday that Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima will serve as a special judge in the second Magazine "Marvel" Manga Award of its Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The other judges in the award include Marvel Comics editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.

The award is open to both professionals and amateurs. Submissions must pick one out of four themes — Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and "Other Characters" — and submit a storyboard for a pilot chapter centering on one of the characters. Submissions must be 50 pages or less (four-panel manga submissions must be 20 strips or less). The winner will get a serialization and a 3 million yen (about US$28,000) prize.

The deadline for submissions is May 10, and the official website will announce the winner in August.

Kōhei Uchida, the winner of last year's award, launched the Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy Rush manga on DeNA's free Manga Box app in September, and ended it in December.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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