Marvel and Viz Media have announced three manga titles featuring Wolverine, Spider-Man and more for next year, as part of their ongoing collaboration.
Wolverine: Snikt! reprints the 2003 miniseries by Tsutomu Nihei, which was part of their Tsunami imprint. Spider-Man: Fake Red by Yusuke Osawa features an awkward teenager finding one of Spider-Man’s suits, while the Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute hardcover will feature stories by more than 20 artists, including Yoshitaka Amano, Ken Niimura, Kia Asamiya, Mizuki Sakakibara, Peach Momoko, Q Hayashida, Sana Takeda and more.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect:
Story and Art by Tsutomu Nihei
Release Date: June 13, 2023
Tsutomu Nihei takes Wolverine to a desolate new dimension in Wolverine: Snikt!
Wolverine stands as the lone hope of the few remaining humans in a desolate wasteland as they fight to survive against robotic organisms. Will he manage to save the day and keep his own humanity, or will he lose himself to his berserker rage and bring on extinction?
In 2003, fresh off the success of his hit series Blame!, star manga creator Tsutomu Nihei connected with Marvel Comics, writing and drawing the limited series Wolverine: Snikt! Bringing his signature style to bear on the iconic X-Man, Nihei took Wolverine to a darker, more terrifying dimension, presented here in a deluxe edition.
Spider-Man: Fake Red
Story and Art by Yusuke Osawa
Release Date: June 13, 2023
There’s a new Spider-Man in town! And he’s got a lot to learn about being a hero!
When an awkward teenager puts on Spider-Man’s suit, he quickly learns that being a hero isn’t all photo ops and social media likes.
Yu’s new high school is kind of awful. He’s failing his classes and striking out socially. Everything changes when he finds one of Spider-Man’s costumes abandoned in an alleyway. At first, it’s fun to put on the costume and play hero, but when powerful enemies start to appear, Yu quickly realizes he’s out of his element. Still, with Spider-Man nowhere to be found, the city needs someone to save it…
MARVEL COMICS: A MANGA TRIBUTE
Featured Artists: Akira Himekawa, Chika Ogaki, Gurihiru, Hachi Ishie, Haruhiko Mikimoto, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Kamome Shirahama, Katsuya Terada, Kazuki Takahashi, Ken Niimura, Kia Asamiya, Mizuki Sakakibara, Peach Momoko, Q Hayashida, Sana Takeda, Shigeto Koyama, Shou Tajima, Studio Nadegata Circus, Takashi Okazaki, Yasuhiro Nightow, Yoshitaka Amano, Yūsuke Kozaki, Yusuke Murata.
Release Date: July 18, 2023
Japanese artists celebrate the phenomenon that is the Marvel Universe!
Experience a fresh take on the Marvel Universe with this collection of stunning illustrations from over 20 exceptional Japanese artists, including Yasuhiro Nightow, Akira Himekawa, Peach Momoko, Yusuke Murata and Yoshida Amano.
Marvel Comics: A Tribute explores Marvel’s rich and enduring legacy as a pop-culture phenomenon by paying homage to its most iconic characters and beloved stories. The book features a range of unique artwork, collected for the first time, celebrating characters from across the multiverse. A must-have for fans of Marvel Comics and Japanese art alike!