Make Mine Marvel manga! Marvel Comics and VIZ Media are collaborating on manga and books for the first time, kicking things off with the manga Marvel Meow, which features Captain Marvel’s cat, Chewie. Written and drawn by artist Nao Fuji, Marvel Meow was first seen on Marvel’s official Instagram comic strips. This Marvel manga, which will come out on Oct. 12, will show Chewie wreaking havoc in the lives of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thanos, Galactus, and Deadpool, who will all become the playthings of this capricious cat.
“Much like VIZ’s iconic characters, Marvel heroes are universally beloved and VIZ is excited to bring their adventures to readers in a new way. Our collaboration will include English editions of several Shonen Jump manga titles, as well as some all-new publishing and ShoPro’s Marvel Meow,” said VIZ Editorial Director Sarah Fairhall in a press statement.
Merc with a manga
Speaking of Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth found himself in feudal Japan partaking in samurai battles in the manga one-shot Deadpool: Samurai last year. Fans agreed that this mashup demanded more, leading Shonen Jump+ to announce an ongoing Deadpool series.
For the first time ever, this popular series will be translated into English as part of this new Deadpool: Samurai series, written by Sanshirou Kasama and drawn by Hikaru Uesugi, which will come out in February 2022.
“Marvel has had a long history of telling stories in new and compelling ways, and VIZ is the perfect partner to help us continue that path. VIZ is best-in-class for its unforgettable stories, and after the massive success of last year’s Deadpool manga, we’re thrilled to now be working with them to bring our iconic characters to even more manga fans everywhere,” said Marvel Vice President of Licensed Publishing Sven Larsen.
Apart from Marvel Meow and Deadpool: Samurai, Secret Reverse by the world’s most successful manga and card game creator of all time, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Kazuki Takahashi, will come out in summer 2022, with more exciting Marvel manga titles to follow.