DC COMICS RELEASES BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA UNDER DIGITAL FIRST BANNER

DC COMICS RELEASES BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA UNDER...

By Kelley Popham Monday, June 30th, 2014

 

For the First Time All of Jiro Kuwata’s Batman Stories are Translated to English

DC Comics will release BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA as a Digital First series beginning July 5. This marks the first time Jiro Kuwata’s Batmanga collection is translated and unabridged, and available for purchase as a complete collection outside of Japan. In order to remain as true to the original work as possible, pages will be presented in the traditional Japanese right-to-left reading order. The chapters in this series will vary in length from 15-32 pages, each selling for $.99. The first chapter, “Lord Death Man” is Jiro Kuwata’s most famous story arc; Batman and Robin face off against villain Lord Death Man. The first chapter runs 32 pages in length.

“Batman is one series that holds a lot of memories for me,” stated Jiro Kuwata in Memories of Batman. “My hope is that with this, even more people will read the Batman of my memories.”

BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA will be released on a weekly basis starting Saturday, July 5 via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, and the Nook Store. Later this year, all 1,000+ pages will be printed and released in three paperback collected editions.