DC takes a page from Marvel’s playbook by teaming up with local artist to promote its franchises in Japan.
In Japanese, the word manga can technically be used to refer to all comic books. In practice, though, “manga” is generally reserved for Japanese-produced books, with fans and professionals often using amekomi, a shortened form of “American comics,” for content originating in the U.S.
But this month, the line between manga and amekomi is getting blurred with the beginning of a new series titled Batman and the Justice League, drawn by female manga artist Shiori Teshirogi and serialized in publisher Akita Shoten’s monthly Champion Red manga anthology as of its latest issue, which went on sale June 19.
▼ The manga even gets the issue’s whole cover to itself.