Titan Manga, a new imprint from Titan Comics, has announced a new partnership with Stonebot to publish Kamen Rider Kuuga and Atom: The Beginning manga series. The partnership will also include a brand-new originated Kamen Rider Zero-One comic series.
The partnership kicks-off on 11th October 2022 with the releases of ATOM: The Beginning Volume 1 – an original manga series based on the God of Manga Osamu Tezuka’s world-famous series Astro Boy, which has spawned multiple anime adaptations, video games, and more!
ATOM: The Beginning is a sci-fi manga about the turbulent lives of two robotics engineering students and their latest revolutionary project: the unassuming yet insanely strong A106, or “Six.”
Based on the original concept and story by Tokusatsu legend Shotaro Ishinomori, Kamen Rider Kuuga marks the return of a classic manga character adapted for the 21st century that’s sure to surprise both new and veteran fans alike.
Kamen Rider Kuuga goes beyond the bounds of a normal adaptation and redefines its hero for modern audiences, expanding its universe and connecting it to other incarnations of the bug-eyed hero in a completely approachable way for new readers who haven’t encountered a Kamen Rider story before. Vol. 1 is due to hit stores November 8, 2022.
“We are so excited to be working with Stonebot,” said Titan Publishing Director, John Dziewiatkowski. “We have a successful history with manga publishing, but this new partnership will bring the imprint to new levels.
Titan will also publish a new, originated comic series based on the Tokusatsu TV series Karmen Rider Zero-One (currently on Shout! Factory in the US). Written by Brandon Easton (Transformers), this series is due to launch in Autumn/Winter 2022.
“This partnership not only shares an ambitious commercial vision, but also a work philosophy with the talented Titan team. More to come!” said Diego Barassi, Managing Director, Stonebot.
Kamen Rider Kuuga and ATOM: The Beginning are the latest announcements from Titan Manga (new imprint from Titan Comics) which also recently revealed a new “directors cut” edition of Afro Samurai – launching in July 2022.
This follows recent Titan Manga smash-hits Sherlock Holmes (the adaptation of the hit BBC show) and Eldo Yoshimizu’s Ryuko Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, Gamma Draconis and Hen Kai Pan.
DID YOU KNOW?
It’s been a while since there’s been a UK-published Kamen Rider comic here – not since 1997, in fact, published by Marvel. Richard Sheaf has a guide to the title here on his Boys Adventure Comic blog
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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