VIZ Media has announced several new manga titles for 2014, along with updated info on some previously announced titles.
Terra Formars by Yu Sasuga, with illustration by Kenichi Tachibana, is a buzz title in Japan this year (though the series has been running in Weekly Young Jump since 2011), appearing on several Top Titles lists. The sci-fi horror story follows the crew of the second manned mission to Mars, which humanity has been attempting to terraform (with the help of giant cockroaches). Terra Formars Vol. 1 releases on July 15, and Vol. 2 will follow on September 16. Both have an MSRP of $12.99.
VIZ also plans to release new omnibus editions of Naoki Urasawa’s classic psychological/ medical crime manga Monster, the award winning and critically acclaimed series which was released here by Viz in eighteen volumes from 2004-2008. The series has been adapted into a Madhouse anime series (see “Viz Media Presenting 'Hunter x Hunter' & 'Monster' Anime Series”) and Guillermo del Toro is currently developing a live-action series for HBO (see “Del Toro on 'Monster'”). Monster, Vol. 1: The Perfect Edition will be released on July 15. The 426-page volume carries an MSRP of $19.99.
Other releases already announced include VIZ’s planned U.S. relaunch of the Ranma ½ property in 2014, with the Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition): Vol. 1 releasing March 11 (see “Restored 'Ranma ½'”).
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From VIZ’s Haikasoru sci-fi literary imprint, they will release All You Need is Kill, both as an OGN and in novel form as a special movie tie with Edge of Tomorrow (see “The 'All You Need is Kill' Adaptation: Live, Die, Repeat”). The Edge of Tomorrow book will release on April 29 with an MSRP of $7.99 and the OGN will release May 6 with an MSRP of $14.99.
Round-Up and 3 New Titles
Posted by ICv2 on December 23, 2013 @ 4:26 pm CT
Column by Steve Bennett
April 26, 2017
This week, Bennett looks at recent DC and Marvel announcements, Freeform’s plans to bring the New Warriors to TV, and the tone of the new season of Doctor Who .