Mangaka Shiori Teshirogi’s (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas) series starring Batman and the Justice League is coming to America.  DC Comics will release Batman and the Justice League Manga Volume 1 on October 17. The 208-page trade paperback will have an MSRP of $12.99.  The series will be printed in the original manga format (right to left).

The manga (which ICv2 caught wind of last year; see "Confessions Of A Comic Book Guy - Heart, Humor, Hope, Heroics, And Optimism") has been running monthly in the Japanese shonen magazine Champion Red.  In the series, a Japanese boy comes to Gotham City, where he tries to find out what happened to his scientist parents, who died in a factory explosion.  The factory was owned by Lex Luthor, who has teamed up with the Joker, and Batman calls in the Justice League to help.