Illustration by Ryo Hanada
VIZ Media has announced a new horror anthology that will bring together six short stories by Japanese and American creators.  Betwixt: A Horror Manga Anthology, will feature a cover and introduction by Junji Ito and stories by Ryo Hanada (Devil’s Line), Aki Shimizu (Suikoden III, Qwan), Shima Shinya (Lost Lad London, Star Wars: The High Republic—The Edge of Balance), Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad (Wonder Woman – see “‘The Flash,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Reach 800th Issue”), Leslie Hung (Snotgirl) and Eisner nominee Sloane Leong (A Map to the Sun), and emerging creator Hua Hua Zhu.  Betwixt will be released on October 10, 2023 as a 200-page hardcover with a 6” x 8” trim size (the same format as Ito’s manga) and an MSRP of $24.99.

Junji Ito’s horror manga are top sellers in comic shops (see “Most Efficient Comic Store Manga Properties – Full Year 2022”).