Archaia Entertainment is excited to announce a partnership with Ishimori Production Inc. of Japan to produce Cyborg 009, a modern adaptation of the classic manga series created by the legendary Shotaro Ishinomori, author of other such notable works as Kamen Rider, Goranger, Kikaider and Skullman. This deluxe hardcover graphic novel will feature the classic characters and origin story from the original series re-imagined for a new worldwide audience. The new edition will be written by F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit, Immortals: Gods and Heroes) and Bradley Cramp (Gattaca and the forthcoming film Invertigo), and illustrated by artist Marcus To (Red Robin, The Huntress) and colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand).
The story follows nine normal humans kidnapped from around the world to become unwilling test subjects by The Black Ghost Organization, a secret society that provides weapons of mass destruction to the highest bidder. The nine victims are put through a series of extreme experiments that transform each one into a unique super-powered weapon. With the help of a compassionate project scientist, these living weapons rebel from their captors and set off on a mission to stop Black Ghost from plunging the world into a perpetual state of war.
Created in 1964, Cyborg 009 was Japan’s first and most-popular super-team, quickly becoming one of the most influential manga series of all time. The original manga has been published in over 250,000,000 copies of weekly comics and comic books worldwide.
A new 3D CGI animated theatrical feature film, 009 RE:CYBORG, produced by Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill Vol.1), was released in Japan in October 2012. DeSanto is currently attached to produce a live-action feature film version of the property.
- 08-10-2012 Cyborg 009 – About.com Interview with F.J. DeSanto
- 01-23-2013 Cyborg 009 – IGN Feature on First Digital Variant Cover
- 05-01-2013 Cyborg 009 – MTV Geek Feature: From Process to Page
- 05-03-2013 Cyborg 009 – The Geek Girl Project Interview with F.J. DeSanto
- 05-08-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Ain’t It Cool News
- 05-06-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Barron Review
- 02-04-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Bleeding Cool
- 05-03-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Comic Bastards
- 05-01-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Comic Vine
- 05-03-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Comics & Gaming Magazine
- 04-30-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Den of Geek
- 05-02-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Graphic Policy
- 03-18-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – M.I.T.N.G.
- 05-01-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Nerd Span
- 05-06-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Newsarama
- 05-01-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Nostalgic Books and Comics
- 05-06-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Omnicomic
- 05-19-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Pastrami Nation
- 04-30-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Sequential Highway
- 05-06-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – Talking Comics
- 05-02-2013 Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 – The Geek Girl Project
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Geek Girl Project sits down with F.J. DeSanto in an interview talking about all things Cyborg 009. Gain some insight into this exciting new collaboration between Archaia and Ishimori! An excerpt from their interview is below: “Authors F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit, Insurgent) …
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