The Asahi Shimbun translates from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.; manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori’s sci-fi epic series “Cyborg 009″ will get a U.S. graphic novel adaptation next summer.
The graphic novel brings together the talents of F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp, who are penning the story, and Marcus To, who is providing the illustrations based on the Japanese original.
An emerging comics publisher, Archaia specializes in stories with strong narratives. It has released many hits, among them “The Killer” and “Mouse Guard.”
In its short history, Archaia has released works nominated at the prestigious Eisner Awards and won two accolades.
“We are honored to be working with Ishimori Production side by side to introduce this incredible story to a Western audience,” said Archaia Editor in Chief Stephen Christy.