Before his passing, the late great mangaka, Monkey Punch, teamed up with DC Comics for a special collaboration. And now, that project will finally be released to the public after his death. They even released a teaser visual featuring Aquaman, Shazam, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, and Supergirl.
The collaboration will feature special prizes for those who purchase or rent the home video releases of various DC Comics shows and films, including Shazam, Arrow, Super Girl, and Justice League. This is for both Blu-ray and DVD releases.Buyers will get the chance to win hoodies, water bottles, artwork, or tote bags, while renters get the chance to win clear files and stickers. The collab will launch on 3 July 2019.
The mangaka was a huge fan of American comics, and in particular, DC. He admited that the comics behind Shazam, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman was a huge influence to his work.
The manga great was born in Hamanaka, Hokkaido, and has resided in Sakura, Chiba until his passing on 11 April 2019. He started drawing 4-koma manga and doujinshi, before making his professional debut in 1965 with his debut title, Playboy Schoolunder the pen name Eiji Gamuta. He would later change his pen name to Monkey Punch following a suggestion by his editor. He honestly did not like that pen name at first, but grew liking it as the years went on. And it was under this pen name that he would create his greatest manga, Lupin III.
He passed away due to pneumonia last 11th April at the age of 81. However, he was also by many fans as one of the greatest mangaka of all time. The entire So Japan Team has been saddened by his passing. We extend our condolences to his friends and family, and may he Rest in Peace
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