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DC's Superman Gets a Gourmet Manga in Kodansha's Evening Magazine

Written by: Gabriel Castillo | Published on: June 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Even DC Comics' lovable Kryptonian feels hunger from time to time. Satoshi Miyakawa (known for Space Battleship Tiramisu) and Kai Kitago have a new manga in store for Kodansha's Evening Magazine. The official website of the publication revealed on Thursday that a new manga starring DC Comics' iconic character Superman, entitled Superman vs. Meshi: Superman no Hitori Meshi (Superman vs Food: Superman Dining Alone), will be launched on June 22 in this year's 14th issue of Evening. Miyakawa is writing the story and Kitago is drawing the art. The manga will also be available on Kodansha's Comic Days website. Check out the visuals below.

The story revolves around the Man of Steel going about daily life whose super hearing allows the empty, growling stomachs of people at lunch time throughout Japan to be heard. Everyone knows the hero as he flies around in search for delicious food. Even Superman has a hankering for rice meals.

The manga Superman vs Meshi: Superman no Hitori Meshi is the next step of the collaboration between DC Comics and Kodansha which began in December of last year with the release of Batman Justice Buster by the duo Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi (known for Ultraman, Linebarrels of Iron) in the Evening's sister magazine Morning. Soon after, the same magazine published Wanope Joker (Joker: The One-Man Operation) in January of this year. Miyakawa also pens the story for this manga and the art is done by Keisuke Goto. Both DC and Kodansha launched this project in order to create unique and interesting manga by utilizing each other's strengths.

Kodansha's Evening, founded in 2001, is a bi-weekly seinen manga magazine marketed towards adult men. The magazine currently runs a variety of series such as Futari Solo Camp and Gunnm: Mars Chronicle, also known as Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle.



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