New SPIDER-MAN Manga Coming to Japan

Spider-Man: I'm Not a Hero
Credit: Yusuke Osawa (Marvel/Shonen Magazine)
Credit: Shonen Magazine

Yusuke Osawa's Spider-Man: I'm Not A Hero has won the second annual Marvel Manga Awards competition organized by Weekly Shonen magazine in Japan. Osawa wins 3 million yen (roughly $26,343 in U.S. dollars) and a contract to write and draw Spider-Man: I'm Not a Hero in the sister magazine Magazine Pocket.

The judges for the competion were Marvel CCO Joe Quesada, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, and Fairy Tail manga-ka Hiro Mashima.

"Osawa-san understands Marvel 's story and character very well," said Cebulski." By focusing on Peter Parker outside the Spider-Man costume, this work represents brilliantly the balance between superhero and humanit of Spider-Man. Although Marvel's heroes are doubtful about their own actions and motives, he captures the confusion and moral conflict that Spider-Man sometimes faces in the work."

Marvel and Shonen have not announced a schedule for release, or any plans to translate it for English-speaking audiences.

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