Remember when we were an anime website? Boy, that was a long time ago. We almost certainly would have wound up featuring ‘Cyborg 009’ if we’d continued down that route longer, so when the two paths collide, I take notice. Archaia has been working on this one for a while, but the reimagined Cyborg 009 finally hits shelves in July, and we couldn’t possibly be more excited. Here’s your first look at the prequel comic, Chapter 000, which hits shelves tomorrow for only a buck!
CYBORG 009: CHAPTER 000
Retail Price: $1.00
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: Staple bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: May 1, 2013
Written by F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp
Illustrated by Marcus To and Ian Herring
Cover by Marcus To and Ian Herring
Rating: E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)
Synopsis: An epic re-imagining of Shotaro Ishinomori’s manga classic Cyborg 009, Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 is a specially priced sneak peek at the Archaia original graphic novel coming this summer. When a young man known only by the numerical designation “009” discovers his body has been cybernetically augmented and “improved” against his will, he must break free from the clutches of The Black Ghost, a secret society hell-bent on turning humans into cybernetic weapons of mass destruction for sale to the highest bidder. Written by F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit, Insurgent) and Bradley Cramp (Gattaca, Lord of War), and stunningly illustrated by Marcus To (Batwing, Huntress, Red Robin) and Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand), Archaia and Ishimori Productions are proud to present this incredible new take on one of the most famous manga titles of all time!