Steve Jobs manga comic book debuts in Japan

“Steve Jobs is now a manga comic book character courtesy of a new series that debuted today in Japan,” Lance Whitney reports for CNET.

“The first installment of the manga series known as “Steve Jobs” is now on Japanese newsstands in the April issue of a monthly publication called Kiss,” Whitney reports. “Created by award-winning manga author Mari Yamazaki, the book plays out as a manga version of Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Jobs.”

Whitney reports, “The first chapter is available on the Web thanks to Yahoo Japan’s online bookstore and shows Jobs talking to Isaacson about writing the biography.”

Read more in the full article here.

AppleInsider reports, “A 14-page preview of the eponymous Steve Jobs manga was posted to the Web on Monday, with the first panels giving a look at how author Mari Yamazaki plans to to tell the tale of the late Apple co-founder.”

“Reportedly recognized as the official adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography, the comic is being penned by noted manga artist and winner of the Manga Taishō and a Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, Mari Yamazaki,” AppleInsider reports.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

8 Comments

  1. Manga rules, in the way Shakespeare and Marlowe once ruled.

    This promises to be an emblematic portrait of the Syrian mystic who returned from a disgraced exile to marshal an army of Alexandrian ardor, mobilize it against a swollen and complacent megatherium, triumph in the face of universal scorn, and go on to forge a new world of wonder and hope; only to tragically perish, allowing chittering locusts to reemerge in their mindless instinct to destroy meaning, purpose, and joy.

    One hopes for a sequel.

    1. Now that doll that was made and pulled off the market awhile ago was an amazing replica of Steve. Wish I’d acted quicker and bought one before it got axed.

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