Thanks to VIZ Media, An original manga penned by Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi depicting a team-up between Marvel’s resident wall crawler and its most notable playboy is finally making its way West.
Originally published exclusively in Japan as part of 2019’s Marvel × Shonen Jump+ Super Collaboration manga series, Takahashi’s ‘Secret Reverse’ sees “Spider-Man and Iron Man travel to Japan to battle an evil gaming magnate and his deadly new technology”.
Unsurprisingly, given the bibliography of two-part manga’s creator, Secret Reverse’s villain, Kaioh, battles the two heroes with a sinister monster-summoning card game system he touts as “the pinnacle of gaming science”.
Given the sheer quality and fun of similar such Japanese-takes-on-Western-comic-book-properties as Deadlpool: Samurai and One Operation JOKER, it should come as no surprise to anyone who reads Takahashi’s Spider-Man/Iron Man team-up that his over-the-top story is a more enjoyable take on the classic superheroes than Marvel proper has produced in quite a while.
According to VIZ, the full color Secret Reverse is set for an English release in Summer 2022.
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