In Japan, Cyborg 009 is basically the X-Men, Fantastic Four or Avengers. The first and most famous superhero team in Japanese history was created by the late Shotaro Ishinomori and follows a group of people who are given special powers by a huge corporation and then rebel against them. A manga has been running in various forms in Japan since the Sixties and, despite a brief English translation in last decade, has never been specifically adapted for American audiences. That’s about to change as Archaia Publishing has begun taking Ishinomori’s original concept and updating it for modern, American audiences. The parent company is also developing the project as a film. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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