DC Launches Bishoujo "Japanese Manga-Style" Ame-Comi Series

Weekly digital comics series sells for $0.99 an issue

Based on its line of bishoujo figurines, DC Comics has launched Ame-Comi, a weekly digital comic “featuring Japanese manga-style versions of Wonder Woman and other superheroines” by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

 

The weekly comics are available via DC’s app and ComiXology for 99 cents an issue. Artists teaming up with Palmiotti and Gray include:

 

Wonder Woman: Amanda Conner, then Tony Aikens
Batgirl: Sanford Green
Duela Dent: Ted Naifeh
Power Girl: Mike Bowden
Supergirl: Santi Casas

 

From the original announcement:

AME-COMI GIRLS, launching in May, is based on the best-selling product line from DC Collectibles that brings the distinct Japanese influence of anime and manga to DC Comics’ female heroines and their foes. In the new series, the heroines must unite to stop an invasion by the female Braniac, who is aided by a group of “bad girl” super villains. Initially, there will be five individual character arcs with multiple chapters, leading up to united, Ame-Comi girl series. All stories are written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with Wonder Woman art by Amanda Conner and Tony Akins, Batgirl art by Sanford Greene, Duela Dent art by Ted Naifeh, Power Girl art by Mike Bowden and Supergirl art by Santi Casas.



For a gallery of Ame-Comi figures see here.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.


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