DC Comics has announce that the company will release Lupin III’s Monkey Punch final project before passing away. The multi-tier project features artworks of Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, Shazam, Aquaman, and Supergirl.
People who buy DC Comics’ Blu-ray or DVD copies get hoodies, water bottles, artwork, and tote bags which will feature illustrations. While those who rent them get the chance to enter lotteries and win prizes.
Lupin The 3rd manga creator Monkey Punch (real name, Kazuhiko Kato ) died of pneumonia on the 11th of April. He was 81 years old.
Monkey Punch launched Lupin III in the first issue of the magazine Weekly Manga Action on August 10, 1967. The series was meant to be a three-month but went on to become an extremely popular and successful franchise, spawning numerous manga, five animated television series, seven animated feature films, two live-action films, three OVAs, music CDs, video games, and a musical. Monkey Punch himself even directed the 1996 film, Dead or Alive.