Marvel alum Takeshi Miyazawa returns to Japan, publishes first manga

by  in Comic News Comment

It looks like Marvel alum artist Takeshi Miyazawa is returning to his family’s roots. The Toronto-born artist moved back to his family’s native Japan several  years ago where Miyazawa has been working diligently to break into the manga industry. After years of hard work — he’s done it, and on Feb. 26 denizens of Japan can buy Miyazawa’s manga debut Lost Planet: Bound Raven.

For years Miyazawa worked as an artist for Marvel Comics, drawing  Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Uncanny X-Men and Runaways amongst other minis and guest issues. The artist’s last major work in American comics was 2009’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #8.

There’s no word yet on any American publishers securing the rights for Miyazawa’s manga, but here’s to hoping!