Kodansha Comics today revealed exclusively to CBR a cover for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network anthology. The cover is illustrated by Dustin Nguyen (Descender). More art and information about the anthology will be revealed at the Kodansha Comics panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Saturday.
The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network anthology is a collaboration with Masamune Shirow, the creator of the Ghost in the Shell franchise. The anthology spans 160 pages and features four brand-new stories set in the Ghost in the Shell universe by notable writers throughout the comic book industry.
Those original stories will be penned by Alex de Campi (Twisted Romance) and Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet), Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy, Motor Crush) and LRNZ (Golem), Genevieve Valentine (Mechanique, Icon), & Brent Schoonover (The Astonishing Ant-Man) and Max Gladstone (Craft Sequence) & David López (All-New Wolverine).
The anthology will follow four separate storylines. Major Motoko Kusanagi will be reunited with a wartime rival during uncertain times. Section 9’s most human members will go up against an anti-cyberization cult. An examination of Kusanagi’s foes will force her to reconsider her actions and her own identity.
Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network releases this Fall and will retail for $29.99.
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