Somehow I wound up with three copies of Tiger & Bunny Volume 1, courtesy of Viz Media. So I’m hosting a contest!
Tiger & Bunny is based on the anime series, featuring a Japanese take on superheroes and reality television shows. Wild Tiger is an existing hero who’s no longer drawing as much audience attention, so he’s paired up with Bunny — Barnaby Brooks Jr. — who has a younger, fresher take on how to do things.
There’s a lot of action in this series, but not much content otherwise. We learn almost nothing about the heroes beyond their powers, and the idea of a team run by a company for commercial instead of heroic purposes has been around for decades in American superhero comics. However, those curious about how one nation’s favorite genre plays in another culture might be curious.
To win one of the copies, please leave a comment below telling me which manga and superhero comics you’d mash together, and what the result would be. A winner will be picked randomly from all entries on Wednesday, May 1. (U.S. addresses only, please. Winners will be emailed to confirm address. If email is not answered within 24 hours or a valid email address is not provided, a replacement winner will be selected. Your email won’t be used for any other purpose.)