Yuusuke Murata, the manga artist behind One-Punch Man, has announced that he will be launching a manga based on Back to the Future, with original screenwriter Bob Gale coming out to supervise the project.
Murata teased the manga back in 2016, but officially announced it at the Ready Player One celebration event in Tokyo. According to Anime Network News, the manga will be based on the original 1985 movie, with story content that wasn’t seen in the original film. However, it might not be limited to just the first film, as you can see Biff Tannen descendent Griff and Doc Brown’s 19th-century love interest Clara in the preview image, along with Marty’s famous hoverboard, even though they’re all from the sequels.
Murata added that the biggest challenge is drawing Michael J. Fox in his role as Marty McFly, calling it an “extremely high hurdle” to overcome. But based on the first look, seems like he’s already creating something special. The manga will start serializing on the Kono Manga’s site sometime in the next couple of months, with a compiled book volume being released in Japan on April 20. No word when it’ll come to the US, but fingers crossed for sooner rather than later. IDW is the domestic publisher for Back to the Future Comics, so hopefully they pick up BTTF. If not, I’m sure someone else will.