Batman Goes Manga, Gets Gory

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Faces being cut off victims and Bruce Wayne being haunted by a deathly Batman in his dreams. That's what fans of DC's Caped Crusader will get if they pick up Batman: Death Mask, a new anime miniseries that doubles as the American comics debut of acclaimed Japanese creator Yoshinori Natsume, if the just-released preview pages are anything to go by.

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The four issue series - the first issue of which is due in stores on April 9th - brings a serial killer with connections to Bruce Wayne's Japanese training to become Batman to Gotham City, as well as bringing Togari and Kurozakuro creator Natsume (who's also worked on Konami's Metal Gear Solid games) to an American audience sure to shun him because he doesn't draw like Jim Lee.

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Preview the Dark Knight's new manga look [MySpace]

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Josh Wimmer

I like how it starts out with the basic sounds effects like SPLAT and THUNK to make us feel comfortable and draw us in, but then moves on to the more clearly non-American ZAAA and POK. I might just start working POK into my everyday conversation.