The Zany Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics Debuts From VIZ Media
Lighthearted Companion Volume Collects Bonus Comics And Never-Before-Seen Strips By Creator Hiromu Arakawa
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces a new addition to one of manga’s greatest series with the release of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics on March 12th.
The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics features a complete collection of four-panel comic strips from Hiromu Arakawa’s original Fullmetal Alchemist series (which is published in English by VIZ Media) and never-before-seen bonus strips from Japan. The title is rated ‘T’ for Teens and carries a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN.
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Though the Elric brothers’ circumstances are tragic, in these spoofs penned by author Hiromu Arakawa, the duo’s quest to reclaim their bodies is completely hilarious!
“The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics adds a fun and lighthearted twist to Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved action-adventure series,” says Hope Donovan, VIZ Media’s Managing Editor. “Fullmetal fans and readers familiar with Arakawa’s humor won’t want to miss this comprehensive collection.”
The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics complements VIZ Media’s current release of the remastered Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition. Featuring an updated translation and fresh lettering, the Fullmetal Edition volumes are each presented with bonus color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper. Fans can also explore the artwork of the series in The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist. The substantial print-exclusive edition contains more than 300 illustrations by Hiromu Arakawa.
For more information on Fullmetal Alchemist and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.