Dark Horse to collect manga series “What’s Michael?” in early 2020
Like comics? Like cats? Then I think you’ll like this announcement from Dark Horse.
The manga series What’s Michael?-- described as “Japan’s version of Garfield”-- is being reprinted and collected by Dark Horse early next year. Mixing a day-in-the-life approach with elements of fantasy, What’s Michael? will collect multiple out of print volumes of the series for the first time in English. Check out the details below.
Per Dark Horse:
The Award-Winning Cat Manga Hilarity Returns
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (June 25, 2019)— In 1997, What’s Michael? arrived at Dark Horse with its very first English translation. Now, the New York Library Award series returns to print with its first-ever English collection in What’s Michael? Fatcat Collection Volume 1!
Described as "Japan's version of Garfield, Heathcliff, and Krazy Kat all rolled into one," Makoto Kobayashi's What's Michael?, the original cat manga, mixes slice-of-life cat reality with out-of-this-world cat fantasy into one tasty dish of laughter!
What’s Michael? FatCat Collection Volume 1 contains the out-of-print original What’s Michael? Volumes 1- 6. The 520-page oversized collection includes the out-of-print volumes Michael’s Album, Living Together, Off the Deep End, A Hard Day’s Life, Michael’s Favorite Spot, and Michael’s Mambo.
What’s Michael? FatCat Collection Volume 1 will hit comic shops on January 29, 2020 and other retailers on February 11.