The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever

The most exciting news from this year’s New York Comic Con may have come from one of the smallest panel rooms at the convention. Before NYCC, Attack on Titan’s publisher, Kodansha, said they had big news, but were very tight lipped pertaining to any details of the announcement. It should be no surprise that Attack on Titan fans filled room 1A18 to capacity for a panel titled The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever to hear what the news would be.

Before NYCC, The Beat speculated that the big announcement would involve American creators working on Attack on Titan. This was based on the fact that Jeanine Schaefer, known for her DC and Marvel, work would be one of the panelists.

The Beat speculated correctly.

Before a tightly packed, standing room only crowd, Kodansha announced that for the first time ever, western creators would be doing work on Attack on Titan. Coming in late 2016 is the Attack on Titan Anthology, a full color 250 page book of Attack on Titan short stories. Kodansha has booked some of the biggest names in comics to work on this book. The creators include Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Michael Avon Oeming, Cameron Stewart, Paolo Rivera, Gail Simone and Scott Snyder.

Yes, that Scott Snyder.


Snyder himself made an appearance at the panel, literally running into the room from another panel and up to a microphone on stage. The crowd gave Scott a heavy amount of applause after he expressed his love for the Attack on Titan manga and anime, and that he hoped people dug the story he was working on for the anthology.   IMG_8284

The art for the Attack on Titan Anthology that Kodansha had on display was gorgeous! With the talent they’ve lined up for this project, I see the Attack on Titan Anthology being one of the must-read comics of next year.


Late 2016 can’t get her fast enough.

UPDATE: Kodansha will have a free preview available of Attack on Titan Anthology on Free Comic Book Day 2016.