JY, the Yen Press kids' imprint responsible for celebrated works such as Svetlana Chmakova's Awkward and Disney's W.I.T.C.H. and Wizards of Mickey, announced they would be publishing a graphic novel based on Big Hero 6: The Series, the animated show. The book will be out in August 2021.
Adapted by Hong Gyun An
"The gang is back in an all-new adventure! Join Hiro, Baymax, Go Go, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred as they fight to protect the streets of San Fransokyo."
Filled with lovable characters and an intriguing science-fiction premise, Big Hero 6 has been a fan favorite Disney property since the release of the Academy Award®-winning 2014 film. The graphic novel adaptation of Big Hero 6: The Series provides fans with fun-filled adventures with their favorite characters and is set to debut in between the end of the Big Hero 6: The Series animated show and before the highly anticipated original series Baymax! begins streaming on Disney+ in 2022. The series might be the closest Disney has to My Hero Academia, the Japanese manga and anime series about superheroes for middle-graders. You could argue that these are better superhero comics than Marvel and DC's since they're for the intended audience – kids.
Big Hero 6: The Series is drawn by talented newcomer Hong Gyun An, a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His range of dynamic character expressions is demonstrated throughout the pages of Big Hero 6: The Series. It's not exactly a manga because it's not created in Japan by Japanese creators, but it looks as good as any manga. The School of Visual Arts has been turning out a lot of top-notch talent for a long time now, and many of them entertaining the Young Adult and Middle-Grade graphic novel world rather than monthly comics.
Big Hero 6: The Series is out in August from Yen Press.