Nothing From Marvel In November For Big Hero 6 – But Plenty From Disney

downloadBig Hero 6 was a Japanese superhero team created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau for Marvel, for the Alpha Flight comic, but who appeared in their own series by Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez first.

And Disney are making an animated movie based on the comic. All over San Diego Comic Con, you couldn't move for Big Hero 6 and you might expect Marvel to take advantage of the fact, since they own the comic. Even though Marvel didn't make any new Days Of Future Past comics to go alongside the movie, as part of issues between Marvel and Fox, they did reprint the original comics and published an X-Men plot line with plenty of future and past time travel.

But for Big Hero 6? Nothing. Not even a collection of the original comics. There's an Amazon listing of a British collection for 2009 but no sign of a reprint.

Instead, from Disney, we get a Little Golden Book, Big Golden Book, a Step Into Reading book, a Stepping Stone book and a Junior Novelisation.

news_xlarge_baymaxAnd as of today, get a Japan even gets a manga series starring Baymax, as a prelude to the movie, from Haruki Ueno, serialised in Kodansha's Magazine Special.

The adventure story revolves around Hiro, a boy who lost his dear brother Tadashi in a mysterious accident, and Baymax, a robot developed by Tadashi. The story is set in San Fransokyo, a fictional city that combines the images of San Francisco and Tokyo.

But a new US series, or a collection of the original Marvel comic books? No sir. Oh, there may be a digital surprise coming. But in print? Big Hero Lax.

Marvel's Tom Brevoort told us to wait and see. Well, we waited. And we saw.

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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