Steve Jobs manga comic book debuts in Japan

The comic book is reportedly a manga version of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of the late Apple leader.

Steve Jobs, manga comic book hero.
Steve Jobs, manga comic book hero. Yahoo Japan

Steve Jobs is now a manga comic book character courtesy of a new series that debuted today in Japan.

The first installment of the manga series known as "Steve Jobs" is now on Japanese newsstands in the April issue of a monthly publication called Kiss. Created by award-winning manga author Mari Yamazaki , the book plays out as a manga version of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Jobs.

The first chapter is available on the Web thanks to Yahoo Japan's online bookstore and shows Jobs talking to Isaacson about writing the biography.

Since his death in 2011, Jobs has been the subject of several books, including Isaacson's biography. He's even been the star of his own comic book . But this is the first time he's been given the manga treatment for a Japanese audience.

Additional chapters of the serialized comic book will appear each month in Kiss.

(Via AppleInsider)

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.


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