On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined once again by John from the Mercury Falcon Youtube channel, as well as first time guest and manga letterer, Phil Christie, to finally discuss one of Shotaro Ishinomori’s many classic manga titles with Kamen Rider! One of two of the biggest long lasting tokusatsu hero franchises Ishinomori was responsible for creating about a man who, after being kidnapped by an evil organization known as Shocker and turned into a cyborg, dons the superhero persona of Kamen Rider, the defender of justice! Join us as we gush about Ishinomori’s amazing art and rave about how fun the series was to read, but also how we feel the development of both the story and the characters fall a bit flat due to the comic needing to stay consistent with the then concurrently airing television series. Plus, John gives us a lot of history on the background and development of Kamen Rider, while Phil discusses his process while working on the lettering for the manga’s release from Seven Seas! Listen as we JUMP for joy and KICK our feet in the air while we discuss why this series is still a joy to read even over 50 years later!!

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00:00 Intro

03:39 – Kamen Rider manga discussion

1:31:43 – What other Rider series have we watched? Or want to watch?

1:37:02 – “Where do I start with Kamen Rider?”

1:45:22 – Has Kamen Rider’s legacy overshadowed that of Ishinomori’s?

1:50:03 – Why isn’t more Kamen Rider available in the US?

2:01:29 – What’s our favorite manga from Ishinomori?

2:04:24 – Guest Plugs

2:07:23 – Community Shout-outs!:

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Music Used:

Let’s Go!! Rider Kick by Hiroshi Fujioka

Kamen Rider no Uta by Koichi Fuji

About The Author Colton

Colton is just your regular glasses wearing nerd residing in Saint Louis, Misery (that's a joke) who loves reading and collecting manga as a hobby and also records too many podcasts! He started off his podcasting escapades in 2013 when he created Life Lessons: The Gintama Manga Cast, which was a show dedicated to Gintama and its past English release of the manga. From there he became the co-host of shows such as the Manga Corner from Anime3000, Heavenly Kings, One Podcast Prevails and many more. Colton first discovered manga back in 2006 when he bought his first issue of Shonen Jump, and ever since then, his love and passion for manga took off from there! His favorite titles include Sket Dance, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Colton can be found frequenting sites such as Anilist and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.

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