Dark Horse joins with Shogakukan to release zombie survival manga “I Am Hero” Vol. 1-4

Dark Horse is proud to announce I Am a Hero Volumes 1-4, the first collaboration with Japanese publisher Shogakukan!

I Am a Hero finds Hideo—a mentally unhinged manga artist—witnessing the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo. He’s certain of only two things: he’s destined to be the city’s hero, and he possesses something quite rare in Japan—an actual firearm! Each Dark Horse Manga omnibus edition includes two Japanese volumes!

Finally translated to English, I Am a Hero is the worldwide best-selling series, 2015 feature film, and winner of the esteemed Shogakukan Manga Award.


“I Am a Hero is probably the greatest zombie manga ever. It has the slow buildup of a psychological horror manga, but when the zombies hit, they hit hard, and the manga accelerates into volumes-long fight-or-flight sequences that seem like they’ll never stop.”—Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide)

“I often need some cool down time after reading [I Am a Hero] because I can tell the manga is actually having a visceral effect on my real-world perceptions . . . It is an amazing story that puts it firmly in my must read list of manga.”—Toshi Nakamura (Kotaku.com)

“Mixing mental health issues with the human will to live in the face of unimaginable terror, the work goes hard on the reality of the end of days and what it really takes to be a hero.”—Fangoria

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