Any chance we can get some classics from Shotaro Ishinomori : 009-1 Genma Taisen Genshi Shounen Ryuu Happyakuyachou Hyouri Kewaishi Inazuman Jun - Shotaro no Fantasy World Kikaider Robot Keiji Sabu to Ichi Torimonohikae Cyborg 009
It's really unfortunate that Tokyopop only published the first 10 volumes of Cyborg 009. I would have loved to have read much more of the series. Given Ishinomori's relationship to Tezuka, and DMP's involvement with Tezuka titles, Ishinomori's works do sound like a good fit with DMP's lineup.
Is the fact that 009 is such a long-running title a hindrance to licensing and publishing it, and would it be a concern for fans that it might again not see a run to its completion?
In the case of 009, I think it's just that the more hands you get in a pot, the stickier it gets. Kikaider would, however, be particularly awesome. The young`uns should get a chance to so what they've missed.
wer keine fremdsprache kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen. [goethe]
I just discovered you can get several of Ishinomori's classics as digital comics through Comixology (available on the Apple Apps store). I picked up the first volumes of Kikaider, Skullman and Cyborg 009 each for $0.99 (on sale). There are several more volumes for each listed at roughly $4.99
Of course that doesn't mean I wouldn't still love to see several of these series in print from DMP... Kickstarter time again?