In a surprise announcement, Marvel’s C.B. Cebulski revealed on his Twitter account that the monstrous titans from the hit manga series, Attack on Titan would be crossing over into the Marvel Universe in a manga to be released in late November 2014.
In a series of tweets, Cebulski reflected on how much he loves crossovers and how excited he is for this one.
I loved “Marvel Team-Up” and “What If?” as a kid. I would spend hours dreaming up my own crossovers & alternate reality stories. As I got more into manga, I always imagined how cool it would be for the Marvel characters to cross into the pages of manga worlds. For many decades & multiple reasons, almost no manga, especially popular titles, crossed into other comic universes… until now! If you ever wondered, “What if the titans from Hajime Isayama’s “Attack on Titan” attacked the Marvel universe?”, you’ll find out soon!! Not a joke, folks. Attack on Titan and the Marvel Universe are crossing over! In 2 weeks. In Japan.
No details concerning plot or which characters would star though the preview picture released with the announcement implies that Spider-man will appear and at least part of the story will be set in a modern day metropolis, most likely New York City.
While no official announcements have been made about an English language release of this manga special outside of Japan, it is highly likely that it will be released relatively soon on Crunchyroll’s new manga service.
This isn’t the first time Marvel has worked with Japanese creators. Several of their franchises have had manga and anime releases over the years such as X-Men, Iron Man and Spider-man.