VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE PRINT DEBUT OF JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD
Classic, Fan-Favorite Shonen Jump Series Makes Its Epic English-Language Debut! Digital Edition Also Available!
San Francisco, CA, February 4, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, launches the acclaimed multi-generational paranormal action adventure manga (graphic novel) series, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, with the print debut of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD, Vol. 1 on February 24th.
Released in print in English for the very first time, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD will be published under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump Advanced imprint in a deluxe hardcover edition featuring color pages and fresh cover art. The series is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN. JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE PART 2 – BATTLE TENDENCY is scheduled to debut in the Fall 2015.
A digital version of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD Vols. 1-3 is available now for $10.99 each (US/CAN) across all platforms serviced by VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App. The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. The digital edition is be similarly available on digital storefronts for the Kindle, iBooks, GooglePlay, Kobo, ComiXology, and Nook.
In the series’ opening volume, young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!