Marvel to create first Chinese superhero comic book

Beijing, July 9 (IANS) US publishing giant Marvel will work together with a Beijing-based company to create its first-ever Chinese comic superhero.

The Disney-owned company, which has created iconic superheroes like Spiderman and Captain America, and Chinese company NetEase have signed an agreement to work together to create the first comic with a Chinese superhero.

Marvel has also authorised NetEase to release 12 copies of its comic stories online in China, including ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Captain America’, reports Efe news.

Movies based on Marvel comics have earned over 8 billion yuan ($1.18 billion) in China so far.

–IANS

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