The world of North American anime and comics have crossed paths a few times in the past, both officially and unofficially, with one of the biggest artists on Marvel and DC’s roster recently trying out his talents on Dragon Ball’s Shonen franchise, created by manga artist Akira Toriyama. Chris Samnee has been an artist on some of the game’s greatest superheroes, including Daredevil, Captain America, The Mighty Thor, Superman, and countless others from Marvel and DC, with the comic book artist sharing his take on Dragon ball Goku.
While this crossover may not be official, there have been a few times that the heroes of the Marvel Universe have put their toes into the world of anime. Several years ago, several behemoths of the dark franchise of The attack of the Titans jumped into the Marvel Universe, battling the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy in a one-shot that was only eight pages long but contained plenty of major fights. In addition to this crossover, Deadpool, everyone’s favorite Merc With A Mouth recently met My Hero Academia’s All Might, which makes them one of the greatest teams in the history of North American anime or comics.
Chris Samnee shared the new version of Dragon ball Goku via his official Twitter account, with the comic book artist for Marvel and DC recently doing the same with a new version of My Hero Academia’s All Might, as well as countless other characters he tried his hand at playing in his unique style:
– CHRIS SAMNEE (@ChrisSamnee) September 29, 2021
While Dragon ball super the anime ceased to air after the conclusion of the Tournament of Power Arc, it returned to theaters with the official introduction of Broly in the main series and will return with a new movie next year in Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroes. Set to focus on some of the characters who aren’t Goku or Vegeta, the feature film will tell a new story for the Shonen franchise.
What do you think of this new version of Son Goku? What other anime characters do you want to see tackled by comic book artists in the West? Please let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Dragon Ball.