200609141244In all the retailer summit hoopla of Whedon and the Dabels a little news was missed, namely that Masashi Tanaka’s GON will be coming back via the CMX imprint.

Long before the dawn of Man, savage dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Now, only one remains – the smallest, yet wildest of them all. GON marches across the wilderness defending the friendly and furry from the mean and hungry. Told entirely without words, the lushly illustrated adventures of GON highlight the amazingly detailed art and visual storytelling genius of creator Masashi Tanaka. An instant sensation in Japan where these comics adventures first appeared, the series returns to U.S. shores with this collection.

The first six volumes of GON were originally published in the U.S. by DC ‘s Paradox Press imprint from 1992-2002. The reformatted version published by CMX will be introduced at $5.99 (subject to change).manga imprint of DC Comics, announces plans to publish GON, from renowned writer/artist Masashi Tanaka, for release in 2007.


  1. GON was probably the first manga I ever picked up. Brilliant, beautiful art. Can’t wait to see what they come out with. Hope it includes new material beyond the original six issues DC came out with in the 90s.

  2. My library’s copies checked out again and again until they plumb wore out. Those books were so much fun. I’m looking forward to the CMX editions, and I, too, hope we’ll see more than six volumes.

  3. A truly cool and idiosyncratic manga. I remember checking it out because Steve Bissette had talked it up in his sorely missed creator-owned book, Tyrant, and it might just qualify as my first manga too. Or did I read Nausicaa first? Anyway, glad to see it returning. The story where Gon clamps onto the back of an aging lion and hunts a gazelle with it is frickin’ transcendental.

  4. Okay I’m stoked. I’ve got one volume of this and it’s one of the few comics to make me laugh out loud and take my breath away with the sheer beauty of the artwork at the same time. Bring on the Gon.