Marvel to create its first-ever Chinese comic superhero with NetEase

IANS

Jul,09 2017 14:26 18 IST

Beijing: US publishing giant Marvel will work together with a Beijing-based company to create its first-ever Chinese comic superhero.

Marvel logo. Image from Twitter.

Marvel logo. Image from Twitter.

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.