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— by James Whitbrook: Earlier this month, news broke that manga artist Jiro Kuwata passed away. While the artist and writer was known in Japan for series like Maboroshi Tantei and 8 Man, in the west we know him for one particular curiosity: the Batman manga. Its take on Batman 55 years on still feels unlike anything we’ve seen with the DC Comics character…

Image courtesy of Jiro Kuwata/DC Comics