Superman Pays Tribute to Dragon Ball and Akira Toriyama in Upcoming Comic

Superman Tribute to Dragon Ball and Akira Toriyama in Upcoming Comic

Superman and Goku: A Tale of Two Heroes

For decades, fans have been drawing parallels between Superman and Goku, two iconic heroes with remarkable powers and captivating stories. Both characters, despite belonging to different races, were raised in peaceful worlds they would later protect from various threats, including those originating from their own lineage. To honor the profound respect Superman holds for “Dragon Ball,” a magnificent tribute has been announced.

How Superman Will Immortalize Dragon Ball in His History

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Geekdom 101 has shared a comparison showcasing how Superman will pay homage to Goku and, most importantly, to the historic work of Akira Toriyama.

Superman’s Heartfelt Tribute to Goku

Here’s everything you need to know about this beautiful tribute to “Dragon Ball”:

  • The comic version of “My Adventures with Superman” will feature a cover that mirrors an early work by Akira Toriyama. 😁
  • The official release of “My Adventures with Superman” issue #4, which adapts the popular animated series, is set for September 4, 2024. 😉
  • This comic will include an alternate cover featuring the image I’ve shared. The purpose of this cover is to pay homage to the final volume of the original “Dragon Ball” manga. 🤩

The Longstanding Comparisons Between Superman and Dragon Ball

Comparisons between Superman and Dragon Ball have been happening for decades. Although it has never been officially confirmed that Akira Toriyama’s work was inspired by Superman, the curious relationship between the two franchises has led to the approval of a move that will thrill many fans who can easily be enthusiasts of both heroes. 😎

It’s worth noting that “Dragon Ball” has its roots in ‘Journey to the West’ and the action-comedy films of Jackie Chun. However, given Akira Toriyama’s love for cinema, it’s easy to see Western influences, such as Terminator. After all, “Dragon Ball” is one of the pioneers of the entire manga shonen concept, but as a story, there are many others with a longer history that laid the groundwork for the entertainment world. In any case, what’s important is that, ultimately, the respect for “Dragon Ball” and Akira Toriyama is absolute.