BTS ‘FAME’ Manga to Tell Story of Group’s Rocket Ride to Global Superstardom

BTS ‘FAME’ Manga to Tell Story of Group’s Rocket Ride to Global Superstardom

While the world waits for BTS to regroup in 2025 once the septet’s members have completed their mandatory duty in the South Korean military, an upcoming manga comic book will tell the story of K-pop superstars’ rise to global domination.

Tidalwave Productions announced on Thursday (Jan. 4) that BTS will be the latest subjects of its FAME manga series in FAME:BTS, which is due out on Jan. 10. The 22-page comic written by Eric M. Esquivel and illustrated by manga artist Lucy Fidelis Arts, will be available in digital and print formats across a variety of platforms. The print version will be sold in softcover and hardcover editions, with cover art by Paulo Teles Yonami and colors by Alexandre Starling.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to entertain ‘The BTS Army’ while the boys are putting their ‘Bulletproof Boy Scouts’ claim to the test in the actual South Korean military!,” writer Esquivel said in a statement.

“Exploring the comics universe with the BTS was a delightful journey, where every stroke, word, and scene became strokes of joy,” added artist Fidelis of the biographical re-telling of how RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook rose from obscurity to global pop domination over the past decade. “We crafted a captivating narrative that reflects the brilliance and magic of BTS’s extraordinary journey.”

The FAME series has previously told the stories of artists including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Drake, Beyoncé and Selena Gomez, among others. The BTS book is available for pre-order now on Amazon; according to HYBE/BIGHIT, the manga is not officially endorsed by the group’s management, who had no input on its contents.

In December, Jimin, Jung Kook, Rm and V became the final members of the group to enlist in the mandatory 18-month military stint, following Jin, J-Hope and Suga.

The article “BTS ‘FAME’ Manga to Tell Story of Group’s Rocket Ride to Global Superstardom” by Gil Kaufman was published on 05/01/2024 by