Comic Book Series
Johnny Hiro 1

Cover to Johnny Hiro #1

Johnny Hiro is published by AdHouse Books. Price per issue is $2.95.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Johnny Hiro #2: 19 Sep 2007

Current Issue[]

Johnny Hiro #3: 23 Jan 2008

Next Issue[]

none scheduled


Irregular ongoing series.


Main Characters[]

Johnny Hiro -- professional busboy and accidental hero

Mayumi Murakami -- Johnny Hiro's girlfriend, daughter of 1970's Tokyo action girl, Ami Murakami

Minor Characters[]

Mr. Masago -- restaurant owner and Johnny Hiro's boss

Shinto Pete -- restaurant owner and Masago's rival

Gozadilla -- a giant dinosaur who once aspired to be "The Monster That Destroyed Tokyo," Gozadilla was defeated by Super A-OK Robot, specifically under the leadership of Ami Murakami

Super A-OK Robot -- a 1970s Japanese action team consisting of five individually piloted robotic limbs that, when joined together form a giant warrior robot. The team consists of:

  • Takashi Takahashi
  • Kenchi
  • Ami Murakami
  • Kid Science
  • Yoshi "Toro" Inoue

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

The comic series features cameos by:

  • Michael Bloomberg -- Mayor of New York City
  • Alton Brown -- Host of the popular television series, "Good Eats"
  • Jeffrey Steingarten -- Chief food critic for Vogue magazine and freelance food journalist
  • Usher -- R&B recording artist and producer
  • David Byrne -- Former lead singer of New Wave band Talking Heads

Recent Storylines[]

Johnny Hiro #3[]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Johnny Hiro #2[]

Johnny Hiro #1[]

Past Storylines[]


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Johnny Hiro, vol. 1 - Collects #1-3. "Johnny Hiro tells the story of an everyman and the challenges he faces. Challenges like the revenge of a big lizard, the quest for a lobster, or what can happen when 47 ronin go to the opera." - WorldCat - ISBN 1935233025


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer/Artist/Creator: Fred Chao

Greys: Dylan Babb

Letters: Jesse Post

Publishing History[]

First published in 2007.

Order Codes[]

These are the order codes and prices as provided by Diamond Distribution. Your local comic shop should be able to order these for you.

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

News & Features[]