Comic Book Series

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.

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