Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE notably expands its manhwa and webtoon-inspired catalogs this summer with the print release on July 25th of GET SCHOOLED.
The latest acquisition emphasizes the continued popularity of manhwa and drives home the convergence of webtoon and manhwa content.
The gritty action series by Yongtaek Chae and Garam Han is based on a smash hit webtoon produced by the renowned Korean webtoon production company, YLAB, and has drawn strong international audience acclaim. In GET SCHOOLED, Hwajin Na’s teaching techniques are violent for a bureaucrat from the Ministry of Education. But when punishments don’t seem to work on even the worst of school bullies, there is no better man for the job. Sometimes you can’t get a good education until those bullies are taught a lesson.
ABLAZE describes the series as follows:
It is the near future, and student violence in schools is out of control. In a questionnaire survey for teachers, 98.6% say it is far more challenging to teach students than in the past, and 85.8% say it is not only more challenging but now dangerous.
Eventually due to out-of-control youth violence, a teacher is murdered, and the news goes everywhere. As a result, public opinion calling for rapid changes to juvenile law boils over in all parts of the country.
The Ministry of Education and the National Assembly, feeling the seriousness of the collapse of the teaching authority, take the news very seriously and revise the Teaching Rights Protection Act, to create a single supervisory body. The name of the supervisory body is the Office of the Protection of Educational Rights.
Hwajin Na becomes a supervisor of the Educational Rights Protection Bureau and is sent to a school where the collapse of the school authority is severe. His teaching techniques are violent for someone who works in the Ministry of Education. But when punishments don’t seem to work on even the worst of school bullies, there is no better man for the job. Sometimes you can’t get a good education until those bullies are taught a lesson…