The Duel Masters Manga is written by Shigenobu Matsumoto, and is published by Shogakukan in the CoroCoro Comic magazine.
While it has not been licensed for the U.S market, there has been an American created comic book by Dreamwave Productions. There are no plans for the Japanese version of the manga to be acquired by any U.S. publishing company.
A mysterious organization is interested in fledgling duelist Shobu Kirifuda's ability to bring Duel Master creatures from the creature world to life in his card battles. With the support of his friends, Shobu duels with passion, discipline, and heart as he strives to be like his father and become the next Kaijudo master.
The story centers around the card game of Duel Masters, which revolves around five civilizations (Fire, Water, Nature, Light and Darkness). It was written and drawn by MATSUMOTO Shigenobu (松本しげのぶ), and was published in Shogakukan magazine as well as CoroCoro comic
After the success of this series, the Duel Masters Cross manga was adapted for the anime.
In Summer 2005, another manga series was released as a continuation of the Duel Masters Cross manga, called Fighting Edge.
In 2009, a mini series of Duel Masters: Side Story was released as a summer vacation special. The manga also contains another series not covering the anime, Duel Masters Gaiden. Both manga feature the same group of characters, but with different adventures.
The Zero Duel Masters manga was released in 2007, and focuses on new stories about the TV series of Zero Duel masters. Rather then a series of volumes, Zero Duel Masters only has one volume that covers the entire Zero Duel Masters anime story.
There is also a Duel Masters Flash: Manga released with only one volume in 2007.
Duel Masters: Star Cross was released in 2009, and was the last manga released that focused on Shobu and the events after Duel Masters Cross. It is created and drawn by the previous author and artists. This series currently has 8 volumes.
In November 2010, a new manga was released for the "CoroCoro G" magazine called Duel Masters: Legend Champion VICTORY.
In late 2012, Duel Masters: Revolution was released.