Astro boy, Volume 16

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Dark Horse Comics, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
53 Reviews
Fifty years after his creation, Astro Boy continues to lead the manga and anime charge, his adventures still as fresh and exciting as when first crafted by master storyteller/cartoonist/animator Osamu Tezuka. Astro Boy is packed with action, laughs, and genuine emotion, interlacing fantastic situations with timeless themes and wry observances about technology, war, and the human condition.

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Review: Astro Boy, Vol. 1 (Astro Boy #1)

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Old, but a lot of fun, and with some really interesting storytelling techniques that I'm surprised aren't used more today. Read full review

Review: Astro Boy, Vol. 5 (Astro Boy #5)

User Review  - Andrew Perron - Goodreads

Astro Boy is an amazing series. It's an odd fusion of Isaac Asimov, Gardner Fox, and Tex Avery. It often ignores the material aspects of technology in order to play up the metaphorical implications, like a more complex Silver Age comic. Fascinating. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Regarded by many as the "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka was born in 1928 in Toyonoka, in Osaka, Japan. A prolific author and artist, Tezuka is generally regarded as the single figure responsible for developing Japan's massive manga and anime industries. His cinematic art style and novelistic narratives have made his work as universally accessible and relevant now as when first published in Japan. A list of his well-known and universally loved work includes the classic JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO (also known as Kimba the White Lion), BLACK JACK, ADOLF, MIGHTY ATOM (known as ASTRO BOY in the U.S.) and METROPOLIS (recently made into a hit anime film). Tezuka continued creating comics until his death in 1989.

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