Astro boy, Volume 22

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Dark Horse Comics, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 216 pages
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From the infinite imagination of Osamu Tezuka, arguably history's most important-and inarguably its most prolific - creator of graphic fiction, comes Astro Boy, the standard bearer for the exploding anime and manga industries, and an acknowledged classic of the form. An all-ages masterpiece of action, fun, and humanity - and plenty of robots! - Astro Boy packs more excitement and entertainment into each value-priced volume than most comics do in a lifetime! In this volume: a compendium of Astro Boy short stories involving time machines, Astro's first love, train bombs, brain switching, and the end of Astro!

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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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