Astro Boy, Volume 1

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Dark Horse Comics, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 222 pages
Dark Horse proudly presents one of the crown jewels of manga - Astro Boy! Created by the late Osamu Tezuka, a revered animator and cartoonist (who created over 150,000 pages of comics in his career!) considered the Walt Disney of Japan, Astro Boy was the first manga series to be adapted to animation and became a worldwide phenomenon, making Astro Boy the Mickey Mouse of anime - a jet-powered, super-strong, evil-robot-bashing, alien-invasion-smashing Mickey Mouse, that is!

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User Review  - Kurt.Rocourt - LibraryThing

A kids comic with adult themes running through it. A real all ages comic by a master of the medium. If you wanted to start a child on reading comic books this is an excellent starting point. Read full review

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Regarded by many as the Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney, Osamu Tezuka was highly renowned and respected for his countless manga works by people of all ages. A legend to this very day, even since ... Read full review

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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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