Astro boy

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Dark Horse Comics, Jun 26, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 216 pages
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Dark Horse proudly presents another of the crown jewels of international graphic fiction -- Astro Boy! Created by the late Osamu Tezuka, a revered animator and cartoonist -- creating over 150,000 pages of comics in his career! -- and considered the Walt Disney of Japan, his 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! Exciting, whimsical, and touching, Astro Boy hearkens back to the classic era of comics and animation, featuring stories that readers young and old will enjoy. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this landmark series, never before available in America, each volume featuring over 200 pages in an affordable and convenient pocket-sized format as currently collected in Japan!

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

User Review  - Jody Lewandowski - Goodreads

I'm glad to have read the first volume of this "classic" manga. Sadly, it's just not my cup of tea. Felt disjointed, and I only found a plot line to follow half-way through the book. I can appreciate ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

The introduction to this volume does a good job of explaining the importance of Astro Boy, orginally called Mighty Atom in Japan, and providing a little history without dragging on too long. Call me ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

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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