Summary

In the wake of the critical acclaim for the incredible Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of master storyteller and cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is the flame that ignited the modern anime and manga industries and is a key touchstone in virtually every area of popular entertainment. In this volume: "Solomon's Jewels"; "Showdown in the Alps"; and "The Lying Robot."

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V23 Astro Boy

The worldwide explosion of Japanese animation, toys, games, and comics can be traced to one focal inspiration, master storyteller Osamu Tezuka, and Astro Boy is Tezuka's most revered creation, a rousing all-ages masterpiece of action, fun, and humanity. This, the final volume in the definitive Astro Boy collection, features a cavalcade of Astro Boy short stories featuring everything Astro fans have come to expect: robots, ray guns, rockets, and a riot of a good time!

V22 Astro Boy

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!

V21 Astro Boy

Dark Horse Comics brings the original Astro Boy to America for the first time in an English-language edition! In the wake of widespread critical acclaim for the Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of master storyteller and cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is Tezuka's most beloved body of work, a visionary series that laid the groundwork for the international phenomenon that are the comics and animation industries of Japan. Innovative, exciting, and as fresh today as when it first appeared nearly half a century ago, Astro boy is timeless graphic fiction for readers of all ages. Translation by Frederik L. Schodt, author of America and the Four Japans and translator of Masamune Shirow's Orion.

V20 Astro Boy

Dark Horse Comics brings the original Astro Boy to America for the first time in an English-language edition! With graphic novels and animation exploding across America like never before, the signal creative and spiritual influence of the late master-storyteller Osamu Tezuka is being recognized worldwide, the skill, range, and emotional power of his storytelling placing him among the giants of graphic fiction and animation. And Tezuka's Astro Boy is perhaps the single- most important action/adventure archetype for the 21st century, a timeless all-ages work with its roots in classic comics and cartooning and its branches reaching into every corner of today's popular entertainment. Few works — past or present — pack the excitement, laughs, and warmth of Astro Boy. Translation by Frederik L. Schodt, author of Inside the Robot Kingdom and translator of Barefoot Gen.

V19 Astro Boy

Dark Horse Comics brings the original Astro Boy to America for the first time in an English-language edition! Fifty years and still rockin', Astro Boy proudly wears the championship belt of all-ages robot action, still leading the manga and anime charge begun by master storyteller/cartoonist/animator Osamu Tezuka, the acknowledged creative and spiritual linchpin of Japan's leading entertainment media exports. Perhaps the most endearing, and enduring, creation to emerge from Tezuka's bottomless creative wellspring, Astro Boy is packed with action, humor, and pathos, interlacing flights of the fantastic with timeless themes and wry commentary on humanity in a rapidly changing technological landscape. Translation by Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics and translator of Ghost in the Shell.

V18 Astro Boy

Each volume of Astro Boy is an all-ages treasure trove of action, comedy, and humanity...not to mention monsters, aliens, and giant robots!

V17 Astro Boy

From the boundless imagination of Osamu Tezuka, arguably history's most important — and inarguably its most prolific — creator of graphic fiction, comes Astro Boy, the singular archetype for the exploding anime and manga industries. A timeless 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 year!

V16 Astro Boy

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.

V15 Astro Boy

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.

V14 Astro Boy

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. Perhaps the most endearing, and enduring, creation to emerge from Tezuka's volcanic imagination, Astro Boy is packed with action, laughs, and genuine emotion, interlacing fantastic situations and creatures with timeless themes and wry observances of technology, war, and the human condition. In this volume: "The White Hot Human"; "Uran"; "Hachi, the Devil"; "The Tenma Family's Fortress"; "Gernica."

V13 Astro Boy

In the wake of the critical acclaim for the incredible Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of master storyteller and cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is the flame that ignited the modern anime and manga industries and is a key touchstone in virtually every area of popular entertainment. In this volume: "Solomon's Jewels"; "Showdown in the Alps"; and "The Lying Robot."

V12 Astro Boy

With the rapidly expanding explosion of manga and anime, the vast creative and spiritual influence of the late, great Osamu Tezuka is being recognized worldwide, the skill, depth, and humanity of his storytelling placing him among the giants of the comics medium. Astro Boy is the action/adventure archetype for the 21st century, an action-packed roller-coaster ride for all ages imbued with humor, warmth, and wry commentary on humanity in the technological age. In this volume: "Roboid"; "The Eues of Christ"; "Rejuvenating Gas"; and "Space Broadcast."

V11 Astro Boy

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. In this volume: Astro Boy must help a robot bomb escape his creators and prevent earth from being destroyed; Astro battles a deadly underground tank controlled by an evil general bent on world conquest; a famous police detective enlists Astro to help him solve a murder - with the detective's father as the prime suspect!

V10 Astro Boy

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The works of Osamu Tezuka are being enthusiastically discovered and re-discovered by American audiences. Tezuka is the unquestioned creative wellspring for the modern anime and manga industries, the influence of his genius now pervading popular culture around the globe, and Astro Boy is the quintessential Tezuka work -- innovative, exciting, hilarious, and even heartbreaking. Few works of graphic fiction -- or any fiction, for that matter -- offer so much fun and humanity that appeals to so many different ages. In this volume: Astro battles the mighty (and really BIG!) Garon; Astro must solve "The 100 Million Year Old Crime;" and Astro is stolen!

V9 Astro Boy

Osama Tezuka's Astro Boy is the all-time, 100,000 horsepower champion of classic all-ages robot action! Available for the first time in America, these tales are as exciting, touching, and hilarious as when Tezuka crafted them almost half a century ago! In this volume: Astro Boy tries to foil a mad scientist's plot to use a robotic Cleopatra to recreate the ancient kingdom of Egypt; Astro tries to solve the mystery of a young ghost appearing on 3D TVs; and Astro joins with the robot Cobalt in a race against time to stop a lost H-Bomb from devastating Japan!

V8 Astro Boy

Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy has for fifty years represented the best in all-ages graphic fiction and is regarded universally as the launching pad for the worldwide manga and anime explosion. Filled with humor, action, drama, and humanity -- not to mention robots! -- Astro Boy will remind you why comics first grabbed your heart and imagination. In this volume, Astro remains stranded in the 20th century, but he's certainly not laying about! Astro must save the Earth from a voracious Martian fungus -- and save the intelligent organism from the hydrogen bomb -- all the while having to begin the fight for robot's rights and to keep robots from fighting each other!

V7 Astro Boy

From the infinite imagination of the revered Osama Tezuka, creator of Metropolis, comes Astro Boy, the launching pad for the worldwide phenoma that are manga and anime. Standing among the pantheon of classic comics series, Astro Boy shows the absolute excitement, wonder, and entertainment that only the greatest comics can achieve, as only the true masters of the medium can create. In this volume, Astro Boy's adventures in the 20th Century continue. After lying buried beneath the Mekong river during the Vietnam War, Astro is discovered and revived many years later in a time when robots are worked like slaves and discarded like broken toys. Teaming with the young and idealistic Dr. Ochanimizu, Astro fights for robot rights...and encounters his creator, Dr. Tenma, at the time of Astro's creation, a situation that could create a dangerous time paradox!

V6 Astro Boy

In the wake of the critical acclaim of the incredible Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is the flame that ignited the modern manga and anime industries. Perhaps the most endearing, and enduring, character to emerge from Tezuka's volcanic imagination, Astro Boy thrills, amuses, and warms the hearts of readers of all ages. In this volume, a collision with an alien spacecraft sends Astro and the craft's female pilot fifty years into Earth's past, a past before robots -- not to mention aliens! Astro must find a way back to his present -- our future -- before he runs out of power, but his power is desperately needed in a world torn by war and the terror of nuclear weapons!

V5 Astro Boy

Half a century old, Astro Boy has once again taken America by storm! Created by the late, great Osamu Tezuka, Japan's "God of Manga," Astro Boy is the cornerstone of today's thriving manga and anime industries. Never before available in an English-language edition in the States, Dark Horse brings Astro Boy to America in collaboration with Studio Proteus, with translations by Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! and translator of Ghost in the Shell and Barefoot Gen. In this volume: Astro Boy must convince a confused robot not to aid an evil plot to take over an island rich in mineral wealth; a space leopard sent by conqueror aliens must be stopped before he can drain Earth's energy; and Astro must team with a robot-hating detective to apprehend thieves who have stolen an artificial sun! This volume contains the following stories: Crucifix Island Space Snow Leapord The Artificial Sun

V4 Astro Boy

Standing shoulder to shoulder with comics and animation icons Krazy Kat, Mickey Mouse, and Tin Tin, Osama Tezuka's Astro Boy remains as fresh today as when the boy robot first appeared nearly fifty years ago. And Tezuka's Astro Boy original manga are now finally available in America in an English-language edition, produced in collaboration with Studio Proteus and translated by Frederik L. Schodt, well-known to manga readers for his work on Ghost in the Shell. In this volume: Astro fights to free abused robots from a robot theme park that masks a secret weapons factory; Astro and fellow robots are stranded on the moon only to discover a valley full of diamonds...but they are not alone, and the diamonds are not unguarded; Astro becomes trapped in the twentieth century after a child prodigy's time machine breaks down; and Professor Ochanomizu and Astro Boy are caught up in a movement to overthrow a dictator who has a machine capable of producing human clones...and a force of evil robots to defend it! This volume contains the following stories: Robot Land Ivan the Fool A Day to Remember Ghost Manufacturing Machine