Astro Boy (GN 19)
Title: Astro Boy
Volume: GN 19
Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: 2003-10-01
Suggested retail price: $9.95
Age rating: ALL
Fifty years old 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.
Story and art by Osamu Tezuka.
(added on 2008-12-03, modified on 2008-12-03)
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