News Astro Boy Manga's New Edition Previewed Online
posted on 2008-09-10 22:53 EDT
Dark Horse to reprint Osamu Tezuka's classic this month
The Publishers Weekly magazine's website began hosting a 12-page preview from Osamu Tezuka's classic Astro Boy manga yesterday. The preview shows the origin story of the young robot, and Tezuka himself makes an cameo in the manga; Tezuka breaks the fourth wall to look at how the real world changed in the decades since Astro Boy debuted. This month, Dark Horse is reprinting the manga in a new edition that combines the first two volumes in the original edition. Hong Kong's IMAGI studio is planning to release a computer-animated Astro Boy film next year.
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