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Metropolis Manga from Dark Horse

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Due in April

Dark Horse will be releasign the original Metropolis manga by Osamu Tezuka this April. The Manga is the original inspiration behind the recent theatrical movie Metropolis, directed by Rin Taro.

From Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy, comes Metropolis, the legendary 1949 graphic novel that inspired the animated fame that floored audiences and critics alike. In a not-so-far-off future a beautiful, artifically created girl -- unaware of her non-human background -- searches for the non-existent parents she believes must exist, wandering alone in a world populated by humans and by the slave-driven robots who serve them. Tezuka's key theme of the nature of humanity in a technological society is framed in bold relief, as well as his wry allegorical observations of the Cold War that was escalating when he created Metropolis. A brilliant work of wit and wisdom -- and guest-starring some friends you may recognize from Astro Boy! -- Metropolis is one of graphic fiction's most enduring tales, availabel for the first time in an English-language edition.

The trade paperback will be 168 pages and retail for $13.95.

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