Saturday, September 13, 2008

Astro Boy Manga Vol. 1 & 2 Reprint Preview

Dark Horse Comics did an excellent job of releasing the original Astro Boy Manga to English Speaking audiences. Most of the volumes should still be easy to find and purchase today, but for those of you who are having a hard time tracking down the first 2 volumes (like me), have no fear. Volumes 1 and 2 are being reprinted into one collection, to be released very soon.

And that's not all. To mark the upcoming release of this large collected volume, a 12 page preview is now online. Not only can you catch a glimpse at Astro's origin, but Osamu Tezuka himself makes an appearance in manga form. Read it for yourselves at Publishers Weekly.

If you would like to buy this collected volume for yourself, consider making the purchase through the link to the right and you'll be helping to support Astro Boy World.


Anonymous said...

As a fitting tribute to Osamu Tezuka, Imagi should do a CG version of Osamu, based on his drawings of himself and then have him appear somewhere in the movie.

Ninjatron said...

I agree! Tezuka appeared often as a character in the recent Black Jack Anime directed by his son Makoto, so I think it's well within the realm of possibility for Tezuka to appear in the Astro Boy movie, even if it's just for an instant. I'll bring this up on the main blog some time.