Astro Boy, Vol. 3 by Osamu Tezuka

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A timeless comics and animation classic, Osamu Tezuka' Astro Boy is still going strong nearly half a century after its creation, and Dark Horse brings Tekuza's original Astro Boy manga to America for the first time in an English-language edition. In the novel-length "The Greatest Robot on Earth," a wealthy sultan creates a giant robot to become the ruler of all other robots on Earth. But in order for that to happen, he must defeat the seven most powerful robots in the world, including Astro Boy, who must have his horsepower raised from 100,000 to 1,000,000 to face the challenge! And his sister, Uran, also flies in to lend a helping hand! Plus, in "Mad Machine," Professor Fuller invents a device that causes other machines to go berserk, and Astro Boy has to save the day! This volume contains the following stories: The Greatest Robot on Earth Mad Machine
 

About Osamu Tezuka

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Regarded by many as the "God of Manga," Osamu Tezuka was a prolific author and artist, and is generally regarded as the single figure responsible for developing Japan's massive manga and anime industries. His cinematic art style and novelistic narratives have made his work as universally accessible and relevant now as when first published in Japan. A list of his well-known and universally loved work includes the classic Jungle Emperor Leo (also known as Kimba the White Lion), Black Jack, Adolf, Mighty Atom (known as Astro Boy in the U.S.) and Metropolis (made into a hit anime film in 2001).
 
Published May 28, 2002 by Dark Horse Books. 208 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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The Village Voice

In celebrated manga artist Naoki Urasawa's Pluto, manga god Osamu Tezuka's novel-length Astro Boy story, "The Strongest Robots in the World" (available here) has become something darker.

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