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Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka – Read This Now!

Posted by Luke Brown On November - 3 - 2010

As a manga novice, I lucked out in having Pluto, one of the greatest stories ever told, be my first foray into the world of Japanese comics.

PLUTO: URASAWA X TEZUKA, VOL. 1
Written and Drawn by NAOKI URASAWA
Adapted from “The Greatest Robot on Earth” by OSAMU TEZUKA

Astro Boy is one of the most celebrated fictional characters in Japanese culture. I’m sure the task of reimagining his most memorable tale, “The Greatest Robot on Earth,” wasn’t easy. Fortunately for all of us, Naoki Urasawa is more than up to the task. His interpretation of the events as a murder mystery not only make it wholly its own brilliant story, but inspire an entire generation of new fans to seek out the original work of Astro Boy creator, Osamu Tezuka. I couldn’t have chosen a better manga to be my first, and once you read this book, you’ll be just as hooked.

So we hear you’re looking for something to read. That’s great because we’ve got a ton of recommendations on what comics you should be checking out. Every week we’ll pick out one gem from the longboxes or trade shelves that you absolutely cannot miss. We’re talking mainstream, indie, full storylines, single issues, and beyond. If there’s a comic we enjoy that we think you will too, you’ll hear all about it on Read This Now!

Written by: Luke Brown
Edited by: Dominic Moschitti
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Dominic Moschitti


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