(W) Osamu Tezuka (A/CA) Osamu Tezuka
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.
b&w, 168pg, SC, 4 1/2" x 7"
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