Monday, April 25, 2011

Alabaster




This week I bring you guys Alabaster by Osamu Tezuka. Alabaster has got to be one of my favorite series done by Osamu Tezuka. It's one his darkest and most unique works. Partly because it's main character is a disfigured semi-invisible criminal who kill people and hides there bodies with the very weapon that made him disfigured, that weapon being a gun that shoots a ray that turns it's victims invisible. I'm not going to go very far with the plot but this is a must read. Hopefully this will be licensed in the U.S. soon that means you Vertical Inc. For a more indepth look at the plot check out this page from tezukainegnlish.
http://tezukainenglish.com/?q=node/99

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Man From Mars



Well it's been awhile I started school recently so I haven't had to time to post anything. But this week I had time so I thought I'd post some pics of one of my acquisitions Osamu Tezuka's A Man From Mars. Which is a 22 page short story with a beautiful cover. It was Printed in July 1952 as a supplement in Shonen Gahosha. here's a quick plot outline from http://tezukaosamu.net/
"A Man from Mars" is a science fiction short story depicting a conflict between an alien from Mars and earthlings. A boy called Chiru-chiru and his younger sister Michiru are poor children. One day they help a mysterious stranger lying by the roadside. The man, named Harrire, gives them golden seeds. It turns out that Harrire is a Martian who has come down to Earth to get water. Harrie negotiates with humans for the water he needs, but in vain. Meanwhile, a villain named Dr. Marpigie carries away Harrire's spaceship. Chiru-chiru, Michiru and Detective Higeoyaji help Harrire and fight against the villains in the snow-covered mountains.





Saturday, February 12, 2011

AKIRA



Sorry for the 2 week break I haven't had much time over these past 2 weeks. This week's feature is AKIRA Katsuhiro Otomo's Epic manga. Why Akira you might ask? well a lot of people have seen the movie but not a whole lot of read the manga. which in my opinion blows the movie away. It's just one of those series that stands the test of time.  It's artwork is amazing, it's story is unique, and mind-blower it's basis is on Tetsujin 28 aka Gigantor. Really? you might ask. Gigantor? Many of Akira's character share common names with those in Tetsujin 28. Tetsujin 28 is about an secret military robot, Akira is about a secret military psychic who just happens to be #28. Akira is a great read and I highly recommend it to any one who has seen the movie or just want's to read an interesting book. Well I'll leave you guys off with an Interview from Akira's creator Katsuhiro Otomo.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monthly Bokura Magazine


This week my feature is on Monthly Bokura Magazine. Monthly Bokura Magazine was a magazine published by Kodansha starting in 1954 and ran until 1969. where it ultimately ceased publication. Most of the popular series in the magazine were switched over to it's new weekly counter part until it ceased publication in 1971. The magazine had a host of various Ultraman manga series as well as being the original home to the manga Tiger Mask. Stay tuned for next week's exciting new feature!!!!!!
Woot Ultraman Manga









Pretty cool color page

Western Manga
I thought this page was really well done for its time.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Introductions


Hi I'm Chris and I've decided to start this blog dedicated to vintage manga. Why? you might ask well I've been looking around for not just a blog but even websites dedicated to vintage manga, and I haven't found anything just random blog posts about the occasional old book or magazine. So i thought "why not?" so every week I'm gonna post Something about either a manga I have or a manga I've found from about 1940 to late 80s early 90s. So I'll leave you guys with one of my favorite videos that explains the history of Weekly Shonen Magazine and it's rivalry with Weekly Shonen Sunday from the NHK world show Imagine-nation.

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