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Astroboy Vol 2 (Astro Boy #2)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  217 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
As Mickey Mouse is to American animation, so to anime and manga is Astro Boy, the quintessential creation of Osama Tezuka, one of the world's revered giants of comics and animation. Dark Horse brings the original Astro Boy manga to America for the first time in an English-language edition, translated by Frederick L. Schodt, renowned for his work on Ghost in the Shell and f ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 2010 by ASA (first published 1993)
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Debbie Zapata
May 14, 2015 Debbie Zapata rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: saturday
I never saw or read much of Astro Boy when I was a kid. I remember being a little creeped out by him, but my brother liked him a lot. So did my husband, which is why I recently purchased this book. I thought he might enjoy a trip down Memory Lane. I claimed the Right Of First Read before handing it over, and although I could see what would appeal to the younger versions of my brother and husband, I was still a little creeped out by Astro Boy himself. I know he is a robot, with special abilities ...more
Federiken Masters
Feb 09, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Bajo precio y buena fama.
Cuando leí el primer tomo de AstroBoy, lo hice con cierta condescendencia. Lo disfruté, pero tuve que pasar por alto varios detalles que me parecían muy tontos o muy desfasados en el tiempo, como si a la obra le pesaran sus décadas a cuesta. Con este tomo no me pasó nada de eso, más bien al contrario. La temática, detalles de la estética, la idea general, los chistes, muchos de esos elementos me hicieron sentir como si este comic hubiera sido escrito ayer. Eso no necesariamente es bueno, pero en ...more
Elijah Kinch Spector
Nov 21, 2008 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Astro Boy is, at its best, part Superman and part X-Men (back in the day X-Men), with a healthy facade of slapstick comic strip.

Astro Boy is the original, formative character who really gave birth to a bunch of genres and set what the medium itself would be used for in the future. He's also super strong and can fly, with a bunch of other powers that are hard to keep track of. What's more, he's not human and never will be, and kind of wants to be, but in a way this makes him more human than the r
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Gary
May 01, 2016 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still loving the art style. I enjoy the robot rights side of the stories. At times I wish the stories were more focused on Astro and not the slew of side characters he meets. We'll see if future editions have more Astro Boy
Dony Grayman
Tomo 2 en edición argentina. Fácilmente conseguible en librerías de saldos.
Barry
Jul 05, 2013 Barry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, comics, japanese
Ham-fisted story-telling and a really, really unnerving, masogynist ending made me give this volume two stars at first--and my addition of another star is still siting uneasily. But many other parts of the story are funny and imaginative, and Tezuka's charm is undeniable. The volume does approach some interesting questions--much like X-Men does--but fumbles them at the last minute. Oh well. It's not like Astro is meant to give deep lessens, I guess. The book is fun and without much overwrought d ...more
Phillip Goodman
much better than the first volume in this fantastic series, and that is saying quite a bit, it has a great deal of complex and ambiguous social and political commentary, such as would be uncommon in a book for adults, but downright extraordinary in a children's book. excellent writing, design, and great fun while giving you something to think about.
Danielle
Aug 26, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute, classic and wonderfully told, even after all these years.
Claudette Banda
Jun 10, 2009 Claudette Banda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, illustrated
pure joy, the original Osamu when he started it all.
Jonny
Jun 22, 2012 Jonny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really good
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From Wikipedia:
Dr. Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫) was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. He is often credited as the "Father of Anime", and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his f
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