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Appleseed: The Scales of Prometheus (Appleseed #3)

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Life seems ideal within the utopian confines of Olympus, a shining beacon in a post-World War III wasteland, but perfection is always an illusion. Stalking the ruins of New York City is Artemis, a renegade, flesh-eating bioroid (enhanced artificial human) carrying data critical to the future of Olympus. The elite ESWAT is sent in to tranq her and bring her in, but when Art ...more
Paperback, English Edition, 132 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Eclipse Books (first published July 31st 1987)
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Michael
Apr 25, 2012 Michael rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first two volumes were a bit tough to follow. This one was completely impenetrable. Shirow's dialogue bombards the reader with facts, and it's very difficult to sort out what's world-building background info, and what's directly relevant to the story. Whatever thread supposedly tied one chapter to the next was completely lost on me, and I'm not an unintelligent person. In the book's favor, Shirow's mecha designs and action sequences were top-notch as usual; it's a very cool looking book. But ...more
Monk
Nov 24, 2007 Monk rated it liked it
With as much as I love the first two books, three just feels like it's a different story. It's still all of the great Appleseed artwork, and it's filled to brimming with Shirow's style, the story just wasn't as good.
Eric Johnson
Mar 04, 2015 Eric Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of all the Appleseed manga as well as the movies this one is pretty much where I wished Masamune Shirow would go with. Given the tactical nature of my stories and the emphasis on tactical or even special forces operations Operation Benandanti is what I consider one of the best story-tactical missions in existence at least in my mind. The whole execution from Olympus to France has pretty much inspired me to write good tactical stories as a whole, and the political, and military, and even soci ...more
Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson
We have two subplots playing at the same time here, and while they're both good on their own, they don't work all that well together. In fact, they may as well have been separated into their own respective volumes. One involves Deunan and Briareos chasing a flesh-eating bioroid named Artemis, who's escaped into Olympus. The other deals with the pair joining an op team to perform a 'drug bust', which turns out to be much more than that...

The artwork is yet again an improvement over the previous v
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Nicolas
Dans ce troisième tome, Briareos et Dunan se retrouvent mêlés à de l'espionnage international (ce qui a priori est sympa), ainsi qu'à une sombre affaire d'affichage de supériorité diplomatique (ce que je trouve toujours très laid).
Les landmates sont jolis (ainsi que les filles), et l'histoire raisonnablement intelligente. Du coup, ben c'est toujours aussi bien.
Stephen
Apr 30, 2016 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, comics
I'll probably have to re-read this comic a lot. so much going on that shirow doesnt even really care about you keeping track. there's a ten page sequence in the middle, just two naked ladies discussing global politics in a sauna, and all I can say is "of course"
Víctor Segovia
Dec 10, 2014 Víctor Segovia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
estuvo muy entretenido y lleno de información está entrega. Pero la sentí que el autor no supo jugar bien con el personaje de Artemis y la operación fuera de Olímpica dejó mucho que desear sí quería ir más allá de hacerla notar como algo cuestionable.
Alex Cunningham
May 27, 2007 Alex Cunningham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tacticians
Appleseed Book 3 is a hell of a ride. Enjoy militaria? Fall in love easily with strong women? Like to see an artist just as he's hitting his stride? Look no further.
David
Sep 05, 2015 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This volume, as a collection of mostly unrelated vignettes or short stories, was much less interesting and compelling than the previous two volumes. 2.5 stars.
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Masamune Shirow (士郎 正宗 ) is an internationally renowned manga artist. He is best known for the manga Ghost in the Shell, which has since been turned into two theatrical anime movies, two anime TV series, an anime TV movie, and several video games. Shirow is also known for creating erotic art.
Born in the Hyōgo Prefecture capital city of Kobe, he studied oil painting at Osaka University of Arts. Whi
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Other Books in the Series

Appleseed (6 books)
  • Appleseed, Vol. 1: The Promethean Challenge
  • Appleseed: Prometheus Unbound (Appleseed, #2)
  • Appleseed: The Promethean Balance (Appleseed, #4)
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