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Astro Boy 3 (Astro Boy #3)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  278 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
A timeless comics and animation classic, Osama Tezuka' Astro Boy is still going strong nearly half a century after its creation, and Dark Horse brings Tekuza's original Astro Boy manga to America for the first time in an English-language edition. In the novel-length "The Greatest Robot on Earth," a wealthy sultan creates a giant robot to become the ruler of all other robot ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1965)
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Agne Jakubauskaite
Dec 18, 2015 Agne Jakubauskaite rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Urasawa's Pluto series
Recommended to Agne by: Panels & Pages Book Group

“Astro Boy, Vol. 3” by Osamu Tezuka, a legendary manga master, is the third volume in a twenty-three-volume manga series Astro Boy. The Astro Boy series, a three-decade project that became a worldwide phenomenon and an inspiration for countless manga artists, features an extremely advanced android named Astro Boy that fights villains and their destructive creations to protect his friends, save the Earth and preserve the peace.

This volume contains two stories: “The Greatest Robot
Sep 06, 2010 Damon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has the story that Urasawa's Pluto was based on. After reading the source material, it made me appreciate Pluto even more - that you could draw the depth that Urasawa's work has out of this story is pretty impressive. Not that this is bad, but it's definitely... well, simplistic may not make the point strongly enough. I understand that it's an unfair comparison, and I shouldn't judge a 100-page story written for children 50 years ago by a much longer, more mature contemporary work, so I'll ...more
Mar 22, 2015 Emmy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I had started reading Astro Boy after completing PLUTO: Naoki Urasawa x Ozamu Tezuka, Band 001. Pluto was an amazing series, and I'm still bummed that it's over. I had never read anything Astro Boy up until that point, so honestly, I wasn't sure what to think of it. But, it was fast-paced, exciting, and all-round great. This book includes the story "The Greatest Robot on Earth" that inspired Pluto. And...well, after reading Pluto, I was disappointed. Sure, this is one book and that was 8, so the ...more
A 1951 book. The series is promoted as the first manga ever written. The story of this volume is the basis for the modern manga series Pluto (review of that separately).

This book is a very strange mix of American comic style and Japanese manga style. I guess it is something of a precursor to both, though I don't know when American comics originated. The images are simple and very stylised with extrordinarily fanciful robot designs. The story is about a sultan who makes the biggest and best robot
Jan 31, 2008 Jeff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the art and design much more then the story. Although Astro Boy does get in some sick fights, but then he spends 10 pages complaining about losing robot honor. Fucking Japanese and their honor...even robots are affected by this mass guilt.
1. Serangan Siput Raksasa Gerunika
Bagaimana jika hewan yang dikembangkan untuk jadi makanan kita malah berbalik memangsa kita?

2. Gas Kembali Muda
Sebuah meteor jatuh dan mengandung gas yang bisa membuat hewan dan manusia kembali menjadi muda. Wah pasti jadi rebutan para tante-tante pesolek yang nda suka ama keriput yang muncul di wajahnya pasti ^^

3. Manusia-manusia Lemari Pendingin
Atom Boy diminta tolong untuk membantu membuka sebuah piramida. Dalam usahanya ini, Atom dihalangi oleh Sphinx dan pa
Jan 30, 2010 Caroline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, manga
I just picked this up out of historical curiosity, because of reading the 'remake' version in Urasawa's 'Pluto.' But it was actually a lot of fun. I guess this is the Japanese equivalent of Silver Age American comics, with the accompanying insanity (and completely unself-conscious and unexamined insanity, which is what makes this era stand out from the modern, deconstructed versions -- of COURSE a superintelligent Australian robot runs a nursery school, why wouldn't it?). But anyway, the story i ...more
Elijah Kinch Spector
Nov 21, 2008 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Man, these go quick.

Volume 3 is mostly filled with one gargantuan (by Astro Boy standards) story that remains one of his most popular. It probably has the most really big, crazy-looking, battle robots that Tezuka ever invented for an Astro Boy story. It's also full of fight scenes--definitely the most action oriented story so far, but a lot of fun. On top of that, the villain is huge and scary-looking, but basically seems like a kind of child conscripted into battle, or some such, which makes it
Feb 12, 2016 sucker4synth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the cover on this one and some of the other "schematics". Tezuka's cutesy style belies how much he's thought and put into these characters. Astro Boy is what skyrocketed his fame. It's no mystery in these books as to why that is true.
Eme San
Feb 08, 2014 Eme San rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En este volumen Astroboy se enfrenta a Pluto, un robot que ha sido programado para eliminar a los robot más fuertes y convertirse en el más poderoso.

Jan 19, 2015 Felipe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Read this in preparation for my full read-through of Pluto. Very good story.
the storyline 'the greatest robot on earth' is collected here, about a sultan building the strongest robot to destroy the seven greatest robots on earth. the best part of this story is the face that naoki urasawa has adapted and reworked it into the Pluto manga series, which is fantastic.
Louis Mastorakos
The basis for Naoki Urasawa recent adaptation Pluto, this book length story from Tezuka is amazing. I remember seeing the 80s cartoon adaptation of it, and reading the comic and watching the show have melded in my mind. One of Tezuka's greatest stories, and a personal favourite.
Federiken Masters
Aug 17, 2010 Federiken Masters marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Seguro que a muchos.
Recommended to Federiken by: Tezuka en persona.
Basta con que me entretenga tanto como el #1 o la mitad del #2 para que sea un excelente comic. De todos modos me salió tan barato que aunque me entretenga sólo la mitad no me voy a arrepentir de haberlo comprado.
Russell Grant
The story in ths one was pretty great, with a super powerful robot that ends up being more complex then youwould think it would be. The art is perfect as always.
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.
Eduardo Gonzalez
Dec 03, 2012 Eduardo Gonzalez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quarter-2
It was an awesome book. Highly recommend it.
Jun 22, 2012 Jonny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
amazing. all the stories in it were great.
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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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