Astro Boy Volume 18
As Japanese popular culture and entertainment continue to explode in popularity around the globe, the single inspiration of the late Osamu Tezuka—master cartoonist, animator, and storyteller—cannot be underestimated, and Astro Boy is perhaps the most influential work of graphic fiction of the last fifty years. Each volume of his collected adventures is an all-ages treasure trove of action, comedy, and humanity...not to mention monsters, aliens, and giant robots!
• "One explanation for the popularity of comics in Japan is that Japan had Osamu Tezuka, whereas others did not."—Japan's Asahi Newspaper