MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN GN VOL 1: ACTIVATION
(W) Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Yoshiyuki Tomino (A) Hajime Yatate
Gundam. A robot. A genre. A legacy. Like the Velvet Underground, Kirby's Fourth World and Blade Runner, the impact of this work is not able to be accurately measured until one steps back, looks at it through the decades and sees the raw power of such and original and unique idea that has permeated into the very being of a whole generation of creators. Reading Gundam for the first time is like listening to Muddy Waters after hearing nothing but Rolling Stones and coming to that shocking realization that what you thought was so primal, so powerful, was nothing more than a watered downed version of a true original.