Manga or Japanese comics, is one of the greatest things to ever happen to the American comic market since the advent of Super-Heroes. While we know a lot of our customers only truck with the 'Merican made books we all know and love, Manga offers a VAST array of subject matter, genres, art/writing styles and situations that appeal to age groups from wee little ones to grumpy old people! Even the most jaded comic book reader will find something new and exciting in the world of MANGA!!
This week we're taking a look at one of the greatest cyberpunk comics to ever come out of Japan--APPLESEED by Manga-ka Shirow Masamune! Before creating Ghost in the Shell, Shirow told the adventures of a young girl and her cyborg boyfriend as they fight cyber crime on the futuristic streets of Olympus as part of the elite ESWAT unit. Infused with Shirow's trademark future tech, political machinations and tongue n cheek humor, this is an absolutely essential book for lovers of sci-fi awesomeness everywhere!
APPLESEED TP VOL 1-4
(W/A) Shirow Masamune
You can't have a perfect society without perfect people, and the only perfect people are the ones you can manufacture. The governing body of Olympus, an urban utopia created from the ashes of World War III, is about to bring paradise crashing down around their ears as they seek to regulate the minds and bodies of the human race . . . or fully replace them with cyborg substitutes. Deunan and Briareos, still new to the city, find themselves in the unlikely position of having to hold together this house of cards. Their strategy? Destroy the old foundation and pray everything stands while new underpinnings are forged!
From the imagination of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune comes the manga masterpiece Appleseed, an epic cyberpunk vision deftly balancing hardcore techno-science, wry political commentary, and explosive action. A visionary work that inspired the wildly popular animated film, Appleseed is now presented for the first time in America in right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.