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‘Astro Boy’ Creator Osamu Tezuka Notebooks to be Published in Japan

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Imagine a volume reprinting the notebook pages on which Captain America and Fantastic Four creator Jack Kirby first scribbled and sketched the concepts that would become his most famous works, including dialogue, back-story, character designs and more, all in the King's own hand. Some

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Osamu Tezuka’s X-Rated ‘Cleopatra’ Movie

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One of the great all-time masters of manga, "Astro Boy" creator Osamu Tezuka has certainly helped create his share of legendary anime series as well. But until Dash Shaw pointed it out at Comics Comics, I was unaware that Tezuka had made an X-Rat

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Manga and Comics: What’s in a Name?

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Manga, comics, it's all the same right? After all, Japanese comics encompass just as many styles, genres and formats as sequential art found elsewhere in the world. So why do we make the distinction as if every manga were "Naruto" and every American comic were "Wolverine?"

The Wall Street Journal asked man

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Link Ink — Jackie Brown in Smallville, Count Chocula vs. Dracula, Spider-Man Arrested

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Crossover: Still reeling from the "Mad Men" finale? Check out yet another Don Draper mashup with comics -- this time of the Batman variety. (Newsarama)

TV: Jackie Brown makes her way to Smallville with the arrival of Pam Grier in a re

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‘Astro Boy’ Spin-Offs: The Movie vs. ‘Pluto’

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Since its creation in 1952, Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" manga has become a certified worldwide phenomenon, featured in multiple television series, movies, and books. 2009 alone saw the introduction of two new takes on the "Astro Boy" mythos: a CGI "Astro Boy" movie aimed squarely at the brainpans of American children, and "Pluto," a new manga for adults who want a little bit more from their cartoon characters

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The Real Astro Boy Story: Depressing as Hell

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With the new Hollywood CGI Astro Boy now out in theaters, the usual question comes to mind: how close will it be to the original comic? And the answer for most US comic fans is..."who the heck actually read Astro Boy?" Well, we did

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‘Astro Boy’ Director David Bowers Talks Butt Guns, Robot Class Struggles, and Sequel Rumors

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With the new 3-D computer-animated "Astro Boy" movie hitting theaters this week, American audiences will once again be introduced to one of the founding characters of Japanese manga and anime.

But will they take the bait this time around? Are the dulcet tones of Kristen Bell, Eugene Levy, Samuel L. Jackson, and other marquee

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McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Poised For ‘Astro Boy’ Toys

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This coming Friday marks the theatrical release of Imagi Studios' computer animated "Astro Boy," meaning merchandise isn't far behind. Perhaps the most notable plastic pieces formed in Astro Boy's honor (in terms of raw distribution) are the upcoming Happy Meal toys packed with kids me

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