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Bizarro Back Issues: Astro Boy Against Lord Satan! (1962)

Astro Boy: Robot Land, Osamu Tezuka

If you've read one Astro Boy story, then the odds are pretty good that it's 1964's "The Greatest Robot On Earth." It's considered to be a high point not only for Astro Boy, but for Osamu Tezuka's career, a massive, sweeping story full of Earth-shattering fight scenes and a villain who, despite his horrible acts, isn't entirely evil. It was even revived as the basis for 2003's Pluto, one of the greatest comics of all time, where Naoki Urasawa retold the story as a murder mystery from an entirely new perspective. It is, by any measure, one of the all time greats.

But let's be real here: Why would anyone ever talk about that comic when the very next volume has a story where Astro Boy fights Lord Satan in an amusement park full of robot deathtraps?

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Dark Horse Announces ‘Astro Boy’ Omnibus For Oversized Butt-Guns

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Good news for fans of robots who have jet-boots, rocket fists and machine guns that pop out of their butts: This October, Dark Horse is releasing an oversized omnibus of Osamu Tezuka's legendary Astro Boy, a welcome change since the original digest-sized versions from a few years back have been out of print for quite some time.

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Link Ink: ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Photos, ‘Astro Boy’ Rebooted And A ‘Batman ’66′ Belt To Call Your Own

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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‘Akira’ Creator Katsuhiro Otomo Draws Astro Boy For Anime Industry Magazine [Art]

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The business journal Anime Busience has scored another coup with its cover art for its spring 2014 issue, landing a gorgeous image of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy drawn by none other than Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo.

The magazine's two previous issues have featured a Space Battleship Yamato cover by by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and an Akira cover by Evangelion character designer Yushiyuki Sadamoto.

Check out Otomo's full cover image after the jump!

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Allison Hoffman’s Amigurumi Brings Yarn Versions Of Your Favorite Characters To Life [Art]

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We've profiled some awesome amigurumi artists here at CA, but somehow we missed the comprehensively amazing works of Allison Hoffman. As spotlighted by Conan O'Brien, Pee-Wee Herman, Jimmy Kimmel, Martha Stew

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Link Ink: ‘Adventure Time’ SDCC Exclusives, Cosplaying For Burgers And Rapoza Rangers

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Toys: The protagonists of Adventure Time and Regular Show are getting decked out in SDCC attire for their Comic-Con exclusive action figures from Toys 'R' Us.

Theme Parks: Dubai is set to get its own Marvel Adventure theme park by the end of 2013.

Gaming: HeroClix Online has announced new Captain America f

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‘TeZukA’ Translates Osamu Tezuka’s Manga into Dance Show [Video]

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You've no doubt heard Martin Mull's often cited observation that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. I wonder what Mull would think of dancing about manga? That's just what Belg

Link Ink: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ in French, ‘The Darkness II’ Demo and Astro Boy Cider

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Movies: There's something extra classy about the French Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance movie poster.

TV: Marvel's The Super Hero Squad Show will move from Cartoon Network to The Hub on January 30.

Gaming: The Darkness II playable demo is slated to arrive

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Link Ink: Tom Hardy Breaks Like Bane, Dark Horse Announces Different Same-Day-Digital Prices, and Wacom’s Inkling in Action

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Movies: Fans may not know what Bane has in store for Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, but Tom Hardy seems to have cheerfully "broken" at least one crew member while working on the film.

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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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