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20 Awesome Covers From Classic ‘Shonen Jump’


It's no exaggeration to say that Shonen Jump is one of the cornerstones of manga. Since it started in 1968, the weekly anthology has given rise to some of the biggest titles in manga history, including One Piece, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, and more -- and, judging by the covers, an awful lot of stories about baseball.

And I know that, because I just spent a good amount of time browsing an incredible Flickr gallery from Sao Paolo, Brazil's Kami Sama Explorer Museum, where they've collected a massive amount of covers from Shonen Jump's 46-year history, going from the first issue in July of 1968 all the way up to 2009. It's fantastic to see them lined up next to each other, because you can see the evolution of some of the most dominant styles in manga as you browse through, but there are also a lot of really great individual covers. So before you head over and take a look at the full gallery, check out 20 of my favorites below!

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If ever there were an indie toy line that paid homage to M.U.S.C.L.E. (Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere), October Toys' new OMFG! (Outlandish Mini Figure Guys) line is it. Honoring Mattel's imported line of gummy PVC wrestler minifigures that brought Japan's Kinnikuman franchise to the United States in the mid to late '80s, OMFG...

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