Movies: Universal and Illumination Entertainment are teaming up with Tezuka Productions to produce a live action/CGI hybrid adaptation of Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki's Pluto manga, which explores a world analogous to Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy stories .
Naoki Urasawa's "Pluto" is probably one of the best comics I've ever read. It's stark, uncompromising, driven, virtuosic, addictive and bull-headedly optimistic. Despite being an adult adaptation of a children's pop-culture phenomenon, it doesn't fall into the common trap of inserting airport-novel sleazy melodrama. There's nothing deconstru
The end of the year is upon us, and as the old man that is 2009 hobbles towards the finish line, we're taking stock of the best comics to hit the shelves in the last 12 months. And by comics, we mean everything: superhero books, indies, manga, singles, graphic novels -- we love it all
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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