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If You Love 'Westworld', Try These Comics Next
If You Love 'Westworld', Try These Comics Next
Over the past few weeks, HBO's new hit series Westworld has captivated a viewership with its complex tale morality play of gods, men and machines. As great as Westworld is, it's only on for one hour a week, and soon it'll reach the season finale. If you need more of that good machines-achieving-sentience action, we've selected five of the best robotic comics for you to sample next. Love that? Try this.
How Urasawa's 'Pluto' Reinvents Tezuka's 'Astro Boy'
How Urasawa's 'Pluto' Reinvents Tezuka's 'Astro Boy'
Without the massive popularity of Osamu Tezuka's trademark creation Astro Boy, the manga and anime industries might look very different today. By taking the hot topic of the time --- nuclear power --- and marrying it with a heroic child character and the influence of the Walt Disney cartoons that were flooding into postwar Japan, Tezuka not only secured his reputation as "the father of manga," but created an enduring icon of action and adventure. The book also had a very specific influence on one of the greatest mangaka of the 21st century, Naoki Urasawa, who retold one of the classic Astro Boy tales in Pluto, but succeeded in making it very much his own.
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 18: Lemons, Rice and Bats
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 18: Lemons, Rice and Bats
Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week, using this helpful key:KEY £ Demagoguery % Peculiarly textured hair ° Snobs get what's coming to them § Protagonist wears spectacles ¥ Antepenultimate installment € Psychological state of environment-closing-in represented graphically ^ Shooting off sparks