Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Astro Boy Essays in Foreword

The new issue of Foreword includes a review of Frederik L. Schodt's The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution. Reviewer Lance Eaton looks at Schodt's take on the "God of Manga":

Schodt explores Osamu [Tezuka] and one of his earliest commercial successes, providing readers with an in-depth look at the man and how he conceptualized, created, loved, and hated the series in all its different manifestations. ...He succeeds in this synthesis of pop culture, biography, and history. [more]