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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Stuff of Interest - May 2006 - Buddha v1

by Osamu Tezuka
Japanese comics godfather Osamu Tezuka tells the story of Buddha's life like it's never been told before. The progenitor of manga as we know it, and the inspiration for countless artists, Osamu Tezuka continues to elicit the deepest awe with his sweeping grasp of the human condition. This life of Buddha is one that all ages and persuasions can enjoy.
Softcover, 5x7, 400pgs, B&W $14.95
MAR063136 Del Rey

Looks like they've decided not to make the paperbacks of the series thinner and with different breaks between the books than the hardcovers had, as they had scheduled a few months ago. That's good, it didn't make much sense to me, although I guess it would have been nice to have some quality Tezuka in the under $10 price point, where most of the pop manga dwell (ASTRO BOY was down there, but I didn't like it too much). Anyway, really good, weird but wonderful stuff if you haven't been picking up the hardcovers.

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