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Old 01-03-2009, 11:24 AM   #49   [permalink]
Project Akira
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Pluto by Naoki Urasawa

A retelling of Tezuka's story "World's Greatest Robot" and it's easily one of the best comics being made today. Someone is murdering the world's strongest robots and leading authorities on Robot rights. The only clue is a pair of horns found at the crime scenes. Robot detective Gesicht must investigate to learn who is committing these crimes and the same time learn their connection to the 39th Asian Conflict that he was involved in years ago. There are tons of twists and turns making this one exciting story. The way that Urasawa updates the story while it doesn't improve on the original I think looks at in ways that makes as relevant to today's world as the original was to the past.
If by high art you mean it's fun to smoke pot and look at Mike Mignola's art, I'm in total agreement.
- Tom Spurgeon (writer for the comics journal), on whether or not Mike Mignola's Hellboy is high art
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