Lost World

Lost World From the creator of Astro Boy and Metropolis comes Lost World the first of Osamu Tezuka s cycle of original science fiction graphic novels including Metropolis and Future World published in the late

  • Title: Lost World
  • Author: Osamu Tezuka Kumar Sivasubramanian
  • ISBN: 9781569718650
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the creator of Astro Boy and Metropolis, comes Lost World, the first of Osamu Tezuka s cycle of original science fiction graphic novels including Metropolis and Future World published in the late 1940s and early 1950s When a rogue planet approaches Earth, a team of scientists voyage to the world and discover a land out of the ancient past a planet populated by dinosaFrom the creator of Astro Boy and Metropolis, comes Lost World, the first of Osamu Tezuka s cycle of original science fiction graphic novels including Metropolis and Future World published in the late 1940s and early 1950s When a rogue planet approaches Earth, a team of scientists voyage to the world and discover a land out of the ancient past a planet populated by dinosaurs But a group of crooks has stowed away aboard the spacecraft, and the scientists must fight for their survival against both crooks and hungry monsters A dazzling work of imagination and guest starring some friends you may recognize from Astro Boy Lost World is timeless graphic fiction from one of the medium s true masters, available for the first time in an English language edition.

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    1. Just not my cup of tea, especially after the last 2 series I have read by him. This must be an early work of his, so also might me why it just did not suit me.

    2. Tezuka is one of the greats of the Manga world, or maybe he is Manga period. My mind reels that he wrote/draw young adult stories to works like "MW," which is totally mess-up and insane look at a serial killer.Nevertheless "Lost World" is an adventure story that is charming, extremely well-written, and a work that really moves on the page. I often said that Tezuka is the Disney of Japan, but that's not true - he is even a larger figure than that. What is needed is a critical study on him and his [...]

    3. This is by far the worst Tezuka book I've ever read, but then, he wrote and drew it while he was still in high school, the insanely talented bastard. There's a real randomness to the first few quarters of the book, but Tezuka's character designs are always fun (he has some mad scientists and animals-with-human-brains in a Dr. Moreau-like set-up, and instead of monsters the hybrids all resemble cute Disney characters) and it was a real pleasure to see him just go crazy with dinosaurs for a (too) [...]

    4. Really interesting structure! It's kind of haphazardly put together--the first half of the book focuses on Shunsaku Ban's struggle against a group of thieves, and the second half is a pretty abrupt shift into outer space--but it's got some fabulous sequences in it. Seeing Acetylene Lamp make his debut as a reporter is great, too, and the change in his role over the course of the story is pretty fascinating. It's hard to reread, but worth reading at least once.

    5. It's definitely one of Tezuka's early SF works, so a lot of it is pretty formulaic. The art suffers from it not strictly being made by Tezuka's hand--essentially, in order for it to be mass printed when it was first published, someone had to trace his art. And boy, does it show. Even with the warts, you can tell that Tezuka was having some fun writing it, and I liked that Dark Horse included his retrospective afterward in their edition.

    6. This would be my top pick for a kid getting into manga. There is fighting, espionage, science fiction, a talking rabbit and dinosaurs! There also isn't any sex because it was written for children. That's also why it isn't as dark as some of Tezuka's later works, like MW, more like Looney Toons violence.

    7. A team of scientists discovers a new planet edging towards Earth, and voyage to it. Hijinx with crooks, dinosaurs, and plant people ensue. It's Tezuka in his more cartoonish mode, and yet still manages some interesting sci-fi ideas and a fairly high level of death and violence. There are other works of his that are probably better to start with, but this one has its own sense of fun.

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